November 2019 • Issue No. 42

Upcoming Events

Date Title
12, 14, 19 & 21 November 2019 Construction Law 101 (10th Run!)
20 November 2019 Practical Applications and Legal Implications of Drone Technology in Construction Projects
22 January 2020 Annual Construction Law Update 2020
25 February 2020 SCL (S) Construction Expertise 101 - Architecture


View details of
SCL(S) Council 2018-2020

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Welcome to new SCL(S) Members

September 2019 to November 2019
1. Wendy Koh
2. Christopher Johnston
3. Kok Seng Patrick Ong
4. Maximilian Benz
5. Minh Le
6. Shuik Chin Liew
7. Xuan Ying Ho
8. Kien Wei Peng
9. Andrew Cheng Lloyd
10. Teck Liang Jacob Quek
11. Rachel Foxton
12. Jennifer Fong
13. Po Han Huang
14. Gladys Poh
15. Damien Tay
16. Jimmy Yap
17. Velayudham Shunmugam
18. Eunice Ong

Post Event Updates

Collaborative Contracting - Challenges and Opportunities

(17 July 2019)


Cost and Time Blowouts (and Major Disputes) on Large Construction Projects

(03 July 2019)



Co-Editor's Message

Dear SCL(S) members,

We’re coming to the end of the year and the SCL (Singapore) continues to be busy with organising events for our members. The SCL (Singapore)’s Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner were held on 22 August 2019. The SCL (Singapore) also organised the 2nd Focus in Asia Conference on 11 and 12 September 2019 at Hotel Fort Canning. It didn’t stop there. Together with the National University of Singapore, a career talk was held for students on 2 October 2019. Write-ups on these events can be found in this newsletter.

The Council is always looking to organise enriching and useful seminars and talk on construction law and the practice of it for its members and the public. Construction law continues to be a significant area of law that touches everybody in some fashion. 

Ashok Kumar Rai
Co-Editor, SCL (Singapore) E-newsletter

Renewal of Membership for 2020

Dear Member,

As your current term of membership expires on 31 December 2019, please log in to Member Login/Logout to renew your membership.
If you have forgotten your log-in details, please use the “Forgot Login?” function under the Members’ Login section.

Once you are in the “Members Only” area, please update your details, if any, starting from the first “Profile” tab till the last tab “Membership Renewal” on the right. Check to ensure your details are correct before selecting “Update”.

To ensure timely processing of your membership renewal and to continue to enjoy the benefits as a member of SCL (Singapore), we would be most grateful to receive your online membership renewal no later than Friday, 13 December 2019.

Latest Post Event Updates

SCL (Singapore) Career Talk for NUS Law Faculty

(2 October 2019)
SCL (Singapore) organised a career talk at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law on 2 October 2019. The talk was well-attended with more than 20 students in the audience. The construction law practitioners on the panel were Kua Lay Theng from WongPartnership, Justin Tan from Eversheds Harry Elias and Glenn Cheng from K&L Gates Straits Law. Moderating the panel discussion was SCL (Singapore) Council member, Ashok Kumar Rai.

Contributed by: Ashok Kumar Rai - Cairnhill Law LLC

2nd "Focus on Asia Conference" 2019

(11 - 12 September 2019)
With fanfare and panache, SCL(S) organised its 2nd "Focus on Asia Conference" 2019 on 11 and 12 September 2019.

This was an excellent event that drew to attend in one place, esteemed speakers, thought leaders, specialists, professionals, academics and students, and other participants, from a multitude of disciplines across the construction industry. Participants from 12 countries attended at the Legends Ballroom in Fort Canning.

The participants probably did not suspect that they were going to witness a legendary performance that would be remembered for years thereafter. The programme said there would be a light-hearted debate on the motion of whether construction contracts tend to allocate project risks to the most appropriate party, chaired by Sir Vivian Ramsey with debaters Mohan Pillay, Marion Smith QC in the red corner, and Philip Jeyaretnam SC and Anneliese Day QC in the blue corner. One would quite reasonably wonder how much space the choice of motion gave to the debaters to bring in their flair, creative license and brevity.

What ensued was a rip roaring debate between the assumed roles of Employer, Architect, Contractor and Subcontractor, including props and wardrobe changes. Brown paper envelopes of monopoly money were exchanged, and the neon PPE and hard hats came on stage. There were Full Monty moments on stage...

Contributed by: Kelvin Teo - Clifford Chance Asia/Cavenagh Law LLP

SCL (Singapore) AGM & 11th Annual Dinner 2019

(22 August 2019)

This year’s Annual Dinner was held on the 22nd of August in the resplendent Coriander Leaf restaurant at Chijmes.
In all, about 80 members and guests attended, enjoying the engaging conversion and innovative Asian cuisine. The chance to renew old acquaintances and to make new ones was appreciated by all.

Contributed by: Darren Benger - VivATA Pte Ltd



Newsletter Editors: Ashok Rai & Kelvin Teo 

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