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IN PERSON: Mastering Infrastructure Arbitration: Navigating Complex Cases with Legal Expertise and Technical Acumen (4 October 2023, 5.00pm - 7.15pm (GMT +8))
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About this Seminar

The speakers will share their expertise and experience on how best to navigate large-scale, intricate infrastructure arbitration cases. The topics covered include the comprehensive lifecycle of such matters, commencing with pre-arbitration strategies and encompassing key stages like evidence gathering, expert testimony, and the final award. The focal point of the seminar will revolve around the distinctive technical intricacies encountered in infrastructure-related disputes and the indispensable legal and arbitration skills requisite for successfully handling these cases.

Attendees can expect an in-depth exploration of the novel challenges encompassing infrastructure arbitration, such as intricate engineering and design issues, claims arising from delays and disruptions, contractual disputes, and environmental considerations.

This seminar offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants to glean insights from esteemed experts in the field, exchange ideas, and forge valuable professional connections.

Seminar Programme
5.00 - 5.30pm Registrations & Networking for Delegates
5.30 - 5.45pm
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Mr. Ashok Kumar Rai – Associate Director, Cairnhill Law LLC; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
5.45 - 7.00pm
Panel Discussion on “Mastering Infrastructure Arbitration: Navigating Complex Cases with Legal Expertise and Technical Acumen”
Mr. Ang Wee Jian - Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Mr. Rob Palmer– Partner, Ashurst LLP
Mr. Kelvin Teo – Director, Drew & Napier LLC; Hon. Assistant Treasurer, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
7.00 – 7.15pm
Audience Q&A Session

About the Speakers:

Mr. Ang Wee Jian - Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP

Ang Wee Jian Wee Jian is an international disputes lawyer, specialising in construction and energy arbitration and litigation. He primarily acts as counsel in international arbitrations & dispute board proceedings. His matters arise from major infrastructure projects such as railways, roads, combined cycle power plants, ore process plants, tourism developments, wind farms, solar plants, and data centres, across various parts of the world, including Africa, Europe, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Wee Jian also has significant experience in project delivery and risk assessment and mitigation. He routinely collaborates with technical and foreign law experts across multiple jurisdictions, and advises on a range of construction-related issues regarding FIDIC clauses, completion, time and cost claims, fitness for purpose, ground conditions, bonds, and termination etc. Wee Jian is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is amongst the inaugural batch of Singapore-qualified lawyers recognised in 2018 as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law. He sits on the SIArb Committee (Young Practitioners Network). A recipient of the Singapore Academy of Law Post-Qualification Overseas Attachment Scholarship, Wee Jian has worked in a leading set of barristers’ chambers in London.


Mr. Rob Palmer – Partner, Ashurst LLP

Rob Palmer Rob Palmer is a Partner in Ashurst's dispute resolution team and former Managing Partner of Ashurst's Singapore office. 

Rob has been based in Southeast Asia since 2003 and has lived and worked throughout the region. He is listed in legal directories - including Chambers Asia-Pacific/Global, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, and Expert Guides - as one of Singapore's leading arbitration lawyers, with particular expertise in resolving complex energy and construction/infrastructure disputes. Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2023) notes that he is "recognized as one of the top construction dispute lawyers in Asia".


Mr. Kelvin Teo – Director, Drew & Napier LLC; Hon. Assistant Treasurer, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Kelvin Teo Kelvin specialises in resolving complicated infrastructure, energy and resource disputes. Kelvin’s practice focuses on renewable energy projects and sustainability. His sector expertise covers a variety of renewable projects such as solar, offshore wind, hydropower and geothermal projects. Kelvin’s experience also covers nuclear power plants, refineries, mines, railways and expressways; civil works such as buildings, factories, soil remediation and foundation works, and even giant Ferris wheels. He has advised parties and projects in Singapore, France, Korea, Greater China, Middle East, Mongolia, Taiwan, Italy, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, US, Italy, and India, amongst others. Kelvin is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and sits as an arbitrator and is experienced in advocacy across the entire spectrum of dispute resolution - arbitration, adjudication, mediation, expert determination and evaluation, and litigation, both within and out of Singapore. Kelvin is also a thought-leader on construction law and arbitration practice issues.


About the Chairperson

Mr. Ashok Kumar Rai – Associate Director, Cairnhill Law LLC; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Ashok Ashok is a seasoned construction litigator and qualified arbitrator. He has represented a wide spectrum of clients in the construction industry – from developers to main contractors and consultants. Ashok’s experience includes acting as lead counsel both in arbitrations under the ICC and SIAC rules and adjudications conducted under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. Ashok is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is currently serving as the Assistant Honorary Treasurer in the Council of the Singapore chapter of the Society of Construction Law.



FEES (includes materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members
Guests of SCL(S) Members


Members of international SCLs,
  • 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. Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS)
Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law

Click HERE for the seminar brochure. 

Continuing Professional Development  

Practice Area: Building & Construction
Training Level: General
CPD Points: 1.5

Location RNN Conference Centre, International Plaza, Level 34, #34-08, 10 Anson Rd, Singapore 079903

SILE Attendance Policy

SILE Attendance Policy Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.


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  1. Places at the Event are limited and will be allocated by the Organiser at its discretion based on various criteria and in order of priority upon receipt of registration and all payments due.
  2. The Organiser reserves the right to update or amend the details of the programme and/or the speakers without prior notice.
  3. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the Event.
  4. No refunds will be made for cancellations or no-shows by registrants. However, a confirmed registrant who has paid the registration fees but does not turn up for the Event will be entitled to a set of the materials provided, if any.
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  9. As of 10 October 2022, the Vaccinated Differentiation Safe Management Measures (VDS) have been fully lifted in Singapore and the Organiser will no longer be requesting verification of COVID-19 vaccination status for entry to the Event. However, in the lead-up to the Event, the Organiser will monitor the situation closely and be in touch again should there be further changes to the prevailing national guidelines.
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