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 infrastructure project (valued in excess of S$500 million) in disputes involving variation claims and delay.
  • A main contractor of a project of nation-wide significance in a SIAC arbitration against its M&E sub-contractor for a claim of almost $35 million.
  • A main contractor in a SIAC arbitration against the developer of a retail and office tower involving issues of delay, variation claims and defective works.
  • 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.
  • A leading developer on the development of a commercial complex in Myanmar valued in excess of US$80 million.
  • The owner and operator of an aviation fuel tank storage facility on an airport terminal project involving the supply and transmission of aviation fuel.

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.