Successful construction companies have traditionally relied primarily on personal relationships/ recommendations, professional networks, and word-of-mouth referrals to gain new business opportunities. While this is still important, more and more companies in the construction industry are now including inbound into their marketing strategy. In the United States, a survey by the Construction Marketing Association found that…

By Tommy Wong Benchmark Litigation is a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. On 4.5.2020, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific released its ranking for 2020, and MahWengKwai & Associates is pleased to announce that we have been ranked on Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 on the following practice areas: Commercial and Transactions: Tier 4…

MahWengKwai & Associates’ Online Talks are presented by video conference to inculcate knowledge and awareness for our clients, potential clients and in-house counsel.  On 27 April 2020, our Senior Associate, Cassandra Nicole Thomazios together with Associate, Tommy Wong, from the firm’s Corporate Department spoke on “Dealing with the Impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO)…

Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am  Resolving Construction Disputes after the MCO About this talk New construction disputes are likely to arise and on-going disputes are likely to worsen from the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO). It is thus important that contractors prepare themselves for the issues and dispute resolution process that…

What is a Boilerplate clause? “Boilerplate” is a term used to describe clauses that are usually found at the beginning and end of most corporate legal agreements or contracts which deal with the mechanics of legal points that are relevant to the transaction. Boilerplate clauses are predominantly standard and often viewed as miscellaneous provisions in…

By Cassandra Thomazios On 12.12.2019, Asia Law Portal issued an article titled “Legal Experts Predict 2020 Trends in Asia Pacific Region Infrastructure Development” which featured comments from leading infrastructure lawyers from Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Japan. The article addresses predictions on significant trends in the Asia-Pacific region on infrastructure developments in…

by Raymond Mah Introduction (1) Performance bonds and bank guarantees are commonplace in the Malaysian construction industry. Construction contracts often require a contractor to take out a performance bond, typically in the form of a bank guarantee which can be called upon by the employer to a specified maximum limit in the event of the…

The consistent growth of the construction industry in the past few years driven mainly by government projects as part of the Economic Transformation Programme (“ETP”), has continued to rise to many construction-related disputes. Some problems in the construction industry include speculative development without sufficient financial capital, the extensive period of time and the high cost…