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Chia, Michael
Michael Chia
Partner
Telephone: +65 6671 7434

Michael Chia

-Partner

Experience

  • Advising, drafting and vetting of joint venture agreements, main contracts, sub-contracts, consultancy agreements and other commercial agreements for building construction and engineering projects.
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution, mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation in building construction, engineering and related disciplines.

Clients

  • Developers
  • Building owners
  • Management corporations
  • Consultants, contractors, suppliers and sub-contractors

Market Recognition

  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Construction (Local Firms) (Singapore)'
    Michael Chia is recommended.
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Other

  • Michael co-authored the Contractors’ Working Manual on Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract for Construction Works published by the Singapore Contractors’ Association in 1996 and a construction law book titled Standard Form of Sub-Contracts-An Annotation published by Butterworth in 2001.
  • Tutor in Project Management Law and Project Dispute Management, Dept. of Building, National University of Singapore, 2014/2015.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Singapore
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (“SIArb”)
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK (Chartered Surveyor)
  • Member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers,
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • On the panels of arbitrators of SIArb, Singapore Law Society and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”).
  • Accredited adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, the designated body under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004, and KLRCA