Contract Dispute Resolutions

Mercure Hote Bugis, Singapore
4th November 2016

What happens when a contract is breached? How do you resolve the dispute with minimum cost and minimal disruption to your company and your project? What are the different forms of resolving the conflict?

Lawsuits can be very costly in terms of money, time spent and personnel resigning. Improperly handled dispute resolution can also cause a company or project to fail while resources are spent fighting in the courtroom. This should not be the case.

This masterclass was specially designed to prepare management and executives to NAVIGATE the perils of a CONTRACTUAL DISPUTE from the start to the end. The course is conducted by a very experienced senior litigator and contractual dispute specialist who will offer a step-by-step practical guide to ensuring that contractual disputes are resolved with maximum effectiveness and minimum cost.

Course Outline
  • Discussion on standard commercial terms
    • Discussion on standard terms common in commercial transactions
      • What each of these clauses mean
      • When to include and when to exclude each of these clauses
    • How to use the contract to minimize exposure and loss through the breach of other party
      • Crafting clauses to settle disputes and deadlocks within a maximum of three months
      • Clauses to regain control of project and/or company in event of breach
      • Clauses to continue project and business, and retain resources, during management dispute
    • How to minimize litigation through the use of self-help clauses
      • What are the common and less common self-help clauses and mechanisms available?
  • Overview of litigation, arbitration and alternative forms of dispute resolution
    • Chronology and overview of the litigation system in the Singapore Courts
      • Different methods of debt recovery and enforcement
      • What are Writs of Possession, Writs of Seizure & Sale, Examination of Judgement Debtors, Garnishee applications and other forms of enforcement
      • What are injunctions and other forms of interim relief
    •  The advantages and disadvantages of arbitration vs litigation
      • Enforcing an arbitral award
    •  Exploring the different mediation processes common in Singapore
      • Case Study : Singapore Mediation Centre facilitated mediations
      • How to best prepare for mediation sessions, including preparation of mediation summaries, bundles of documents and other necessary material


About the Instructor:

lim ker sheonLim Ker Sheon heads the Construction Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group of the firm and is also the co-head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group. Ker Sheon joined Characterist LLC as a Director on 1 April 2008 having previously practiced with the firms of Messrs Derrick Ravi Partnership (now Straits Law Practice LLC) and Asia Law Corporation. Ker Sheon also branched outside the legal profession into the areas of IT and Business Development Consulting in Singapore and China for a period of about 2 years. Ker Sheon has acted as legal counsel on corporate and litigation matters for Statutory Boards, Quasi-Government Institutions, hospitals, and for both MNCs and SMEs in the construction, IT, education, logistics and retail industries. Ker Sheon also serves with various charities, including the Management Board of the AG Home (a Home for teenage girls in crisis) and BLC Community Services. Ker Sheon teaches law on a part-time basis with the PSB Academy (undergraduate engineering courses). Ker Sheon has previously served in various capacities in committees (including as Vice-Chairman of the Small Law Firms Committee) both with the Singapore Law Society and Singapore Academy of Law. Ker Sheon’s primary areas of practice are in construction and commercial litigation, as well as in corporate law and IT-corporate law. In his former capacity, Ker Sheon acts frequently in multi-million dollar shareholder disputes and construction disputes in Court and in arbitration, and is known for a pragmatic, cost-effective and problem-solving approach to dispute resolution. Ker Sheon has also acted for clients in various landmark SOP adjudication cases. Wearing the hat of the co-head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group, Ker Sheon advises corporate clients on Mergers and Acquisitions, local and international Franchising, legal and operational aspects of product development (including Intellectual Property rights, efficacy and costs), drafting of commercial contracts, drafting of tenancy agreements and renewals, drafting and/or reviewing standard form Purchase Orders, Invoices, Terms and Conditions of Sale. Ker Sheon is also involved in criminal law, mediation, dispute resolution and debt negotiation and management. Ker Sheon has been involved with cases as diverse as the defence and acquittal of clients involved in wildlife smuggling, cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions and setting up local and overseas franchise.

Early Bird: SGD 805
Standard Rate : SGD 895
Group Rate: 1 Free Registration with group of 3 or more

  • Only 1 discount rate applies.
  • All fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • The program fee is inclusive of lunch, 2 refreshment breaks and all workshop materials.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to your company upon receipt of full payment.
  • All participants who complete the program will receive a Certificate.
  • Singapore-incorporated companies can enjoy up to 400% tax deduction or 40% cash payout under the IRAS PIC scheme for training of employees. For more information, please visit:
  • No cancellation will be allowed upon payment, but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is allowed. No refund and full fees will be charged for cancellation or non-attendance.
  • When a course is cancelled, fail to commence or fail to complete under unforeseen circumstances, participant is allowed to defer the intake at no cost or withdraw from the course; under such situation, a full refund of the advance payment will be given.
  • Notice of change in participant’s name must be given in writing, not less than 5 days before the course commencement date.
  • APIC reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof.


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