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Construction Contract Drafting & Dispute Resolution

Event code: 80027


Recognising that disputes may arise even out of the most carefully drafted contracts, it is important to understand the processes and key skills that are necessary in common dispute resolution mechanisms. Understanding how each dispute resolution mechanism works before selecting the appropiate mechanism to govern the disputes will also provide better management of contract downstream.

This course is designed for practitioners in the construction industry who wish to learn the basic principles of construction contract drafting and appropriate dispute resolution. The objective of the course is to provide a proper training platform to impart the necessary technical skills and requisite legal knowledge in contract drafting.

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
i. Understand the definitions of the clauses in the conditions of contract
ii. Identify common loopholes and pitfalls in contract drafting
iii. Understand key concepts / issues in Arbitration
iv. Know the various dispute resolution approaches

• Contract Definitions
• Contract Elements
• Letter of Intent and Awards
• Contract Models and Standard Form
• Indemnities / Warranties / Guarantees (Bonds)
• Art of Drafting
• Introduction to Dispute Resolution
• Mediation
• Conciliation
• Adjudication
• Arbitration
• Litigation

ANIL CHANGAROTH is a Mediator, Adjudicator and Arbitrator (Fellow of the Chartered and Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators), Adjudicator (Asian International Arbitration Centre), Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore and Solicitor of England & Wales.
He is the Managing Director (and General Counsel) of ChangAroth InterNational Consultancy and ChangAroth Chambers LLC. Anil has been in practice since 1995, qualified a Barrister of England and Wales (Middle Temple). He also practiced with the international arbitration practice group of an international law firm and as General Counsel and Director of Davis Langdon & Seah (now in the Arcadis Group)’s Contract Advisory and Dispute Management division. The Chambers focuses on Building, Construction and Infrastructure work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory work and Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, the Chambers represent parties in the region and is part of the pioneer batch of legal practitioners on the Singapore Academy of Law’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) and recognised as the Singapore Law Society’s SmartLaw (legal technology) practice.

Architects, Project Directors, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, Contracts Administrators, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Builders and others who will be involved in construction contracts.

4th Run: 25 - 26 Sep 2019
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (Incl of GST): S$700.00
Refreshments will be provided.

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices, course notes will be available in e-format.

PEB: Pending
BOA- SIA: Pending
SISV - QS Division: Pending

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