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Construction Law 101 (13th Run): Sessions 1 - 4 (21, 23, 28, 30 March 2023)
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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 classes.

A Certificate of Attendance from the SCL (Singapore) will be issued to attendees who fully attend and successfully complete all 4 Modules of the Course. 

Course Programme:

Tuesday, 21 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) Module 1 – Introduction to Construction Contracts, including concepts of completion, DLP, EOT, etc.
Thursday, 23 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm)

Module 2 – Subcontracting & Payment Principles, including the Role of the Certifier, Valuations etc.

Tuesday, 28 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) 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, 30 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm) Module 4 – Security of Payment Act, including the key tenets of the legislation and an outline of the adjudication process.

*There will be a 30min dinner break for each session. Registrations will start from 4.45pm. Course starts at 5.00pm sharp.

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:

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Ms. Andrea Utasy Clark– Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP

Andrea specialises in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors, with a focus on contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters as well as corporate crime and investigations. She has advised on a wide range of cross-border disputes, including international arbitrations, adjudications and complex commercial disputes involving the construction, oil and gas, mining, shipping, aviation, agriculture and various other industries.  Andrea has represented clients in international arbitrations under institutional rules including the SIAC, ICC, ICDR and SCMA rules as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.  She has also represented clients in connection with litigation in Bangladesh, India, New York, Pakistan and Singapore. In addition, Andrea has advised on cross-border regulatory matters and investigations relating to anti-bribery, anti-corruption and competition issues.

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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.

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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. Tan Hai Song – Senior Lawyer, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP

Hai Song has a LLB (First Class) from the Singapore Management University. He is Singapore qualified, and mainly practices in commercial litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international), with a primary focus on construction and engineering disputes. He has advised and acted for domestic and international clients across a wide range of sectors (ranging from local property developers to EPC design-and-build contractors for multi-billion refinery projects). He has experience appearing before both the Singapore courts and arbitrators, and was previously part of the team involved in the first ever matter before the Singapore International Commercial Court. He was also an Assistant Editor for the inaugural issue of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, a co-publication by the SIArb and the Singapore Academy of Law.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 14 March 2023

 Full Course (4 Modules) 

SCL (Singapore) Members

S$500.00

  • Guests of SCL(S) Members
  • Members of international SCLs,
  • Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law
  • Members of
    1. Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)
    2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    3. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    4. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    5. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    6. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    7. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    8. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    9. Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL),
    10. Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV),
    11. Society of Project Managers (SPM),
    12. Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore (TUCSS),

S$900.00

Others

S$1000.00

 Download Brochure HERE

Continuing Professional Development  

Practice Area: Building & Construction
Training Level: Foundation
CPD Points: 10 Public CPD Points
      (2.5 Public CPD Points per Module)

  • BOA-SIA - 2 CPD Points
  • SISV, QS Division – 8 CPD Hours
  • PEB – 8 PDUs
  • SPM – TBC
  • RICS - 9 Formal CPD Hours

RICS members can obtain and submit CPD hours for attendance of SCL Singapore CPD activities. More details HERE

Location Room 901, Level 9 NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain 2.5 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to www.silecpdcentre.sg for more information.


Please register for this event using the online form below.

If you are also registering guest(s), please register yourself first and then select Add Guest at bottom of the online form.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By completing the online registration form, event registrants confirm their acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions: 

  1. Holding of the in-person Event is subject to the approval of any relevant government authorities, including the Singapore Tourism Board.
  2. Places to attend the Event in-person are limited and will be allocated by the Organisers based on various qualifying criteria (including COVID-19 risks) and in order of priority upon receipt of registration and all payments due.
  3. In-person attendees must abide by all COVID-19 safe management measures imposed by the Government, the Event venue and the Organisers.
  4. We reserve the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the Event.
  5. Equivalent substitute delegates are welcomed for Event, subject to the Organisers being notified at least 7 working days before the Event of the substitute delegate. Proposed substitute delegates for the Event must be notified to the Organisers at least 7 working days before the Event and the Organisers reserve absolute discretion as to whether to accept such substitute delegate based on the information provided.
  6. We will not entertain any request for a refund of fees. However, a confirmed registrant who has paid in full the event fees but does not attend to the event will be entitled to a set of the materials provided, if any.
  7. If you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you to perform self-testing. If you test positive, please do not attend the Event and contact the Organisers.
  8. Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Status is not required for admission to the Event and Safe Management Measures do not apply as of 10 October 2022, based on prevailing national guidelines in Singapore. Should there be any updates from the Ministry of Health (Singapore) leading up to the Event, the Organisers will be in touch with further information. 
  9. Do note that, NO WALK-INS are permitted and anyone who has not been pre-registered for the event will be turned away.   
  10. Mask wearing is optional at all times during the Event.
  11. Please practice good personal hygiene, including frequent washing of hands. 
  12. By completing this form, you fully consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data as appears in this form by SCL (Singapore) for the purposes set out on your website. Visit scl.org.sg to read our Personal Data Policy.
  13. You confirm that all details submitted in your event registration form are true and accurate.

If you are also registering guest(s), please register yourself first and then select Add Guest at bottom of the online form.

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