Construction disputes in COVID-19 Situation: Issues, Implications and Dispute Resolution

SCAL Events 2 - 8 Dec 2021



About the webinar series


The construction industry is one of the hardest hit sectors in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The government has introduced a series of reliefs including the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (COTMA) to help companies who are facing projects delay and increase cost due to COVID-19 events. With COTMA relief period coming to an end, there are concerns such as whether the relief under Part 2 of the Act will be available after the expiry of the prescribed period. Industry members are keen to find out what that translates to for them moving forward. 

SCAL together with the Singapore Construction Mediation Centre (SCMC) is pleased to organise an online webinar cum consultation series titled “Construction disputes in COVID-19 Situation: Issues, Implications and Dispute Resolution” happening on 2 Dec 2021, Thursday, 10am to 12pm (series 1) and 8 Dec 2021, Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm (series 2). 

This webinar will be spilt to 2 components - 1 hour webinar and 1 hour closed-door consultation session (small fee applies).

 
 

Webinar Programme / Meet the Speakers

* Programme may subject to changes. Timing in SGT.
 
[Series 1] 2 December 2021 (Thursday), 10am to 11am
 
Series 1 of the webinar will attempt to address:
  • Legal and contractual issues that contractors should look out for when the Relief Period under COTMA ends 
  • More efficient ways of dispute resolution
     
Time Agenda
10am - 10.30am The Legal and Contractual Issues that Contractors should look out for when the Relief Period under COTMA ends

Synopsis:
The presentation will address the legal and contractual issues that contractors should look out for when the relief period under COTMA ends.

Presented by:
Ms. Monica Neo, Senior Partner, Chan Neo LLP, Commissioner for Oaths (Singapore)
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10.30am - 11am The best outcomes from a worst situation

Synopsis:
Construction industries, due to its nature, are conflicts prone.  When facing the difficult situations of contractual conflicts, the choices and the processes to resolve the conflicts are complicated and difficult to say the least.  In some cases, the expenses incurred for the legal battle might even make the whole process a fool’s folly.  Fortunately, with the realization of legal battle might be detrimental for both plaintiff and defendant, society is moving towards other form of more efficient ways of dispute resolution, such as mediation.  With the establishing of the SCMC, Singapore construction industries should seriously consider adopting mediation as a formal and proper way of dispute resolution. 



Presented by:
Mr Yong Eng Wah, Partner, Resolvers Pte Ltd

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[Series 2] 8 December 2021 (Wednesday), 4pm to 5pm

Series 2 of the webinar will attempt to address:
  • How to Negotiate Effectively in Construction Disputes
  • The benefits of mediation over litigation and arbitration, and what disputants in a mediation can do to improve their prospects of successfully achieving a settlement. 
Time Agenda
4pm - 4.30pm How to Negotiate Effectively in Construction Disputes

Synopsis:
Negotiation is a common everyday activity that people use to influence others to get what they want or achieve their personal objectives. In the construction industry, negotiation takes place throughout the procurement process and frequently continues through the completion of the project. Yet, many contractors find the experience of negotiation stressful and the outcome less than satisfactory. This talk provides you with an opportunity to: (i) review your negotiation methods; (ii) consider principles of negotiations that will improve your negotiation skills; and (iii) achieve better negotiation outcomes more consistently.


Presented by:
Mr Lim Tat, Partner, Aequitas Law LLP 
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4.30pm - 5pm Why Mediation

Synopsis:
Mediation has gained widespread acceptance as a mainstream, and indeed preferred, method of resolving disputes. Many disputants now look to mediation to resolve their disputes, instead of pursuing litigation in court or arbitration to the bitter end. So, why mediation? The speaker in this session will discuss the benefits and advantages of mediation over litigation and arbitration, and what disputants in a mediation can do to improve their prospects of successfully achieving a settlement. 



Presented by:
Mr Chia Chor Leong Consultant, Breakpoint LLC
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Please refer to the last section - "Register Now /  Fees and T&Cs" to find out more about the webinar fees and important terms & conditions.
 
 



Close-door consultation session

Happening immediately after the webinar, the close-door consultation session (small fee applies) is made available for participants to consult the experts on disputes specific concerns that they would like to seek guidance on.

Only 12 seats available per series, participating companies will be given 10 minutes to seek guidance on the specific concerns you have. 
 
[Series 1] 2 December 2021 (Thursday), 11am to 12pm

Breakout room A



Ms. Monica Neo, Senior Partner, Chan Neo LLP, Commissioner for Oaths (Singapore)
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Breakout room B


Presented by:
Mr Yong Eng Wah, Partner, Resolvers Pte Ltd

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[Series 2] 8 December 2021 (Wednesday), 5pm to 6pm

Breakout room A


Mr Lim Tat, Partner, Aequitas Law LLP 
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Breakout room B


Mr Chia Chor Leong Consultant, Breakpoint LLC
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Please refer to the last section - "Register Now /  Fees and T&Cs" to find out more about the webinar fees and important terms & conditions.

Disclaimer Clause for the consultation sessions:
The consultation sessions are not to be treated as a legal opinion or advice. These are just guidance sessions and participants are to seek their own independent legal opinion or advice for matters raised at the consultation sessions.

 
 

Who should attend


•   Main contractors, Sub-contractors, Suppliers 
•   Business owners, Company Directors, Contracts Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Engineers  


 


Accreditation 


•    BOA-SIA [Application in progress]
•    PEB-PDU [Application in progress]
•    CET [Application in progress]

SLOTS: Attendance of this seminar will not be considered as CPD participation for renewal of SLOTS Registration.

 


Register Now /  Fees and T&Cs

 
 
Webinar  Closed-door consultation session
Availability
  • 500 seats
  • 2 consultation breakout rooms per series
  • 6 seats available per room
Fees
  • SCAL member* / SLOTS registered contractor: Complimentary
  • Non-SCAL member: S$32.10** per series 
  • SCAL member* / SLOTS registered contractor: S$53.50** per company
  • Non-SCAL Members: S$74.90** per company
Terms and Conditions
  • Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis and upon payment received for non-SCAL members.
  • Webinar attendees may register for series 1 and series 2. 
  • For group registration of more than 10, please email elaine@scal.com.sg.
  • SCAL reserves the right to reject or remove entry if any of the above criteria are not met.
  • Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis and upon payment recevied.
  • 1 company is allowed to sign up for 1 consultation session on 2 Dec OR 8 Dec. 
  • Maximum 2 representatives from the same company are allowed to attend.
  • Participants are allowed to select which consultation room they would like to attend however subject to availability. 
  • SCAL reserves the right to reject or remove entry if any of the above criteria are not met.

For more information, please email elaine@scal.com.sg. 

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** Prices inclusive of 7% GST





 
 

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Sessions
  • 8-Dec-2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM