About this Course
This course is designed for practitioners in the construction industry interested in the basic principles of construction law. It will review general rights and obligations of contractors and employers, as well as time, payment, SOP and dispute related issues in construction contracts. It is principally designed for non-lawyers in the construction industry but lawyers seeking an introduction to this area may also be interested. It will be taught in 4 evening webinars. An electronic Certificate of Attendance from the SCL (Singapore) will be issued to all attendees who fully attend and successfully complete the Course.
Please note that participants would be required to attend 4 evening sessions (register once to attend all 4 sessions):
- Session 1: Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
- Session 2: Thursday, 17 February 2022, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
- Session 3: Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
- Session 4: Thursday, 24 February 2022, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Course participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.
|Tuesday, 15 February (5:00pm – 7:30pm)||Module 1 – Introduction to Construction Contracts, including concepts of completion, DLP, EOT, etc.|
|Thursday, 17 February (5:00pm – 7:30pm)||
Module 2 – Subcontracting & Payment Principles, including the Role of the Certifier, Valuations etc.
|Tuesday, 22 February (5:00pm – 7:30pm)||Module 3 – Default and Dispute Resolution, including common construction disputes, bonds and guarantees, implications of notice requirements, dispute resolution clauses and an outline of the arbitration process.|
|Thursday, 24 February (5:00pm – 7:30pm)||Module 4 – Security of Payment Act|
*There will be a 10-minute break for each session.
Mr. Mohan Pillay – Managing Partner, MPillay; Head of Office, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Mohan Pillay conceived & developed this 4-evening program in 2010, when it was first launched. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Singapore/UK qualified dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in advisory, commercial litigation and regional arbitration work, particularly in construction and engineering projects. His past appointments include President of SIArb, Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Chair of SCL (Singapore) and the International Construction Projects Committee, IPBA, as well as teaching appointments as Adj. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2003 - 2011) and Visiting Professor, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London (2005 – 2011). He is co-author (with Toh Chen Han) of “The SICC Handbook – A Guide to the Rules and Procedures of the Singapore International Commercial Court” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016). In addition to being the General Editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, he is also a chapter author for the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases' chapter on building and construction law.
Deputy Course Director:
Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
A seasoned litigator, Chen Han has been described by Legal 500 as ‘very methodical’, ‘forceful and relentless in his cross-examination' and ‘a go-to individual for complex delay claims’, who is ‘unafraid to dive into details’. He acts as Counsel in international arbitrations, and in Singapore's High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings and has acted on major infrastructure projects e.g. the construction of power plants in Borneo, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa, international airports in India and Vietnam, the Red Line Commuter Train Project in Thailand, an iron-ore processing plant in Russia, and numerous large-scale projects in Singapore including the iconic Marine One development, Changi Airport, Sports Hub, Tuas Desalination Plant 3, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase II, Lower Seletar Water Works, Changi Water Reclamation Plant Phase 2, Biopolis, Fusionopolis, Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, the Thomson, Eastern Region, and Jurong Region mass rapid transit lines. Chen Han is the Immediate Past Chair of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Contributing Editor for Singapore’s leading construction law textbook, Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (Chow Kok Fong, 2018), and a Contributing Editor for the Singapore Journal of Construction Law.
Teaching Faculty will include:
Mr. Ang Wee Jian – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Wee Jian is an international disputes lawyer, specialising in infrastructure related arbitration and litigation. His matters arise from major infrastructure projects across Asia, South Africa, and the CIS region, and are often confidential, complex and high value in nature. They have involved railways, wind farms, water desalination and process plants, roads, gas turbines, power stations, hospitals, high rise office buildings, hospitality projects, and residential complexes. He routinely advises on a range of construction-related issues regarding FIDIC clauses, completion, time and cost claims, fitness for purpose and design & build obligations, ground conditions, force majeure, performance bonds, and termination etc. Wee Jian is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has acted as counsel in Court proceedings, including urgent applications seeking and resisting injunctive relief, Mareva applications, and calls on performance bonds and guarantees. Wee Jian is amongst the inaugural select batch of Singapore-qualified lawyers recognised in 2018 as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law. He sits on the Singapore Academy of Law Construction Law Protocol Working Group. A recipient of the Singapore Academy of Law Overseas Attachment Scholarship, Wee Jian has worked with Queen's Counsel in Fountain Court Chambers in London.
Mr. Chan Yong Neng – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Yong Neng is a construction advisory and disputes resolution specialist. He has advised on and acted in disputes across a wide range of infrastructure projects locally and internationally, including coal fired power stations, petrochemical refineries, process plants, rail lines and stations, tunnel boring projects, airport terminals and residential developments. His experience includes the resolution of costs and time claims arising from variations, unforeseen physical conditions, acceleration and prolongation of works, defects, non-compliance with contractual specifications and the termination of contracts. Yong Neng regularly acts in international commercial arbitrations and proceedings in the Singapore Supreme Court. He has also successfully represented clients as counsel and advocate in adjudications under the Singapore Security of Payments Act. He currently serves as a tutor / facilitator for the Singapore Bar Exams, teaching civil litigation to future lawyers.
Mr. Hai Song Tan – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Described in Legal 500 as a “rising star” and a “Key Lawyer” of his firm’s construction and international arbitration practice, Hai Song focuses on infrastructure and energy disputes. He has advised and acted for domestic and international clients across a range of sectors, ranging from conglomerate property developers to EPC design-and-build contractors for multi-billion refinery projects. Hai Song also acts as counsel in adjudications under the Singapore Security of Payments Act, Singapore High Court proceedings, as well as international arbitrations. Hai Song routinely advises and acts on disputes outside of Singapore, including Vietnam, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa, and is familiar with all stages of a construction dispute. In addition, Hai Song was an Assistant Editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal (2020 – 2021).
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 11 February 2022
FEES (includes materials, if any)
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