PRACTICES

INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEEERING


Our disputes practice started with a strong focus in infrastructure, construction and engineering law.

We are familiar with many construction industry standard forms, like the SIA; PSSCOC; Malaysian PAM; FIDIC form of contracts; JCT; Orgalime to name a few.

We have also advised on many bespoke contracts issued by international oil and gas companies.

We advise and represent our clients in both contentious and non-contentious construction, infrastructure and engineering project matters. We can both draft your contracts and defend them.

NON-CONTENTIOUS WORK

We advise clients on a broad spectrum of construction and engineering law issues. We provide advisory services for bids and tenders in respect of BOO (Build Own Operate); BOOT (Build Own Operate Transfer); BOT (Build Operate Transfer); PPP (Private Public Partnerships); D&amdp;B (Design and Build) and Construction management contracts.

Our clients are predominantly specialist sub-contractors relating to ground reinforcement and structural works. We routinely advise developers, main contractors and sub-contractors in all sectors of the construction industry.

We are also often called to advise construction professionals such as Architects; Professional Engineers; Quantity Surveyors in respect of the professional duties and liabilities.

CONTENTIOUS WORK

We have been involved in the disputes relating to: tunneling; piling; vibro-floatation works; building works; sky bridge works; geo-technical works especially relating to temporary earth retaining structures (TERS).

Our lawyers have been involved with domestic and international disputes. In Singapore we represented clients in the New Supreme Court; the New National Library; MRT projects; Marina Bay Sands; Resorts World Sentosa; Punggol Waterway; The Pinnacle@Duxton; Biomass power generators; Biopolis; Fusionpolis; One Marina Boulevard. Outside of Singapore, we have represented clients in Strategic Sewerage Disposal System (Hong Kong); pulp and paper boiler projects (Thailand); dam projects (Malaysia).

We also represent clients before dispute adjudication boards (DAB) or Dispute Review Boards (DRB) in Singapore and in the region.

We routinely advise clients in relation to the call on performance bonds and guarantees and we also represent clients in applying to court and arbitral tribunals to enjoin the calls on these bonds and guarantees.

SECURITY OF PAYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

We have particular expertise in claims arising out of the Singapore Building Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (the SOP Act).

We have advised on and successfully prosecuted and defended in excess of 40 applications under the SOP Act.

We represent clients at all phases of the adjudication process, the enforcement of adjudication decisions and challenges to adjudication determinations.

Our lawyers are routinely instructed to act as counsel in adjudication applications by other solicitors.

Our practice group principal is appointed a construction adjudicator and a construction review adjudicator under the Act.