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IN PERSON! Construction Law 101 (14th Run): Sessions 1 - 4 (19, 21, 26, 28 March 2024)
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About this Course

This course is designed for practitioners in the construction industry interested in the basic principles of construction law. It will review general rights and obligations of contractors and employers, as well as time, payment, SOP and dispute related issues in construction contracts. It is principally designed for non-lawyers in the construction industry but lawyers seeking an introduction to this area may also be interested. It will be taught in 4 evening classes.

A Certificate of Completion from the SCL (Singapore) will be issued to attendees who fully attend and successfully complete all 4 Modules of the Course. 

Course Programme:

Tuesday, 19 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm)
Module 1 – Introduction to Construction Contracts
Thursday, 21 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm)
Module 2 – Subcontracting & Payment Principles
Tuesday, 26 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm)
Module 3 – Default and Dispute Resolution
Thursday, 28 March (5.00pm – 7.45pm)
Module 4 – Security of Payment Act

*There will be a 30min dinner break for each session. Registrations will start from 4.45pm. Course starts at 5.00pm sharp.

Course Director:

Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP 

Chen Han focuses on the resolution of construction, engineering and commercial disputes. He is a Past Chair of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and a Fellow and Council Member the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Chen Han acts as Counsel in international arbitrations, and in proceedings in Singapore's High Court and Court of Appeal. He has acted on major infrastructure projects such as the construction of power plants in Borneo, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa, international airports in India and Vietnam, the Red Line Commuter Train Project in Thailand, an iron-ore processing plant in Russia, and numerous large-scale projects in Singapore including the iconic Marine One development, Changi Airport, Sports Hub, Tuas Desalination Plant 3, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase II, Lower Seletar Water Works, Changi Water Reclamation Plant Phase 2, Biopolis, Fusionopolis, Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, the Thomson, Eastern Region, and Jurong Region mass rapid transit lines. 

Teaching Faculty will include:

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Mr. Ang Wee Jian – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP

Wee Jian is an international disputes lawyer, specialising in infrastructure related arbitration and litigation. His matters arise from major infrastructure projects across Asia, South Africa, and the CIS region, and are often confidential, complex and high value in nature. They have involved railways, wind farms, water desalination and process plants, roads, gas turbines, power stations, hospitals, high rise office buildings, hospitality projects, and residential complexes. He routinely advises on a range of construction-related issues regarding FIDIC clauses, completion, time and cost claims, fitness for purpose and design & build obligations, ground conditions, force majeure, performance bonds, and termination etc. Wee Jian is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has acted as counsel in Court proceedings, including urgent applications seeking and resisting injunctive relief, Mareva applications, and calls on performance bonds and guarantees. Wee Jian is amongst the inaugural select batch of Singapore-qualified lawyers recognised in 2018 as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law. He sits on the Singapore Academy of Law Construction Law Protocol Working Group. A recipient of the Singapore Academy of Law Overseas Attachment Scholarship, Wee Jian has worked with Queen's Counsel in Fountain Court Chambers in London.

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Mr. Chan Yong Neng – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP

Yong Neng is a construction advisory and disputes resolution specialist. He has advised on and acted in disputes across a wide range of infrastructure projects locally and internationally, including coal fired power stations, petrochemical refineries, process plants, rail lines and stations, tunnel boring projects, airport terminals and residential developments. His experience includes the resolution of costs and time claims arising from variations, unforeseen physical conditions, acceleration and prolongation of works, defects, non-compliance with contractual specifications and the termination of contracts. Yong Neng regularly acts in international commercial arbitrations and proceedings in the Singapore Supreme Court. He has also successfully represented clients as counsel and advocate in adjudications under the Singapore Security of Payments Act. He serves on Council of the Singapore Society of Construction Law and as a tutor / facilitator for the Singapore Bar Exams, teaching civil litigation to future lawyers.

 

Mr. Tan Hai Song – Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

Hai Song has a LLB (First Class) from the Singapore Management University. He is Singapore qualified, and mainly practices in commercial litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international), with a primary focus on construction and engineering disputes. He has advised and acted for domestic and international clients across a wide range of sectors (ranging from local property developers to EPC design-and-build contractors for multi-billion refinery projects). He has experience appearing before both the Singapore courts and arbitrators, and was previously part of the team involved in the first ever matter before the Singapore International Commercial Court. He was also an Assistant Editor for the inaugural issue of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, a co-publication by the SIArb and the Singapore Academy of Law.

Ms. Wynne Tay – Senior Associate, MPillay

Wynne trained and specialises in areas of arbitration and construction. She has been involved in a multitude of disputes and advisory work and is familiar with litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international) processes, with a construction focus. She has advised and assisted on many international arbitration construction disputes of cross-jurisdictional nature, including a multi-billion dollar project in the region. Domestically, she has represented clients as counsel and advocate in construction disputes before the Singapore Supreme Court, in arbitration and in adjudications under the Singapore Security of Payments Act. She is no stranger to construction issues such as defects, delays, completion, variation, and termination. 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 15 March 2024

 FEES (includes refreshments
& materials, if any) 

SCL (Singapore) Members

S$500.00

  • Guests of SCL(S) Members
  • Members of international SCLs,
  • Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law
  • Members of
    1. Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)
    2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    3. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    4. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    5. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    6. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    7. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    8. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    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),

S$900.00

Others

S$1000.00

 Download Brochure HERE

Continuing Professional Development  

Practice Area: Building & Construction
Training Level: Foundation
CPD Points: 10 Public CPD Points

  • BOA-SIA - 2 CPD Points (TBC)
  • SISV, QS Division – 8 CPD Hours (TBC)
  • PEB – 8 PDUs (TBC)
  • SPM – 8 CPD Points (TBC)
  • RICS - 9 Formal CPD Hours (TBC)

RICS members can obtain and submit CPD hours for attendance of SCL Singapore CPD activities. More details HERE

Location MND Building Annexe A – Function Room, 9 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069112

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain 2.5 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to www.silecpdcentre.sg for more information


Please register for this event using the online form below.

If you are also registering guest(s), please register yourself first and then select Add Guest at bottom of the online form.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By completing the online registration form, event registrants confirm their acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions: 

  1. Places at the Event are limited and will be allocated by the Organiser at its discretion based on various criteria and in order of priority upon receipt of registration and all payments due.
  2. The Organiser reserves the right to update or amend the details of the programme and/or the speakers without prior notice.
  3. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the Event.
  4. No refunds will be made for cancellations or no-shows by registrants. However, a confirmed registrant who has paid the registration fees but does not turn up for the Event will be entitled to a set of the materials provided, if any.
  5. If any registrant is unable to attend the Event, an equivalent substitute may attend instead at no extra charge, provided that at least 3 days prior written notice is given to the Organiser. All such requests will be considered at the Organiser’s discretion and subject to any applicable top-up in fees.
  6. Holding of any in-person Event may be subject to the approval of any relevant government authorities for public health or other reasons.
  7. In-person attendees at the Event must abide by any relevant public health or other measures imposed by the Government, the Event venue and the Organiser.
  8. The Organiser encourages any registrant displaying any COVID-19 symptoms to perform self-testing. Any registrant who tests positive is encouraged not to attend the Event and inform to the Organiser accordingly.
  9. As of 10 October 2022, the Vaccinated Differentiation Safe Management Measures (VDS) have been fully lifted in Singapore and the Organiser will no longer be requesting the verification of COVID-19 vaccination status for entry to the Event. However, in the lead-up to the Event, the Organiser will monitor the situation closely and be in touch again should there be further changes to the prevailing national guidelines.
  10. Mask wearing is optional at all times during the Event. Please practice good personal hygiene, including frequent washing of hands and use of hand sanitisers.
  11. Event registrants confirm that all details submitted in the Event registration form are true and accurate.
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If you are also registering guest(s), please register yourself first and then select Add Guest at bottom of the online form.

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