Laura CHANG is a Partner in the Energy, Projects & Construction Practice. In January 2018, Laura was amongst the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be appointed as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Her main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration disputes, with a focus on construction and engineering projects, civil and commercial disputes.

Laura graduated from the University of Nottingham (UK) and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn). She is admitted to the Singapore Bar and to the English Bar.

Matters of significance in which Laura has been involved in include acting for the following:

  • A main contractor in an ICC arbitration with the Employer over various claims including that for variations, extensions of time, prolongation costs and recovery of liquidated damages relating to a construction of a waste treatment project in the Middle East.
  • An owner and operator of a hydrogen and synthesis gas plant in an SIAC arbitration with its end user over a prolonged outage at the plant, and the transfer of the plant to the end user, including issues relating to the plant assets to be transferred.
  • A main contractor in an SIAC arbitration with its sub-contractor over various breaches of contract involving piling works relating to the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore.
  • A main contractor in a High Court suit against its sub-contractor for wrongful termination of the contract and consequential damages thereto.
  • A developer in an SIA arbitration against the main contractor for the construction of a mixed residential development in Singapore for various breaches of contract including issues relating to delay, disruption and defective works.
  • Main contractors and sub-contractors in various adjudications, both as claimant and respondent under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B).

Related Practices

  • Energy, Projects & Construction