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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Construction

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What the team is known for

Routinely acts on both front-end construction matters and disputes, locally and across South-East Asia. Regularly advises blue-chip developers and public agencies on a range of infrastructure, engineering and building projects. Also advises main contractors and subcontractors on construction issues. Possesses strong international arbitration capabilities, and is experienced with work involving a range of countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Also regularly handles construction claims in the Singapore High Court. Clients benefit from its network of associated offices in countries such as Myanmar and Malaysia that can assist with cross-border mandates. Regularly represents clients active in the real estate, energy, transport and tech sectors.

Strengths

An interviewee comments: "I would rate them as one of the best firms in terms of substantive quality and client delivery. They are able to provide legal and commercial advice in a speedy manner. What sets them apart is that they localise their advice and understand our needs."

A further source reports that "their lawyers are patient and listen to clients' issues, and are able to understand the facts and issues quickly."

Work highlights

Represented Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal in a SGD36 million misrepresentation and defamation claim brought against it by distributors and manufacturers of structural steel elements for construction purposes.

Notable practitioners

Ho Chien Mien earns praise from clients for his "in-depth knowledge and ability to provide solutions," with other sources adding that "his advice is excellent and often given with a comprehensive rationale behind any proposed amendments." He advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, in relation to both Singaporean and outbound construction projects.

Sathiaseelan Jagateesan focuses on construction disputes, including Singapore litigation and adjudication, as well as cross-border arbitration cases. Interviewees say that "he has an excellent grasp of construction law and seeks to understand the technical issues arising in a matter, so that he can provide practical legal advice to clients."

Chong Yee Leong is well respected by market sources as a "technically sound" lawyer in the construction space. He is especially well known for handling arbitration.

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Overview

Our Construction & Engineering Practice has been extensively involved in large-scale and high-end building and infrastructure projects in Singapore and around the region. Our extensive experience and in-depth working knowledge of these projects are attributable to our strong capabilities in advising on complex and high value contentious and non-contentious matters.

Our dedicated team of lawyers advises clients on a broad spectrum of construction and engineering law issues including the structuring of projects, compliance and regulatory issues, tender, contract and project documentation, contract administration and dispute avoidance, and appears as counsel in domestic and international arbitration, litigation, adjudication, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Our portfolio of regular clients includes sponsors and lenders, leading local and foreign developers and owners, local and international contractors, as well as statutory boards and government-linked companies.

Members

Ho, Chien Mien (Head of Department)

Jagateesan, Sathiaseelan (Head of Department)

Chong, Yee Leong

Choong, Allen

Chua, Kee Loon

Kek, Kelvin

Koh, En Ying

Lim, Dao Kai

Lin, Jonathan

Sugianto, Charmelia

Wong, Kelvin

Yeo, Andrew

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Energy

Forestry & Paper

Government

Industrial Engineering

Mining & Metals

Real Estate

Transportation

Utilities

Construction Department

Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Department location

One Marina Boulevard

#28-00

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018989

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Singapore

Construction


Chien Mien Ho
Band 2
Sathiaseelan Jagateesan
Band 3
Yee Leong Chong
Band 4