Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition


Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition

Author Edwin Lee Peng Khoon
Publication Date June 2016
ISBN 9789814753913
Publisher LexisNexis


This book is on the law of construction contracts. It addresses the essential legal concepts that apply and is heavily illustrated by court rulings. It addresses all of the primary difficulties that construction workers face on a daily basis. These are some of them:

  • Liquidated Damages and Delays
  • Payment claims made under the Security of Payment Act
  • Performance bonds are being called.
  • Defective Damages
  • Claims of variation
  • Contract cancellation

Key Features of Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition:

  • All necessary legal concepts are conveniently referenced.
  • Developers, construction experts, contractors, and anyone with an interest in construction law may find this book useful.
  • Though approachable, this book also serves as a concise introduction to construction law for attorneys, with extensive footnotes offering the required information for those who seek to learn more about the subject.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS of Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Formation of contract
    Chapter 3 Avoidance of contract
    Chapter 4 Contract terms
    Chapter 5 Performance of contract
    Chapter 6 Remedies for breach of contract
    Chapter 7 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 2001
    Chapter 8 Certificates
    Chapter 9 Security of payment
    Chapter 10 Completion
    Chapter 11 Delay and liquidated damages
    Chapter 12 Extension of time
    Chapter 13 Variations
    Chapter 14 Sub-contracts
    Chapter 15 Performance bonds
    Chapter 16 Defects and defects liability period
    Chapter 17 Tort of negligence and breach of statutory duty

    About the Author(s) of Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition
    Edwin Lee Peng Khoon has been practising for close to 20 years. He has argued both major courtroom disputes and arbitrations, whilst advising government authorities, developers, contractors, and consultants on all the intricacies of building contract law. He is one of the founding partners of Eldan Law LLP. Edwin is cited as a leading Singapore construction law practitioner in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers (2013 and 2015). He is an accredited adjudicator in both Singapore and Malaysia and sits on the Construction Adjudication Accreditation Committee in Singapore. Apart from his active law practice, Edwin is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore and a trainer for the Building Construction Authority of Singapore. He is also an honorary legal adviser to the Singapore Institute of Architects on construction contracts.

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