Construction, Infrastructure & Energy

Our lawyers have extensive experience, expertise, and knowledge of the construction, infrastructure, and energy industry. We have built a strong reputation as dispute resolution specialists and have strong capabilities in providing practical and sound advice on complex and high-value matters for international and local contractors, developers, and consultants.

As a nimble and disputes specialist team, we are well-equipped to work collaboratively with our clients and instructing solicitors to arrive at the most ideal resolution of the dispute that maximizes commercial outcomes, and minimizes costly litigation.

We advise our clients in all aspects of adjudication, litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Our construction highlights:

  • Represented the main contractors in termination claims against the concessionaire of a multi-billion-dollar airport reconstruction project for an Indian Ocean republic. The client is a prominent South-Asian infrastructure conglomerate with a track record of airport construction projects in India, Philippines, and Turkey.
  • Acted as instructed counsel for a globally recognised specialist marine subcontractor in an arbitration commenced against them by a North Asian cable manufacturing company trench design, cable installation, cable pull-in works and landing onshore works as part of a mega-project to lay power cables between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. 
  • Acted for a Myanmar-based corporation in an ICC arbitration commenced by a subsidiary of the largest cement conglomerate in South-East Asia in relation to claims exceeding USD$385 million arising from purported breaches of an alleged joint venture agreement between to develop a cement factory, and manufacture and distribute cement in the region. 
  • Acted for the main contractors, who were being sued alongside a silo designer and an accredited checked, in an 80-day multi-party construction and engineering arbitration in Singapore concerning the partial collapse of Southeast Asia’s tallest multi-cell cement silo. This was a technically challenging case involving complex civil and structural engineering issues addressed by an international panel of 14 expert witnesses.
  • Acted in a 25-day construction arbitration under ICC Rules in Bangkok between a Malaysian boilermaker and a prominent Thai mill owner in respect of a dispute concerning construction defects in a palm oil refinery in Thailand.
  • Acted in a SIAC arbitration in respect of claims exceeding USD150 million against a sovereign government for repudiating a 50-year joint venture agreement for the development of a lagoon, with claims for aborted reclamation and infrastructure development works. 
  • Acted for a Taiwanese construction company in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration against a Singapore electrical services contractor in disputes arising out of a residential project. The arbitration involves complex and technical issues relating to lightning protection systems. 

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