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Justin Tan, Senior Associate

Justin Tan

Senior Associate



Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and infrastructure

Practice notes

Justin is an experienced construction lawyer and his clients include developers, main contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. He regularly advises on the legal issues that arise throughout the life-cycle of construction projects, and is also very familiar with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (the “SOP Act”).

Justin successfully argued the landmark case of Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 4 before the Court of Appeal. Audi Construction considered major issues relating to adjudication proceedings under the SOP Act, and has been cited in at least ten other judgments in the High Court and Court of Appeal within two years of its judgment.

Apart from Audi Construction, Justin has acted for other clients in over 40 adjudications, including a claim in excess of S$100 million.

He is also experienced in other construction litigation, and in 2019 obtained a domestic mareva injunction on behalf of his client to prevent a co-guarantor to a insurance bond from dissipating Singapore assets.

Justin has also advised clients on various standard forms construction contracts like the PSSCOC, SIA Standard Forms of Contract and REDAS for construction projects in Singapore. Notable matters include advising a GLC in relation to reviewing PSSCOC related contracts, an MNC on their contractual responsibilities in providing EPCM services, and advising an MNC in amending the FIDIC Contract (Red Book) for a Singapore based construction project.

Justin a member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and has contributed to the SAL Practitioner, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) and Singapore Law Blog on issues relating to construction law. He has also given talks on the SOP Act over the last 4 years.

Related articles

23/07/2019 - The Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act - Implications for Potential Claimants and Respondents: 

6/09/2018 - No More Setting Off Payments from Separate Contracts – Reviewing the Court of Appeal’s decision in Civil Tech Pte Ltd v Hua Rong Engineering Pte Ltd [2018] 1 SLR 584: