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CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DISPUTES ]

Our Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Practice provides “cradle to grave” contractual and  practical advice on construction and infrastructure related works.

We have acted for all the various stakeholders in a construction project whether they be developers,  contractors, consultants or suppliers. We are regularly instructed by local parties, international  contractors to advise and act for them in respect of a range of local and international project. We also  receive instructions from fellow solicitors to render advice and appear with them in various construction related disputes in respect of projects in Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Some examples of the projects that we have been involved in include:

i) AIRPORTS
Acted for the Main Contractor in a dispute with one of the sub-contractors involving claims of  approximately $80 million pertaining to the construction of the taxiway for an airport terminal.

Advised an electrical specialist subcontractor in respect of his claim against the main contractor over  an airport terminal building.

ii) PORTS/NAVAL BASE

i) Acted for the Main Contractor in various disputes with several its sub-contractors pertaining to the construction of a naval base.

ii) Advised a leading local contractor in respect of its dispute with the employer in respect of the construction of a port in Myanmar.

iii) Advised a Dredging Contractor in respect of disputes with the Regulatory Authority (Coastline) and the Employer.

iii) WATER PROJECTS
Advised the Superintending Officer [A JV between an American MNC and a European specialist  subcontractor] in respect of disputes relating to the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Project. The  disputes include:

i) Claims between it and the Client;

ii) Claims by the Main Contractor against the Client;

iii) Disputes between the Main Contractor and several subcontractors

iv) RAIL PROJECTS

i) Advised a railway company in respect of its contract with the client in relation to a monorail project; and

ii) Acted for numerous parties in numerous disputes in relation to the various lines in the Singapore Underground System.

v) BUILDING & STRUCTURAL DISPUTES
Acted for a piling sub-contractor (a public listed company) in a domestic arbitration against the main  contractor involving defects and delays in piling, excavation and associated works, temporary  protection, sub-structure and part of the super structure works in respect of a condominium project.

Acted for main contractor in arbitration proceedings involving a statutory board concerning defects relating to the foundation design in an international business park in Singapore (claims in excess of S50 million).

Acted in a dispute amongst building owners of several pre-war shop houses for structural damage to their building caused by excavation and construction works carried out by the adjoining properties.

vi) MCST DEFECTS DISPUTES
Defended various parties, contractors, subcontractor, developers and consultants in various claims  brought by different MCSTs relating to their respective condominiums.