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Legal Professional Privilege and its Relevance in the Construction Industry
Tuesday 11 July 2017, 05:00pm - 07:15pm
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About this Seminar:

In this seminar, the speakers will discuss Legal Professional Privilege with an emphasis on how it applies to the Construction
1. Introduction to Legal Professional Privilege
     (a) Legal Advice Privilege
     (b) Litigation Privilege
2. Application of Legal Professional Privilege
    (a) For in-house counsel of Employers, Contractors and Sub-Contractors
    (b) For Construction Professionals and Consultants
3. "Without prejudice" and other types of privilege
4. When can privilege be lost
5. Practical steps to improve protection

 Seminar Programme:

5.00 - 5.30pm

Registrations & Networking for Delegates

5.30 - 5.45pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson:
Ms. Bree Miechel – Of Counsel, Simmons & Simmons; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.45 - 7.00pm

Legal Professional Privilege and its Relevance in the Construction Industry
Mr. Ben Bury – Associate, Jones Day
Mr. Ervin Tan – Associate, Jones Day

7.00 - 7.15pm

Q&A Session

About the Speakers:

Mr. Ben Bury– Associate, Jones Day

Ben Bury is a general commercial litigator whose practice focuses on international arbitration in Asia. Ben handles disputes arising out of oil and gas, infrastructure, and construction projects, as well as waste and environmental claims, real estate litigation, breaches of warranties, sales of goods, and investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption. Ben also has experience drafting engineering and construction contracts. In the past ten years, Ben has advised clients on arbitrations conducted by many of the major arbitration centres in Asia and Europe including ICC, SIAC, KLRCA, LCIA and LMAA, as well as acting in ad-hoc arbitrations. He has represented clients in litigation in the courts of England and Wales and will work with local counsel to handle litigation in the courts in Asia. He has worked on matters in the courts of Malaysia, Cambodia, and Egypt. In addition, he advises on alternative dispute resolution procedures, including adjudication and mediation. Ben has worked for clients and on projects based across Asia, in Singapore, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Egypt, as well as in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States.

Mr. Ervin Tan – Associate, Jones Day
Ervin Tan started training at an arbitrator's chambers, and has experience both as counsel and as tribunal secretary. He has experience with many institutional rules and arbitral laws, including LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, and Swiss Chambers Rules. Ervin has acted as tribunal secretary and/or assisted arbitral tribunals in numerous multimillion dollar disputes involving the chemicals, mining, gaming, construction, fashion, and banking industries.

About the Chairperson:

Ms. Bree Miechel – Of Counsel, Simmons & Simmons; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
Bree Miechel leads Simmons & Simmons’ infrastructure practice in South East Asia and has worked in Asia for over 10 years. She advises on the development of power (conventional and renewable), oil & gas, water and waste, transport and social infrastructure projects across the region and globally. Bree has particular expertise in project delivery method selection and risk allocation, drafting, reviewing and negotiating procurement arrangements (including EPC contracts) and interim dispute resolution as well as advising on the full suite of project documentation.


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Location 168 Robinson Road, Capital Tower, FTSE Room, Level 9, Singapore 068912
SCL (Singapore) is accredited by the SILE for its Continuing Professional Development Scheme for CPD Year 2017. For more information, including details of the Attendance Policy, please visit:

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