Construction & Projects

Recognised as one of the leading practices of its kind, the team covers all aspects of construction law, with a strong reputation for resolving complex, high-end disputes. From the inception to the final closeout of a construction project, there are countless decisions and steps to be taken. At every stage, you need the best possible legal advice – from a firm with long and wide experience, and cutting edge knowledge of the key issues affecting the industry.

Deep Expertise

Rajah & Tann scores highly on all counts. Our dedicated team provides a service based on in-depth expertise in every aspect of the construction industry. We advise clients at the earliest pre-construction phases ranging from project feasibility to financing to contract drafting. And when disputes do arise, we have a proven track record of helping find the right resolution. In 2018, three of our team members have been recognised as Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law in Singapore Academy of Law’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme. The accreditation serves as a mark of recognition for lawyers who have gained professional excellence in this area of work.

Extensive Experience

As for the breadth of our experience, we’ve been involved in virtually every type and size of construction project, both private and public, including:

  • Building construction including residential, retail, industrial, mixed development and commercial
  • Land reclamation and marine engineering
  • Mines and mineral processing facilities
  • Oil and gas projects
  • Ports and airports
  • Power infrastructure such as hydroelectric / combined cycle / thermal power stations
  • Process engineering
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Telecommunications and IT infrastructure
  • Transportation infrastructure such as roads / rail projects
  • Water and environmental engineering such as sewerage systems

A Client-Focused Approach

You’ll find we’re accessible whenever you need us. We work efficiently and deliver value – placing great importance on allocating the right lawyer to the right task to ensure high quality yet cost-effective service.

Being part of a full service firm with integrated practices means that our clients have access to the experience and skills of all our lawyers across the full spectrum of legal practices. Our Practice works closely with the other lawyers in the firm to provide clients with a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional and truly quality service.

International Reach

Having established a dominant presence in Singapore, our lawyers also have considerable international exposure, working on projects in many countries including Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, France, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, People’s Republic of China, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the UK.

Practice areas

Our team routinely represents clients in complex legal matters, often with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake; these involve contracts for major projects across Asia as well as claims arising from difficult site conditions, change orders, acceleration, delay / disruption, suspension, inspection and acceptance, termination, insurance coverage, errors and omissions, payment and defects.

Legal Documentation

Our lawyers have developed a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of documentation relating to projects. Our lawyers are familiar with the principal forms of the standard contracts such as the FIDIC, JCT, NEC, PSSCOC, REDAS and SIA.

Dispute Resolution

We have a specialist team advising on all aspects of disputes. Our leading dispute resolution practice is one of the largest in the region. In addition to litigation in the courts or arbitration, we are able to advise on other dispute resolution options, including interparty negotiation, mediation, adjudication and mini-trial/medi-arbitration.

Please contact us for a discussion on any issue that you may be facing on a construction project such as:

  • Business entity formation / taxation
  • Bid preparation and procurement
  • Project finance
  • Real Estate matters
  • Contract drafting and interpretation
  • Dispute resolution through, amongst others, domestic or international arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation
  • Regulatory Issues such as competition law, energy or workplace safety and health
  • Insurance coverage issues