Termination in a construction contract may not always be an easy decision to make and may include interpretation of contract requirements to establishing a contractor’s lack of due diligence and expedition.
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Where it is unclear which party is at fault, termination potentially creates legal issues for all parties involved — from the terminating party to the downstream parties — and results in unnecessary time and cost due to contract and payment disputes from possible adjudication, arbitration or court claims and counterclaims.
Daniel Tay will present the key legal aspects in termination by reference to applicable contract provisions and the applicable law as a practical guide to managing contract termination and payment recovery options for the parties involved.
Daniel Tay has been in practice since 2007 and is experienced in commercial disputes, specialising in the engineering and construction, hospitality, high-end boutique and retail, commercial and residential real estate sectors. He advises on a broad range of legal issues, from company disputes and employment to contract drafting, project completion, defects, damage, insurance and professional indemnity, and dispute management.
Daniel’s recent cases as counsel are a series of court successes from 2014 to 2017 including a $4.7 million bond demand for a developer against a contractor for Eon on Shenton Way: CCM Industrial Pte Ltd v 70 Shenton Pte Ltd, a seven-day trial for a renovation contractor against a penthouse owner: Arte Associates v Chua Hock Seng.
Daniel frequently provides legal advice on contract administration, payments and damage/defects issues with a strong emphasis on quality work and a successful outcome. He is co-author of the Construction Arbitration and Litigation modules on LexisNexis Singapore and speaks regularly on construction law for the RICS. He was appointed in 2017 to the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society and recently selected as Singapore Business Review's 20 Most Influential Lawyers Under 40.