Hong Kong - Practical Means and Approaches for Engineers to Avoid and Resolve Contractual Disputes
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 Export to Your Calendar 14/10/2020
When: 14 October 2020
19:00 - 20:30
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Everglory Centre Seminar Room
1/F, Everglory Centre
1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Contact: Mable Hung
3915 7510

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This CPD seminar will cover the following: 


The construction industry may arguably be one of the most conflict-prone and litigation-prone industries.

This is perhaps due to the large contract sums and cut-throat competitions during tender in which contractors may have to commit to extremely low tender prices and sometimes below cost to win or to “buy” the projects with the mere hope of bagging some “windfall” returns to recuperate some tender losses.

Another possible reason leading to the dispute-prone characteristic of construction industry may be due to the insufficient time allocated to consultants, engineers and architects to prepare and complete their tender designs and tender documents thereby resulting in certain deficiencies in the tender documents which transpire into contractual grounds for claims. Sometimes, tender documents are prepared when the architect’s or the engineer’s designs are only 60% to 80% complete.

Under these circumstances, how may an engineer use practical means to avoid and/or resolve contractual disputes? What can be done to preserve a harmonious working relationship with the various stakeholders in a construction project? What can be done to amicably resolve construction disputes? When all practical measures to resolve disputes have been exhausted, what adversarial dispute resolution protocols are available to resolve the disputes? 
The Hong Kong Government has been promoting a “partnering” type of construction contract known as the New Engineering Contract (NEC) since mid-2000. What is the NEC contract? Why is it called “New” engineering contract? Why is it widely adopted in Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand?

Speaker Profiles

 Mr Stanley Lo, Consultant - Deacons

Stanley is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Chartered Construction Manager, an Accredited NEC4 Project Manager and a Solicitor admitted in the High Court of Hong Kong SAR.

He has over 35 years of experience serving the construction industry and has worked for reputable developers, consultants and contractors on building, heavy civil engineering, railway and other infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, Macau, China, the Middle East and Australia.

Stanley specialises in construction law, contract administration, project management, tendering strategies, Public–Private Partnerships and resolution of construction disputes through mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Stanley also advises on the use of NEC contracts.


Mr Justin Yuen, Partner - Deacons

Justin has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. Specialising in construction, he advises on a wide variety of private and government construction projects in Hong Kong and Macau. Justin‘s clients include the government, developers and contractors, and he advises on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Apart from construction, Justin also has substantial experience in handling cross-border dispute resolution.

Justin is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences and seminars on construction topics.


CPD: 1.5 hours

Language:  English

How to Book

If you would like to book a place on this CPD event, please click here.

35 places are available on a first-come first-served basis.


HK$120 for CABE members, HK$150 for non-members.

Priority will be given to CABE members.

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Refund/Cancellation Policy

No refunds or cancellations will be entertained after the seminar application is processed. 

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