The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak - A contractor’s guide to force majeure and its entitlement to additional time and money

10 Mar 2020 LegisWatch
The onset of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has seen significant impact on the Singapore construction industry.
This update:
  • Examines contractors’ right to invoke the force majeure clause which generally excuses liability for non-performance and whether contractors will be entitled to rely on such clauses as a result of the COVID-19 situation.
  • Examines a contractor’s entitlement to claim for additional time and money under the relevant provisions of the (i) Singapore Institute of Architects Articles and Conditions of Building Contracts, 9th Edition, 2010, and (ii) Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract for Construction Works, 7th Edition, 2014, two of the commonly used standard forms of construction contracts in Singapore.
  • Provides a checklist for contractors to consider before invoking a force majeure clause.
If you would like information on this or any other area of law, you may wish to contact the partner at WongPartnership whom you normally work with or any of the following partners:
Christopher CHUAH
Head - Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering Practice
d +65 6416 8140
Click here to see Christopher's CV.

Candy Agnes SUTEDJA
Partner - Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering Practice
d +65 6416 8273
Click here to see Candy's CV.