Singapore High Court Gives Further Guidance on Key Provisions in 2020 Revised Edition of SOPA

19 Oct 2022 CaseWatch

The 2020 Revised Edition of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004 (“SOPA”) incorporates all amendments up to and including 1 December 2021 and came into operation on 31 December 2021. The SOPA seeks to codify existing case law and now sets out, among other things, an exhaustive list of permitted modes of service (which include service by email) as well as a non-exhaustive list of grounds upon which an adjudication determination may be set aside. The General Division of the High Court (“High Court”) recently had the opportunity to elucidate the interpretation of some of these key provisions: LJH Construction & Engineering Co Pte Ltd v Chan Bee Cheng Gracie [2022] SGHC 230.

This update takes a look at the High Court’s decision.

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