Lesley FU is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice. She is an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Her areas of practice encompass dispute resolution as well as drafting and advisory work, with a focus on infrastructure, construction & engineering matters. She has acted for and advised developers, contractors and consultants in matters relating to hospitals, airport terminals, hotels, casinos, office buildings and residential developments.

Lesley has acted in a diverse range of commercial disputes in the Singapore courts (including the High Court and Court of Appeal), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Singapore Mediation Centre, as well as numerous adjudications under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B).

She has also been actively involved in drafting, reviewing and advising on various bespoke and standard form construction contracts (including SIA, PSSCOC, REDAS and FIDIC), consultancy agreements, bonds and guarantees. Her disputes experience, together with her keen commercial perspective, put her in good stead to balance clients’ legal risks against commercial priorities.

Lesley was privileged to have been placed in a 3-month secondment to a leading barristers' chambers in the United Kingdom specialising in construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy disputes, where she gained significant exposure to high value international arbitration work and disputes before the English courts.

Lesley graduated from Singapore Management University in 2011. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2012.

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

  • A ministry of the Singapore government in a public hospital project (valued in excess of S$640 million) in a dispute exceeding S$150 million involving variation claims, delay and loss & expense.
  • A main contractor in a SIAC arbitration against the developer of a retail and office tower involving issues of delay, prolongation costs, variation claims and defective works. Lesley acted as lead counsel for the issues involving variation claims and defective works.
  • A Thai joint venture company comprising a wholly owned subsidiary of a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in international arbitration proceedings (under the auspices of ICC arbitration rules) in respect of the construction of a Waste-to-Energy power plant (with a project value of approximately THB$1.8 billion). The claims in the arbitration involve thorny issues surrounding delay, disruption, loss & expense, variations and defects.
  • A main contractor on a project involving the development and construction of an integrated lifestyle and community hub (including review of contract documentation, guarantees and correspondence) from contract inception to completion stage.
  • The main contractor to the Changi Airport Terminal 4 project in a SIAC arbitration against its ACMV subcontractor pertaining to a S$35 million dispute concerning issues of wrongful termination, variations and delay.
  • Traders Square Company Ltd. (a Myanmar-incorporated subsidiary of Shangri-La Asia Ltd.) on an US$84 million project involving the construction of a 23-storey Traders Square office tower at the junction of Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon, Myanmar.

Related Practices

  • Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering
  • Lesley has contributed as an author to the Lexis Practical Guidance online tool developed to aid legal practitioners and professionals.