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Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

We provide a wide array of legal services for all fields of the industry relating to construction, infrastructure, engineering and projects. We are well-equipped to safeguard and buttress your rights all stages of a project, from providing procurement-related advice, reviewing of tender documentation and drafting of contracts at the genesis of a project, to advising on and resolving contentious issues that arise at its conclusion. We have a deep knowledge of standard form contracts such as SIA, REDAS, PSSCOC, FIDIC, JCT and NEC forms and are adept at drafting bespoke clauses and contracts specifically suited to each client’s needs. 

Our team is armed with formidable experience in advising and representing clients in all types of projects, ranging from residential properties to commercial, high-value and complex projects such as industrial projects, hospitals, data centres and waste-to-energy plants, both in Singapore and internationally. Our experience extends as far as Malaysia, Thailand, Dubai, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Maldives and South Africa. 

Well-versed in adjudications under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Industry Act 2004 (the "SOP Act”), our team regularly represents developers, contractors and consultants as claimants and respondents in multimillion-dollar adjudications. Our team members have a proven track record of successfully defending substantial claims in adjudications and are undeterred by fast-paced timelines. 

Members of our team are Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law under the Singapore Academy of Law’ Specialist Accreditation Scheme. Our managing director, Christopher Chuah, is part of the inaugural and select batch of Senior Accredited Specialists under this scheme, which cements him as a market leader at the forefront of the industry.

Individually passionate and committed to imparting our knowledge while sharpening our own, our team members are engaged as lecturers to teach at local universities for Building and Construction modules, and speak at seminars for professional bodies. 

Key Cases

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Our team’s notable experience in Front-End Documentation and Advisory include:

  • Acting for a Statutory Board, in numerous construction projects across Singapore relating to the provision of medical facilities.
     

  • Acting for Penta–Ocean Construction Co., Ltd., a leading contractor: 

o  As member of a joint venture who was awarded the main contract for the construction of port facilities for Nacala Port development in Mozambique; and

o  In securing a contract as a specialist subcontractor with a Japanese consortium acting as the EPC Contractor for the construction of a power plant and port facility in Bangladesh.

  • Acting for Pontiac Land Group in its development of the Rah Falhu Huraa Islands in the Maldives.  The Project included the reclamation of four separate islands as well as the construction of three luxury hotels and a staff campus on those islands.
     

  • Acting for Singapore Institute of Technology in the development of the proposed erection of the Singapore Institute of Technology Campus at Punggol North, including the review of the consultancy agreements, main contract and nominated subcontract tender documentation. The project comprises two major development packages with an estimated site area inclusive of open spaces and a community park of 11 hectares.
     

  • Acting for a developer on various front-end documentation (including main contract based on the FIDIC standard form, direct subcontracts as well as multiple bond and guarantee documents) in relation to a mixed development project in Batam, Indonesia.  
     

  • Acting for a major contractor who was one of three members within a joint venture consortium which was awarded the main contract of approximately S$1.5 billion in respect of the development and construction of the Integrated Waste Management Facility by the National Environment Agency in Singapore including review of the contract agreements and advice on contractual claims. The client was engaged to carry out project management as well as civil, structural and landscaping works in the project.
     

  • Acting for a private education institution in providing advisory works (including risk mitigation measures) and reviewing contractual and tender documents in respect of its S$400 million campus upgrading project.
     

  • Acting for a major main contractor in providing advisory works in respect of its main contract to carry out works for a data centre project valued at around S$1.3 billion.  

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