Professional Technical Talk Series
EARLY CONTRACTORS' INVOLVEMENT (ECI) PROCUREMENT APPROACH
(SPM CPD: 4 POINTS / PEB and BOA/SIA POU to be Advised)
Accredited by PE Board and Board of Architects CPD Programmes
ECI is a project procurement approach whereby contractors are engaged early to effectively tap on their expertise especially in the aspects buildability, constructability, construction schedule and planning, designs and alternative proposals, value engineering, and latest construction technologies. The presentation will cover the scope of ECI, how ECI could fit into different procurement methods such as Design & Build and traditional procurement, the ECI process and the important considerations in implementing ECI, and the drivers and benefits of ECI. In addition, the ECI models for public sector projects and lessons learned from past ECI cases will also be covered.
Venue: Singapore Recreation Club, Lounge 1883, Level 1
Date: 25 February 2016
Time: 1130 to 1400hrs (buffet lunch followed by presentation)
Cost per pax:
Members & UniSIM Staff S$ 45
CUC Member (CUC M) S$ 55
Non-members S$ 65
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is pleased to invite you to its upcoming events:
(1) THE IMPACT OF CROSS BORDER INSOLVENCY ON ARBITRATION (25 FEBRUARY 2016, Intellioffices, 146 Robinson Road, Level 3, Singapore 068909)
The globalised and cross-jurisdictional nature of commercial business means that the effects of insolvencies are often felt across multiple jurisdictions. Further, the ubiquity of arbitration clauses in commercial contracts means that the likelihood of interaction between the traditionally distinct areas of arbitration and insolvency law, is increasing. For example, what are the effects of a foreign insolvency event on arbitrations seated in Singapore? To what extent can a Singapore insolvency practitioner apply for a stay of proceedings in Singapore in favour arbitration overseas? The clash of arbitration and insolvency in itself is a complex area, especially so in a cross-border situation. This talk deals with such issues from both a legal and practical perspective.
About this Seminar:
Singapore courts continue to see a flow of arbitration cases coming before it for judicial assistance. The two stages of the arbitral proceedings most commonly besieged with such issues involves the (i) enforcement of arbitration agreement, and (ii) setting aside of the award.
Singapore courts had on 7 occasions been asked to stay its own court proceedings in favour of arbitration (under s 6 IAA; Art 8 Model Law or Art II (3) New York Convention) and 9 cases were brought for it to set aside arbitral awards. The speaker will discuss these judicial decisions and will consider if there is any trend and best practice(s) being adopted by the Singapore courts.
One notable judicial decision that came out in 2015 arose from a question arbitrabililty of subject matter in the Court of Appeal judgment in Tomolugen Holdings Ltd and anor v Silica Investors Ltd and other appeals  SGCA 57, where the speaker was appointed as amicus curiae. Another discussed the familiar chicken-and-egg situation of court and arbitral tribunal’s power to rule on an arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction in the case of Malini Ventura v Knight capital Pte Ltd  SGHC 225. Has the case of Malini Ventura finally settled the tension between courts and arbitral tribunal on jurisdiction issues?
The long protracted battle in the case of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation  SGCA 30, resurfaced again in the Court of Appeal with an interesting dissent by Chan Sek Keong SJ. Will the latest decision put the issues arising in this matter to rest?
The speaker, Prof Lawrence Boo, will discuss these developments and engage attendees on these and other issues confronting the law in international arbitration in Asia.
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) is pleased to announce that the annual International Entry Course is now open for registrations. Candidates who pass the Course may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, qualify for admission as a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Synopsis Of The Course:
The International Entry Course consists of 4 Modules conducted over two full days (22 & 23 April 2016). Each Module covers a particular segment of arbitration law and practice. Module 1 gives an overview of arbitration and introduces key concepts like “seat” and lex arbitri. Module 2 covers the commencement of arbitration, constitution of the tribunal and issues concerning jurisdiction. Module 3 goes into the arbitration procedure, from statements to the substantive hearing. Module 4 discusses the award, and the further steps that may be taken to challenge or enforce the award. A candidate may apply to sit for only some of the Modules. Successful completion of all the course modules (with 100% attendance) and assessments will lead to qualification for membership as Member of SIArb, subject to the qualifying requirements.
SIArb is an Accredited Institution under the SILE CPD Scheme for CPD Year 2016. For more information, including details of the Attendance Policy, please visit: http://www.silecpdcentre.sg.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016, 05:00pm - 07:30pm
Location :Intellioffices, Level 3, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909
Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time: 05:00pm - 07:30pm
The talk will focus on pacing of delays, a prevalent occurrence on construction projects both in Singapore and abroad. There is unfortunately little literature, and a paucity of legal authority on this difficult subject. Employers and contractors thus often find themselves at odds with one another over the practical effect of pacing in the context of delay claims. In this presentation, the speakers will explain:
The talk aims to create a better understanding of pacing and how it may be dealt with by both employers and contractors.
SILE Public CPD Point: 1
For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via SCL website.
SCL(S) is accredited by the SILE for its Continuing Professional Development Scheme for CPD Year 2015. For more information, including details of the Attendance Policy, please visit http://www.silecpdcentre.sg/
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*Note: - The venue is now changed to Orchard Hotel, Singapore
- Already approved CPD points include: PEB (5 PDUs) and SPM (4 CPDs)