construction and engineering


Complex construction and engineering projects, and disputes avoidance and management, require legal advisers with the experience and commercial expertise to ensure deals are delivered on time and problems resolved in a straightforward and commercial manner. Over the years, our lawyers at Harry Elias Partnership have worked with numerous clients in Singapore and in the region, on a range of cases including those pertaining to infrastructure projects. We understand the intricacies of industry throughout its development, having been a law firm practising in the sector for over three decades.


Our team of lawyers specialising in construction and engineering provide a full range of contentious and non-contentious advice to the construction engineering and energy sector, both in Singapore and the South East Asia region. We are able to offer a comprehensive legal solution to any delivery issues on major projects.

We act for governments, public and professional bodies, multinational and major national corporations, and developers, contractors and consultants. We have experience in advising all sectors of the market from the rail industry to power generation businesses on contracts and legal areas. Beyond Singapore, our experience on international construction, energy and infrastructure projects gives us the breadth and calibre of expertise you require.

Our construction attorneys have advised on many prominent projects in Singapore, including the Singapore Management University Campus, the New National Library Building, One Marina Boulevard and the Singapore Flyer. We have also been involved in the development of one of the largest and most prominent projects in Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. The participants in this project include leading real estate developers, world renowned consultants and international contractors involving a myriad of procurement methods.

Apart from such commercial and public projects, our lawyers have advised developers in many of their residential projects locally, and abroad like China and Vietnam. In addition, we have advised international owners and contractors in the procurement of their plant and port projects, in particular on Jurong Island, as well as advised on contract and other legal disputes on infrastructure projects in Singapore.

On the contentious side, our team has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation in Singapore. We have acted as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations and litigation between owners, contractors and consultants. These matters relate to disputes on cost and time claims, defects, enforcement of warranties, indemnities and bonds and other common construction disputes and include international arbitrations arising out of the oil and gas industry that in recent times have chosen Singapore as a forum for arbitration.


Speak to a construction attorney from Harry Elias Partnership for legal advice on projects, be they based in Singapore or abroad.

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