Seminars & Trainings


Claims Under the New FIDIC Suite of Contracts

On July 30, 2019


Claims under new FIDIC Contracts


Areas Covered

  • What are the main changes under the New FIDIC Red, Silver and Yellow Books?
  • Role of the Engineer
  • Notification of Claims
  • Determination of Claims
  • Variation Instructions in Writing
  • Dispute Adjudication / Avoidance Board (DAAB)


This half day seminar will be an interactive session facilitated by speakers who have in-depth knowledge and practical experience in the industry. Reference will be made to the New Red, Silver and Yellow FIDIC Books. The areas covered will provide the agenda for discussion and participants will be given the opportunity to ask their related questions to generate a lively discussion throughout the afternoon.


30 July 2019, Tuesday
Singapore Management University
Seminar Room 3.2
School of Accountancy
60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900



13:30 – 14:00: Registration
14:00 – 15:15: Session 1
15:15 – 15:45: Tea/Coffee
15:45 – 17:00: Session 2
17:00 – 17:30: Questions & Discussion
17:30: Close



S$188.00 per person. For registration of more than 10 pax, please call Fabian Lim for special rates at Tel: 65 6720 1325 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The fee includes tea / coffee break and seminar slides.



Andrew Merrilees is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 25 years’ experience on major international building and civil engineering projects in the UK, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and the Middle East. Andrew became a Practising Associate of the Academy of Experts in 2004 for the provision of expert services and holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law. Andrew’s dispute resolution experience includes the preparation and defence of notices of contractual claims, interim particulars and submission of full and detailed particulars under Government and private forms, for Extensions of Time and costs on behalf of contractors and employers. Andrew’s expert witness work includes assisting in the preparation of expert reports and independent opinions on quantum matters, including assisting in the preparation of expert reports to defend counterclaims. His experience also includes strategic advice and assistance in preparation for Adjudication, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings of disputes over costs and delays in contracts. Andrew is experienced in all aspects of senior contracts, claims and commercial management. He advises on contractual and commercial matters, contract strategy as well as contractual correspondence and position papers on contentious and non-contentious issues.


BEng (Hons), MSc, PGDip, FCIArb
Uma is an Associate Director of Charlton Martin Consultants Pte Ltd. She has 21 years of experience providing consultancy advice on different types of construction projects in Singapore, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Uma’s experience covers assessment of delay, forensic planning, project management, contractual advice, defending and settlement of claims and dispute resolution. She has undergone training in UK for Witness Examination and Report Writing and been appointed to provide independent Expert opinion on disputes relating to delay. She has also assisted experts in arbitration and adjudication proceedings for highway, petrochemical and building related projects. Uma has participated in a mediation in Singapore on a dispute pertaining to delays and damages arising from fit-out works. In recognition of her skills and forte in managing contractual and programming aspects of time-related claims, she was employed by Marina Bay Sands as Manager (Delay Analysis & Contracts) for its iconic project in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


CHARLTON MARTIN – Construction Contracts Consultants
Michael Charlton and Rodney Martin have worked together successfully for more than two decades, the majority of which have been as Chairman and CEO of the Charlton Martin Group. The Charlton Martin Group was established in 2007 with practices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They bring in excess of fifty years' experience of working in Asia Pacific. The Charlton Martin Group provides services to the construction industry on contractual matters and contract administration; claims preparation; training and seminars; mediation; adjudication and arbitration services; litigation support and expert witness services.


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