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Candy Agnes SUTEDJA
Partner

Candy Agnes SUTEDJA is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice. In January 2018, Candy was amongst the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be appointed Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Her main areas of practice encompass contentious work involving developers, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors in various types of disputes in the infrastructure, construction, engineering and real estate sectors.

Candy is also actively involved in project advisory work including drafting, reviewing and advising on bespoke and standard form construction contracts, including standard form contracts, management contracts, consultancy agreements, bonds and guarantees. In addition, she regularly advises parties on issues relating to the calls and resisting of calls on performance bonds, work suspension and termination of contracts, and enforcement proceedings such as writ of seizure and sale, garnishee applications and companies' winding up.

Significant matters which Candy has been involved in include acting for Asplenium Land Pte. Ltd. in a landmark Court of Appeal decision in CKR Contract Services Pte Ltd v Asplenium Land Pte Ltd and another and another appeal and another matter [2015] SGCA 24 on the enforceability of a contractual clause limiting an employer's right to restrain a call on a performance bond against a main contractor who was terminated. This landmark decision by the Court of Appeal would mean that it is now possible for employers to exclude or limit the grounds for an injunction to fraud only in the case of unconditional bonds.

Candy also acted for Asplenium Land Pte. Ltd. in a recent unprecedented case involving an application to injunct or restrain an adjudication application filed by the terminated main contractor pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B), on the basis of a repeat claim. The High Court, in its decision in Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v CKR Contract Services Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 85, found in favour of Asplenium Land Pte. Ltd. and ordered the main contractor to withdraw the subject adjudication application as the subject payment claim was held to be a repeat claim. She has also recently advised an Indonesian affiliate of a leading e-commerce giant on a dispute and potential arbitration in Indonesia.

Candy was also appointed as the Tribunal Secretary to the Chairman of a three-member tribunal for an international arbitration under the ICC Rules relating to a multimillion dollar dispute involving an Indonesian group of companies and an Indonesian state-owned gas company.

Candy has also been instrumental in assisting with the presentation of various topics on construction law, including the fundamental principles of construction contracts and regular updates on the development of construction law for seminars conducted by a variety of different organisations.

Candy is proficient in English and Bahasa Indonesia and conversant in Mandarin. 

Candy graduated from the National University of Singapore. She is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Qualifications
  • National University of Singapore (LL.B., Hons.)
  • Acc. Spec. (Building & Construction), Singapore Academy of Law
Admissions
  • Singapore Bar
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