Areas of Expertise
Construction, Family and Healthcare
is a mediator, trainer and lawyer.
He serves as a mediator in a wide range of cases including family, commercial, medical, construction, multi-party claims and disputes involving international parties. As a trainer, he has delivered negotiation and mediation trainings to judges, lawyers, professionals, business executives and lay persons across Asia. As a lawyer, he and his team have received ranking and recognition in numerous legal directories, including The Legal 500 – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession
He has authored or contributed to international publications on civil procedure, mediation, and dispute resolution. He is Chairperson of the Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore), an organization that promotes mediation and mediators’ interests.
He is passionate about his family, his alma mater (ACS) and serving as a peacemaker.
Other Qualifications and Expertise
Tat obtained an MSc (Construction Law & Arbitration) (With Merit, Davis Langdon & Seah (Singapore) Medal). He is an accredited panel member of numerous distinguished mediation and arbitration institutions worldwide. He is also an IMI certified mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
He has acted as lead counsel in the litigation and arbitration of construction and engineering disputes. Notable cases include litigation in the Supreme Court of Singapore of disputes arising from defects in the construction of a bespoke building system in a mixed development, ICC arbitration of a dispute relating to the construction of a plant, SIAC arbitration of a dispute arising from the operation of a plant and JCAA arbitration of a multi-party dispute arising from the supply of control systems in the energy industry.
As a mediator, he has mediated numerous construction cases involving a wide spectrum of construction and engineering disputes, including claims arising from standard form contracts, variations and certifications and payments, duties of architects and consultants, developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, performance bond, delays and extension of time for completion, performance and negligence issues. He has mediated cases with judges of the State Courts and Supreme Court. One of the largest construction disputes that he has mediated involved assets worth over US$200 m.
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