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SCL “Focus on Asia” Construction Law Conference 2015
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Building on the strength of the community of Societies of Construction Law, this “Focus on Asia” Conference will bring together thought leaders from across the region to address how the growth of the regional construction industry has impacted on corresponding legal developments, regulation and policy.

SCL (Singapore) is pleased to have Sir Vivian Ramsey grace the occasion as our Keynote Speaker.

Participants will explore current trends, latest developments and the future direction of construction industry regulation across the region. Panel topics will include key recent developments in construction law and regulation as well as new options and avenues for the avoidance and resolution of disputes.

This Conference aims to bring together senior legal practitioners, in-house counsel and construction industry stalwarts from around Asia to discuss the future of our industry.

Program Outline

Day 1

18.30 – 19.00

Conference Registrations for Overseas Delegates

19.00 – 19.05

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Darren Benger - Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

19.05 – 21.00

Welcome Cocktail Reception with Standing Buffet Dinner

Day 2                                                                                                                           

08.30 – 09.00

Registration & Refreshments

09.00 – 09.05

Welcome Address by Chair of Morning Session

Mr. Darren Benger - Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

09.05 – 09.30

Keynote Address

Sir Vivian Ramsey

09.30 – 11.00


This session makes a multi-jurisdictional assessment of avenues and strategies for Court action to enforce judgments, arbitral awards, contractual certification and other contractual and legal rights.  Issues to be discussed include:

       Available Courts/Tribunals in various Asian countries.

       Pertinent matters of law in regard to action and enforcement.

       International treaties and conventions.

11.00 – 11.20

Morning Break

11.20 – 12.50


This session makes a multi-jurisdictional study of avenues and strategies for building contractors to secure cashflow for construction projects.  Topics covered include:

       Legislation promoting cashflow (e.g. statutory adjudication)

       Recourse to the Courts and Arbitrator (e.g. contractual rights to summary judgment).

       Law in regard to set-offs. 

12.50 – 13.55

Standing Buffet Lunch                                              

13.55 – 14.00

Afternoon Introductions & Opening Remarks

14.00 – 15.30


This session makes a multi-jurisdictional assessment of approaches and practices in regard to allocation of construction-project risks.  Issues to be discussed include:

·          Use of model and standard-form building contracts in achieving the risk allocation objectives.

·          Cultural influences in dealing with risk.

·          Risk allocation mechanisms: differences in the way various systems of law deal with, for example, liquidated damages, termination rights, defect liabilities etc.

15.30 – 15.45

Afternoon Break

15.45 - 17.25


This session presents a multi-jurisdictional review by the regional SCLs of developments (in the panelist’s own jurisdiction) of construction law, including case law and statutory law in construction law and in related law with regards to:

•        Matters of interest and impact

•        Current trends including dispute resolution

17.25 – 17.30

Conference Closing Remarks

Continuing Professional Development
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Practice Area: Construction
Training Level: Update
CPD Points: 6 Public CPD Points

BOA-SIA – 4 CPD Units
SIArb – 8 CPD Points
SISV – 6 Units

SILE Attendance Policy
“Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. 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 www. www.sileCPDcentre.sgfor more information.”

Register 5 delegates from the same organisation and enjoy extended Early Bird Rates!


(register & pay by 30 June 2015)


SCL (Singapore) Members



·        Members of international SCLs

·        Members of:

1.   Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb)

2.    Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

3.    Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),

4.    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

5.    Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),

6.    Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)

7.    Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)

8.    Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV)

9. Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS)

10.  Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law

11.  Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS)






Accompanying Person



*Registration Fee for Accompanying Person includes Welcome Cocktail Reception only. 

For enquiries, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 31273797 (VOIP no., no 6 prefix required). Download the brochure HERE.

Enjoy a 10% discount if you register for both SCL “Focus on Asia” Construction Law Conference and CIArb’s The Age of Innovation: Addressing the Perils and Promises of Arbitration”. Use discount code “SCL” when you registering with CIArb. For more information on the event, please visit

To register for "The Age of Innovation: Addressing the Perils and Promises of Arbitration”, please click HERE.

SCL (Singapore) Supports LawRocks!


The SCL (Singapore) is pleased to announce the arrival of “Law Rocks!” to Singapore. In conjunction to our “Focus on Asia” conference, the inaugural Law Rocks! Singapore will be on the evening of Wednesday. 2nd September, 7:30 pm at “Fern & Kiwi”, Clarke Quay . 

Law Rocks! is in its 6th year and is a “battle of the bands” style concert featuring bands from the legal community that will compete against each other live on stage. Law Rocks! takes place in iconic venues in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York , Tokyo and now Singapore! Profits will be donated towards a local charity as part of the SCL Singapore’s outreach initiative.

Tickets are only SGD 40 each and can be purchased via

CALL FOR BANDS:  If you would like to enter your law firm band, please email Nick Child on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities Available
We are also inviting expressions of interest from organisations interested to showcase their company, products or services at our Conference. 

If you are interested in our limited sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact Ms June Tan at E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel +65-31273797 (no 6 prefix) for more details about our sponsorship and exhibition packages.

Location Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk Singapore 178881