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Arbitration

We are skilled and experienced in conducting arbitrations administered under various arbitration rules, such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore Institute of Architects, in significant arbitrations in the region. We have been involved in many complex cross-border commercial and construction-related arbitration disputes, whether involving Singapore law, or regional laws such as Thai law, Cambodian law and Malaysian law. 

 

With each case, we draw on our extensive global network of professionals to form a team of legal and industry experts who are equipped to formulate the best strategies and approaches for clients. 

 

Christopher has also been appointed as an arbitrator on arbitrations conducted under the auspices of leading arbitration institutions, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Asian International Arbitration Centre.

Construction Project

Key Cases

Our team’s notable experience include:

  • Acting for a leading Chinese main contractor in an SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore commenced by a developer in respect of a dispute arising out of a building contract valued at more than US$500 million, based on a FIDIC standard form of contract for a major commercial mixed-development project in Cambodia. The case concerned claims for damages for alleged delays and wrongful termination of contract, with an estimated disputed amount in the excess of US$100 million. The building contract was governed by Cambodian law.
     

  • Acting for a Thai joint venture company comprising a wholly owned subsidiary of a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in an ICC international arbitration proceedings involving a multibillion-baht dispute arising out of the construction of a Waste-to-Energy power plant project valued at approximately THB$1.8 billion based on a FIDIC standard form of contract. The building contract was governed by Thai law. The claims and counterclaims involve a highly contentious factual matrix and complex issues relating to termination, delay and disruption, technical defects as well as legal remedies requiring expert evidence from a total of 12 experts.
     

  • Acting for the developer in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules that was commenced by the main contractor whose employment had been terminated and is seeking from the developer some S$37 million, in respect of the building and construction of a new condominium.
     

  • Acting for a global integrated solutions provider of airport logistics systems, in an international arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC, against a Danish company, where the main issue involved the consequences arising out of a wrongful termination of a contract for the design, construction and completion of the baggage handling system works for an international airport, with the contested quantum in the arbitration exceeding US$41 million.
     

  • Acting for one of PRC’s largest mechanical and electrical equipment manufacturers in an international arbitration under the ICC Rules and administered by the SIAC. The arbitration arose from a disputed termination of a contract (governed by English law) for the construction of a power plant in West Java, Indonesia, and involved claims exceeding US$230 million.
     

  • Acting for an electrical sub-contractor in an arbitration governed by the SIAC Rules with a main contractor where the main contractor is seeking to impose liquidated damages of more than S$3million due to delays in the project.
     

  • Acting for a local Main Contractor in a domestic arbitration governed by the SIAC Rules, relating to the defence against claims for variations, liquidated damages or general damages and alleged overpayment by the developer of a major commercial mixed-development project in Singapore, totalling to around S$15 million in value.
     

  • Acting for a major electrical contractor in an ongoing arbitration administered by the SIAC against a sub-contractor concerning claims for abandonment and delays, overpayment of claims for variations and original contract works in an earlier adjudication and backcharges. The disputed sum between the parties is around S$15 million. 

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