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Jian Zhi Chua, Senior Associate

Jian Zhi Chua

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

Jian Zhi is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Management and Restructuring and Insolvency Teams in the Singapore office specialising in corporate and individual insolvency, asset recovery and restructuring. He also works with the Construction and Engineering team and has experience in construction-related dispute resolution and advisory work.

His recent experience includes advising:

  • foreign venture capitalist, investors, directors and shareholders on insolvency issues and the debt restructuring of the insolvent subsidiaries of a private company.
  • a group of Medium Term Notes Holders in a contested Singapore High Court application between a Scheme Manager and the Company in assessing further professional fees payable to the Scheme Manager pursuant to a value added formula.
  • a consultant on various aspects of a large-scale port development project and the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC).

In the area of asset recovery litigation, Jian Zhi has advised and acted for companies, directors, creditors, liquidators, private trustees, commercial landlords and banks in Court proceedings as well as enforcement proceedings including bankruptcy, company winding up, examination of judgment debtor, garnishee proceedings, writ of distress and writ of seizure and sale. Jian Zhi also regularly advises clients on other contractual remedies including re-entry and repossession of premises.

In the area of construction-related advisory work and disputes resolution, Jian Zhi has advised and acted for property developers, builders and contractors, management corporations and managing agents on matters involving the Land Titles Act, Land Titles (Strata) Act and Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA) including assisting in arbitration proceedings in the Strata Titles Boards.

Jian Zhi has also advised on construction contracts including the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC), the Singapore Institute of Architects Lump Sum Contract (SIA Lump Sum Contract) and the SIA Articles and Conditions of Contract for Minor Works 2012 (SIACMW).

Jian Zhi also volunteers regularly with the Pro Bono Services Office of The Law Society of Singapore including acting as Volunteer Counsel for the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS), sharing on legal topics at community events, as well as advising both community organisations as well as individuals at legal clinics.

Jian Zhi is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and has also been admitted as a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).