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FIDIC contracts are all too familiar in construction industry. However, recently, the world is moving away from confrontational style contract into collaborative contracts. One of those countries is Singapore where government is adopted collaborative contracts for club public works.
Please join with senior Singaporean lawyers in a seminar on collaborative contracts, and see what lesson we can learn from Vietnam, to develop its infrastructure in the most collaborative way.
|2:00 PM||Check-in & Introduction|
|2:15 PM||Collaborative Contracting in Singapore
Singapore Infrastructure Dispute Protocol
Speaker: Chistopher CHUAH – Law Chambers LLC
|2:45 PM||Commenter: Net LE – LNT & Partners|
|2:55 PM||“What is a Collaborative Contract, its structure, and differences compared to FIDIC Contracts”
Speaker: Joanna SEETOH – Harry Elias Partnership LLP
|3:25 PM||Commenter: Thinh VU – LNT & Partners|
|4:30 PM||Event ends|
|Free of Charge|
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Christopher Chuah Law Chambers LLC
Christopher CHUAH is the Managing Partner of Christopher Chuah Law Chambers LLC. Praised by clients as “perhaps the best construction lawyer in Singapore” whose “advice is practical, layman-friendly and insightful”, Christopher is recognised for his expertise in the practice areas of construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration.
With over 30 years of experience advising on issues such as front-end drafting, and construction disputes in litigation, arbitration and statutory adjudication, Christopher is highly regarded for his ability to address complex issues and provide strategic and practical advice to his clients. The Singapore Contractors Association Limited and Singapore Institute of Architects are some of the organisations that regularly seek Christopher’s legal expertise with construction contracts and cases.
Christopher’s wisdom in his specialist areas is widely sought after. He has authored a number of publications on building and construction law, and is one of the General Editors of the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review. As an Adjunct Associate Professor in construction law at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore, he enjoys training and mentoring the next generation of construction lawyers.
Christopher graduated from the London School of Economics. He is admitted to the English Bar and to the Singapore Bar. Apart from a law degree, Christopher has a Diploma in Surveying (Distinction) from the College of Estate Management, Reading, UK.
Partner, Construction and Engineering Practice Group
Harry Elias Partnership LLP
Joanna has 15 years of experience in commercial arbitration, litigation, and advisory work primarily in the construction and infrastructure sector. She is accredited as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and is amongst the inaugural batch of practitioners recognized as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.
Joanna has extensive experience representing major contractors in large-scale infrastructure, engineering and construction disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions and sectors, often with a multi-jurisdictional or cross-border angle. Having practiced in both Singapore and Hong Kong, Joanna frequently advises and represents clients as lead counsel in a variety of international disputes, including rail and metro, power plant, solar plant, mining, integrated resorts, and commercial and residential building projects across Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and South Africa.
She frequently acts as lead counsel in arbitrations seated both locally in Singapore and internationally, conducted under the rules of the major arbitration institutions, including ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
Joanna was ranked in 2022 and 2023 as a Future Star in Construction by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific. She is also a contributor to the leading construction law text in Singapore, The Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (2018, 5th Edition), which is frequently cited in leading judgments by the Singapore Courts on issues of building and construction law.
|Dr. Net Le
LNT & Partners
Dr. Net Le (PhD in law and economics, London School of Economics 2004, MCiArb) is an accomplished legal professional with over 25 years of experience, specializing in corporate and M&A law, infrastructure development, project finance, and dispute resolution. As a partner at LNT & Partners, he has been instrumental in shaping the firm’s reputation as a respected industry leader.
Trained by international law firms and co-founding LCT Lawyers (2006) and LNT & Partners (2013) underscores Net’s dedication to innovative legal solutions. His contributions have garnered recognition from reputable sources including Chambers, IFLR1000, FT25 Innovative Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation, reflecting his commitment to providing exceptional legal advisory services.
Dr. Le’s role as a either lead counsel or paneled arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) is a testament to his expertise in navigating complex international disputes. His extensive background enriches his approach to finding equitable solutions.
Net’s proficiency in banking and finance law encompasses treasury operations, syndication lending, project finance, swap derivatives, and aircraft finance. His clientele, comprising major banks, energy corporations, oil and gas entities, and airlines, attests to his standing as a trusted legal advisor in the financial and corporate sectors.
Dr. Le’s scholarly contributions include the authorship of Vietnam chapters (contracts, corporate and intellectual property) within Kluwer’s Encyclopedia of Laws. Notably, he authored the first Vietnamese version of the UNIDROIT principles of international commercial contracts, showcasing his dedication to advancing legal standards. Net lectured on contracts at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. Additionally, his involvement as the deputy director of the Lawyers’ Training Centre of the Vietnam Bar Federation highlights his dedication to professional development in Vietnam.
Dr. Le’s extensive experience in legal advisory and arbitration and his notable contributions to legal scholarship and education establish him as a respected authority in his field.
LNT & Partners
Thinh Vu stands as a prominent associate at LNT & Partners, based in our Hanoi and Singapore offices, she has amassed over five years of experience in the field of infrastructure projects and dispute resolution. Her remarkable career at LNT has been marked by her involvement in several high-profile projects, solidifying her reputation as a trusted legal advisor in the industry. As one of key members of our counsel team, Ms. Thinh has played a pivotal role in providing expert contract advice on transformative projects. Notably, she has been instrumental in advising on the development of new metro lines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. She has also been in advising on Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts in the renewable energy sector. Her meticulous attention to detail and profound understanding of complex contractual arrangements have ensured that these projects progress smoothly and efficiently, minimizing potential legal risks and contributing to their overall success.