Harry Elias Partnership Further Strengthens Construction and Engineering Practice with Partner Hire

Harry Elias Partnership Further Strengthens Construction and Engineering Practice with Partner Hire
02 May 2022

Harry Elias Partnership today announced the appointment of Joanna Seetoh as a partner in the Construction and Engineering practice.

With over 14 years of experience, Joanna is a specialist in in the construction and infrastructure sector. She is amongst the inaugural batch of legal practitioners recognized by the Singapore Academy of Law as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law and is also accredited as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Joanna has extensive experience representing major contractors in large-scale infrastructure, engineering and construction disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions globally and sectors. Prior to joining Harry Elias Partnership, Joanna worked with other leading international firms, where she advised and represented clients in a variety of international disputes, including rail and metro projects, power plant, solar plant, mining, integrated resorts, and commercial and residential building projects across Asia-Pacific

Joanna also frequently advises and represents clients in adjudication proceedings commenced pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004 (“SOPA”) in Singapore. Most recently, she successfully defended a Singapore listed company against a multi-million dollar claim made by a subcontractor pursuant to the latest amended SOPA.

Tan Chau Yee, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering, commented: “Joanna’s appointment as a partner reinforces our reputation as one of the leading Construction and Engineering practices in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Joanna has significant experience in advising on complex, cross-border construction and engineering disputes and her skills will be in high demand.”

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Fong, Managing Partner at Harry Elias Partnership said: “I join Chau Yee in welcoming Joanna to the firm. Joanna is a renowned practitioner who will add a new dimension to our growing construction and engineering practice. With her expertise, she will play a vital role in helping us deliver on our growth plan.”

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno, at rickysoetikno@harryelias.com.