Co-Editor's Message - February 2023
Dear fellow SCL(S) members,
We hope that everyone had an enjoyable Lunar New Year and wish all of you the very best for the year ahead.
There is no better time for reflection than the start of a new year, and the highly anticipated Annual Construction Law Update was held on 31 January 2013 – with Mr Edwin Lee sharing recent legal developments in the past year in Singapore and with Mr Daniel Waldek providing updates on the latest case developments in the UK. A big thank you to all attendees, and speakers, for the highly successful and informative event.
The treatment of concurrent delays was an area that saw development in both Singapore and the UK in the past year. Following on with this theme, this newsletter is accompanied by an article on whether time means money in the event of concurrency, by Mr Ngo Wei Shing and Mr Liu Enning. Touching on the widespread embracement of the use of dispute boards in many jurisdictions to resolve disputes, Mr Lee Chau Ee, Ms Ashley Ang and Ms Ana Lameda query why not greater adoption in South East Asia in their article included below.
Our events calendar for the month of March provides opportunity for both leisure and learning. Our Networking Cocktails will be held at Savanh on 1 March 2023 and our flagship Construction Law 101 (13th Run) course kicks off from 21 March 2023. We look forward to seeing you at these highly anticipated events.
On behalf of the SCL(S) Council, thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy this newsletter.
Chan Yong Neng
Co-Editor, SCL (Singapore) Newsletter