International Arbitration | Singapore Litigation

Construction, Infrastructure & Energy

Our lawyers have extensive expertise and knowledge of the construction and engineering industry. From high-end building and infrastructural projects to non-contentious matters, our team has acted as counsel for international and local contractors, developers and consultants.

We understand the construction business from both legal and commercial perspectives and have built a strong reputation for representing parties in high-value and complex adjudications.

We work collaboratively with our clients to arrive at the most ideal resolution of the dispute that maximizes commercial success, and are also well-equipped to minimize costly litigation. We advise our clients in all aspects of adjudication, litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Our construction experience includes:

  • Successfully setting aside an adjudication award made against our clients on the basis that the adjudication application did not comply with the procedural requirements under the Security of Payment Act. This is one of very few applications to set aside an adjudication award that have been awarded in Singapore.
  • Represented the subsidiary of a leading Malaysian construction conglomerate in an adjudication under the Security of Payment Act involving a claim of over S$7 million, involving over 60 heads of claim. At the adjudication, Providence Law convinced the adjudicator to award the Claimant a tenth of the amount claimed. Providence Law then applied for an adjudication review in respect of the award and managed to further reduce the amount awarded to a mere S$250,000.
  • An 80-day multi-party construction arbitration in Singapore concerning the partial collapse of a cement silo and involving claims of over S$25 million. This case featured complex civil and structural engineering issues addressed by an international panel of 14 expert witnesses.
  • A 25-day construction arbitration under ICC Rules in Bangkok, between a Malaysian boilermaker and a prominent Thai mill owner, concerning construction defects in a palm oil refinery in Krabi. This matter involved complex technical issues, Thai law issues and accounting evidence concerning loss of profits as well as earning capacity claims in excess of US$25 million.
  • Advising on a potential arbitration amounting to between US$150 million to US$300 million against a sovereign government for breach of a joint venture agreement for the development of a lagoon and related infrastructure and reclamation works, and obtaining third party funding for the contemplated arbitration proceedings.
  • Advising a party to a supply contract with a prominent foreign contractor relating to various torts and contractual breaches arising from the construction of a Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore.