Publications and Presentations

Publications

"A Comparative Analysis of Joinder and Consolidation Provisions under Leading Arbitral Rules", Journal of International Arbitration, April 2018.

"The Prevention Principle - A Further Australian Chapter", International Construction Law Review, April 2018.

"The Complexity Test under the West Coast Model of Adjudication", Building and Construction Law Journal, March 2018.

"Amendments to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules - Part 2", Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin, June 2017, Vol. 4, No 2.

"Amendments to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules - Part 1", Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin, May 2017, Vol. 4, No 1.

"Latent Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test" , International Construction Law Review, October 2016.

"The Emergence of Emergency Arbitrations", Arbitrator & Mediator Journal, December 2015.

"Enforcing a DAB Decision in Arbitration Proceedings”, Building and Construction Law Journal, October 2011 (joint article).

“International Commercial Arbitration in Asia-Pacific – A Comparison of the Australian and Singapore Systems”, CIArb Journal, Arbitration, Vol 77, Number 1, February 2011, at p108 (co-author).

“Commentary on the New Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules”, CIArb Journal, Arbitration, Vol. 76, November 2010, at p727.

“Chinese Bilateral Investment Treaties – Restrictions on International Arbitration”, CIArb Journal, Arbitration, Vol 76, Number 1, February 2010, at p58

"An Introduction to Investor-State Arbitrations", International Trade and Business Law Review (2010) Vol XIII.

"Dismissal of Arbitration Proceedings for Want of Prosecution", Asian International Arbitration Journal, (2009) Vol 5, No. 2, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

"The Australia-China BIT – Restriction on International Arbitration", Australian ADR Reporter, Quarterly Bulletin of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited, Issue No. 12/13 (September 2009 edition).

“SIAC Publishes New Arbitration Rules”, International Law Office Newsletter, 14 July 2007 (co-author).

“No Breach of Natural Justice in Arbitration”, International Law Office Newsletter, 8 March 2007 (co-author).

“Case Note: Mae Engineering Ltd v Fire-Stop Marketing Services [2005] 1 SLR 379, Singapore Society of Construction Law Newsletter, January 2007.

“A Breach of Natural Justice in Arbitration”, International Law Office Newsletter, 30 November 2006 (co-author).

 “The Singapore Construction Industry – Recent Trends and Developments”, Constructing New Zealand, Centre for Advanced Engineering, Issue No. 2, October 2006.

“High Court’s Power to Grant Interim Injunction in Aid of Foreign Arbitration”, International Law Office Newsletter, 14 September 2006 (co-author).

"Owner's Power to Omit Work Restricted", South East Asia Construction, July/August 2004.

“Court Considers Scope and Validity of Arbitration Agreement”, International Law Office Newsletter, 15 January 2004 (co-author).

"Can a Complainant Intervene on Behalf of Company Involved in Arbitration", International Law Office Newsletter, 27 November 2003 (co-author).

"International Arbitration Checklists", 2002, editors Grant Hanassien and Lawrence W Newman, contribution of national perspective for Singapore.

"Confidentiality of Arbitrations - Singapore's Position Following the Recent Case of Myanma Yaung Chi Oo Co Ltd v Win Win Nu", (joint article), The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Volume 8, Issue 1 (2004) (co-author).

"Confidentiality in Arbitration Proceedings”, Asian Legal Business, Issue 3.12, December 2003.

“Court Confirms General Confidentiality of Arbitrations”, International Law Office Newsletter, 9 October 2003 (co-author).

“Removal of Arbitrator for Misconduct in Domestic Arbitration”, International Law Office Newsletter, 14 August 2003 (co-author).

“Court Rules on Application for Leave to Appeal Against Domestic Award”, International Law Office Newsletter 14 August 2003 (co-author).

“No Second Bite at the Cherry”, Asia Dispute Review, 2003.

“Time Limit for Amending Set-Aside Applications”, International Law Office Newsletter, 14 August 2003 (co-author).

“The UNCITRAL Model Law and the Parties’ Chosen Arbitration Rules - Complementary or Mutually Exclusive?  The Singapore case of Dermajaya Properties”, The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Volume 6, Issue 2 (2002) (co-author).

"Parliament Resolves Uncertainties on Opting Out", International Law Office Newsletter, 12 September 2002 (co-author).

 "Drafting Construction Contracts to Avoid Disputes”, Proceedings, Second World Engineering Congress, 22-25 July 2002, Kuching, Malaysia.

 “The Prevention Principle and Conditions Precedent: Recent Australian Developments”, The International Construction Law Review, July/August 2002.

“The Application of Bryan v Maloney to Commercial Buildings”, Building and Construction  Law, Volume 15, Number 4, August 1999 (cited by Byrne J with approval in the Victoria Supreme Court’s decision in Hampton Park Central Pty Ltd v Australian Safeway Stores Pty Ltd [2000] VSC 422 (20 October 2000)).

“Recent Developments in Singapore and Malaysia on Recovery of Economic Loss for Defective Buildings”, The International Construction Law Review, Volume 16, Part 3, July 1999.

“The Effect of Contractual Terms on the Duty Owed to Third Parties”, Professional Negligence, Volume 14, Number 2, 1998.

“Case Note: Eagle Homes Pty Ltd v Austec Homes” (Copyright in Building Plans), Building and Construction Law, Volume 14, Number 5, October 1998.

"The Resource Management Act 1991 ‘A Biophysical Bottom Line’ vs ‘A More Liberal Regime: A Dichotomy?”, Canterbury Law Review, Volume 6, Number 3, 1997.

“The Role of Assessment of Environmental Effects Under the Resource Management Act 1991”, Environmental and Planning  Law Journal, April 1996.

“The Resource Management Act 1991 and the Consideration of Alternatives”, New Zealand Law Journal, May 1995.

Presentations (Selection)

"Latent Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test", 29 January 2019, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Perth, and 12 February 2019, Resolution Institute, Perth.

"International Arbitration has a Great Deal to Learn from Adjudication", Resolution Institute Great Debate, Speaker against the proposition, Perth, 20 November 2017, as part of the Australian Arbitration Week.

"Consolidation of Arbitration Proceedings" and "Interim Measures", The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course, Hong Kong, October 2017.

"Service in Adjudication Proceedings", and "The Complexity Test under the Construction Contracts Act (WA) 2004", Resolution Institute Masters' Class in Adjudication, Perth, 21 October 2017.

"Who Should Take Responsibility When Things Go Wrong", Panel Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Perth, 17 November 2016.

"Offshore Construction Disputes", Offshore Construction International Seminar, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Society of Construction Law, 21 September 2016.

"Consolidation of Arbitration Proceedings" and "Interim Measures", The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course, Singapore, August 2016.

"The Supreme Court of Western Australia Decision in CMA v John Holland", Resolution Institute, Perth, 17 August 2016.

"Drafting of Arbitral Awards, Including Interest and Costs", The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Introductory Course on Arbitration, Perth, May 2016

"The Emergence of Emergency Arbitrations", Resolution Institute Kongress, Perth, October 2015.

Numerous seminars to the Gorgon and Ichthys project and legal teams from 2012 to 2014 on contract administration, delay and disruption, foreign corrupt practices, adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 contractor’s all risk policies, etc.

“Current and Best Practices in E Discovery and Disclosure”, Asia Pacific E Discovery Exchange Conference, Singapore, 31 October 2011.

“CAR / EAR Policies and the Scope of the Defects Exclusion”, Insurance Law Association of Singapore, 28 February 2011.

“Challenges to Liquidated Damages for Delay”, Society of Construction Law Hong Kong, International Construction Law Conference, Hong Kong, 5-7 December 2010.

“Electronic Discovery In International Arbitration – An Arbitrator’s Perspective”, Conference on Electronic Disclosure, Singapore, 28 October 2010.

“The New SIAC Arbitration Rules”, Construction Disputes Asia: Evolution or Revolution, Joint Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Construction Law Society of Singapore Conference 17 September 2010.

“Comparison of the Different Rules of Institutional Arbitration”, Insurance Law Association of Singapore, 19 August 2010.

“International Arbitration Experience – Practical Experience”, Bangkok, International Chamber of Commerce Seminar, 10 August 2010.

“Delay in Arbitration Proceedings”, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore, 14 July 2010.

“International Commercial Arbitration – Practical Experience”, Singapore, French Chamber of Commerce, 6 April 2010.

“Chinese Bilateral Investment Treaties – Restrictions on International Arbitration”, Sydney Law School Conference, International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration, 19-20 February 2010.

“Singapore International Arbitration Forum 2010”, Singapore, Maxwell Chambers and SIAC, 21-22 January 2010.

“An Introduction to Investor-State Arbitrations”, Perth, CIArb seminar, 21 May 2009.

“Preparing Construction Documentation with Clarity and Purpose”, LexixNexis 6th Annual Contract Law Master Class, Perth, 6 February 2009.

“Essential Considerations when Preparing Construction Contracts”, Conference, “Effectively Avoiding and Managing Disputes under Construction Contracts”, Kuala Lumpur, 17-18 August 2008.

“The FIDIC EPC Conditions of Contract (the ‘Silver Book’) – the Criticisms”, Singapore Construction Law Society First International Conference, 15 October 2006.

“An Update on Economic Loss Arising from Defective Buildings”, Singapore Society of Construction Law Seminar, 18 July 2005.

"The UK Society of Construction Law Protocol for Determining Extensions of Time and Compensation", Singapore Society of Construction Law Extension of Time Workshop, Singapore, 12 March 2005.

“An Overview of the Security of Payment Legislation in the Australian Construction and Engineering Industry”, Singapore, Society of Construction Law, November 2004.

"Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses" and "Limitations of Actions in International Arbitration", NUS/ Kings College, MSc course in construction law, 6 September 2004.

"Serious Building Defects: Demolish and Reconstruct or Repair?", Joint Singapore Law Society/ Singapore Construction Law Society Conference, Singapore, 20 August 2004 (joint paper).

“Legal Professional Privilege”, FM Global Forum, Singapore, 18 May 2004.

 “International Arbitration Experience”, Lawyers Training Programme, Seminar on the Vietnam-US Bilateral Trade Agreement and Ordinance on Commercial Arbitration, Ho Chi Minh City, 20-23 August 2003, and Hanoi on 10-11 September 2003.

 “Dispute Resolution within a Contractual Framework”, Business Contracts Drafting & Dispute Resolution, Singapore, 14 August 2002.

“Drafting Construction Contracts to Avoid Disputes”, Second World Engineering Congress, 22-25 July 2002, Kuching, Malaysia.

 “Important Considerations for Drafting Construction Contracts”, Conference on Avoiding & Resolving Disputes in Construction Contracts, Singapore, 9-10 January 2002.

“The FIDIC EPC Conditions of Contract - Understanding the Legal Implications Before You Go International”, Conference on Infrastructure Construction Contracts - Legal & Practical Issues, Kuala Lumpur, 7 July 2001.

“International Conditions of Contract - FIDIC - Why You Should Understand the Legal Implications Before you go to International Markets” Proceedings, Public Sector, Private Sector and International Conditions of Construction Contracts: The Financial and Legal Implications, Singapore, 16 September 1998, and Singapore, 10 November 1999.