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UPDATED PROGRAMME! Annual Construction Law Update 2021 (20 January 2021)
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About the Webinar:

In these challenging times, the only constant is change. And so, this is the first ever SCL (Singapore) Annual Construction Law Update to be held as a webinar!

This Annual Update will broaden our traditional geographical focus and serves not only as an update on Singapore construction law. It will also discuss developments in construction law to include any landmark decisions from other jurisdictions that may be particularly relevant to Singapore. To achieve our stated objective, we are delighted to have two eminent construction law practitioners, Ms Jane Evans and Mr Nandakumar Ponniya, as our distinguished speakers.

Webinar Programme:
Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.00 - 5.10pm

Opening Remarks by SCL (Singapore) Chairman

Mr. Lee Chau Ee – Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Singapore; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.10 - 6.40pm

2020: The International Perspective

Ms Jane Davies Evans – Barrister/arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, UK
The speaker will provide a review of international decisions and legal developments from around the world relevant to construction practitioners based in Singapore.

Singapore Law Case Update and Developments

Mr. Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya – Principal, Dispute Resolution, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Singapore
The speaker will provide an overview of key legal developments in construction law and practice in Singapore over the last year.

6.40 - 7.00pm

Panel discussion and Q&A on the issues discussed by Speakers
Moderated by: 
Ms. Moon Kua - Associate Director, FTI Consulting; Vice-Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) 

About the Speakers:
Ms. Jane Davis Evans - Barrister/arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildlings, UK

Jane Davies Evans has more than 25 years’ experience of international construction projects, working as counsel, dispute board member, arbitrator and advisor in relation to major projects spanning Latin America, Africa, Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Jane has been described as ‘The most competent construction advocate’ with ‘unparalleled experience in dealing with quantum and delay claims’ who is ‘Devastatingly good for complex cases’, ‘Absolutely first rate’, ‘A superb lawyer’ and ‘The best possible junior for complex quantum and delay claims’ who ‘Has vast knowledge and experience in the international construction industry, including all its aspects – legal, technical and accounting. She is a master of the detail of construction cases.’ (Legal 500).   Jane is recognised by Chambers & Partners as ‘A sophisticated advocate’ whose ‘eloquence and grasp of the technical and financial elements of complex cases is remarkable’ who is  ‘Very good in cross-examination’, ‘Hard-working, energetic and resourceful’.  Jane is also ranked as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, who describe her as ‘Incredibly impressive and extensive knowledge of working in multiple jurisdictions’ with ‘First rate experience in some of the world’s largest and most complex construction disputes’. 

Mr. Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya - Principal, Dispute Resolution, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Singapore

Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya is the head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Baker McKenzie for the Asia-Pacific region. He was formerly the Chair of the International Arbitration practice for the region. He is widely acclaimed in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with particular expertise in the areas of construction, technology and energy. Kumar is a leading dispute resolution lawyer in the Asia-Pacific, as recognised consistently in leading directories.  Most recently, he was named a Litigation Star in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020 and was acknowledged to be “counsel of choice” with “a strategic and innovative approach” to managing disputes (AP Legal 500, 2020). He has also been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers and in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration.


About the Moderator:
Ms. Moon Kua - Associate Director, FTI Consulting; Vice-Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) 

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Moon is a qualified quantity surveyor with over 20 years of professional experience in the construction industry. She has gained sector experience across rail, integrated resorts, commercial and residential buildings, healthcare and power generation projects. She is actively involved in both live projects and dispute resolution throughout her career. Moon has also managed commercial teams on large-scale projects. Her expertise includes contract advisory support, drafting contract and subcontract documentation and agreements, claims preparation and assessment and more recently, she is involved in forensic investigations involving an integrated mixed-use development in India. She has also been appointed as an expert on quantum related matters. Moon is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

About the SCL (Singapore) Chairman:

Mr. Lee Chau Ee - Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Singapore; Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) 

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Since qualification Chau Ee have specialised as a construction and engineering lawyer. He has an MSc in Construction Management (Project Management). He has a cradle to grave international construction, energy and infrastructure practice, having lived and worked in London, Dubai and Beijing, advising and acting for clients from conception, inception to completion of a project life cycle. He is now a Singapore based partner of UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard and heads up its International Construction & Engineering practice in Asia. He is the current Chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore).



FEES (includes materials, if any)

SCL (Singapore) Members


  • Guests of SCL(S) Members
  • Members of international SCLs,
    1. Members of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    2. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    3. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    4. Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS)
    5. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    6. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    7. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    8. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    9. Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL),
    10. Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV),
    11. Society of Project Managers (SPM),
    12. Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore (TUCSS),
    13. Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law




Continuing Professional Development  

Practice Area: Building & Construction
Training Level: Update
Public CPD Points: 1.5

  • BCA – 2 CET Hours
  • PEB – 2 PDUs
  • SISV, QS Division – 2 CPD Hours
  • SPM – 1 CPD Hour
  • RICS – 2 CPD Hours
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