Construction

The firm has earned a good reputation for its expertise in complex building and construction cases. The firm's clients include active members in the construction industry such as developers, statutory boards, consultants, construction and insurance companies. It has acted and continues to act for some of the largest British, Japanese and German construction companies. It also acts for some of the largest developers in Singapore. It has been involved in claims and arbitration proceedings involving claims of over $1 billion.

Based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world’s most prominent companies and financial institutions, our firm was also ranked as one of the firms to go to in Singapore for Construction by Asialaw Profiles – The guide to the Asia-Pacific’s leading law firms.

The practice handles contentious and non-contentious construction law work including advice on pre-tender agreements and construction joint ventures. It has considerable experience in complex multi-party arbitration and court proceedings, claims arising out of difficult ground conditions, disruption and prolongation disputes, failure of structural elements, variations and other construction law issues for building and engineering projects both in Singapore and overseas.

Who’s Who Legal has in an article Editorial: Construction in Singapore dated October 2007 commented that “Giam Chin Toon SC at Wee Swee Teow LLP is another highly rated individual. He was described as a “real force to be reckoned with” by one interviewee. Particularly well known for his disputes work, especially in arbitrations, he acted for a British contractor in one of the largest building contract arbitrations in Asia at the time, and has also acted for numerous Singapore and international clients in arbitration proceedings involving building, infrastructure and engineering projects in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.”

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