2010 was a strong year for Mallesons' Asia construction group with the team acting on a number of high profile matters in and outside the region, including advising on some of Hong Kong's most significant arbitrations. The group also continued to act for Chinese and international parties who chose Hong Kong as their neutral choice for a disputes forum.
Reputed for its strong cross-border expertise, the team's experience also extends to the Middle East where we have played a key role on some of Dubai's largest arbitrations.
Hong Kong's future in construction is bright, with the Government committed to new infrastructure. To keep up with the growing number of projects in Asia, Mallesons' construction team has appointed several new lawyers to its contentious practice that has been kept busy working on tender evaluations, risk assessments and contract drafting/negotiation in particular.
We follow our clients regardless of their location in the region. With over 20 years of on-the-ground experience in Asia, the team provides advice on all aspects of major building, engineering and infrastructure projects, and has acted on some of Asia’s and now the Middle East's largest projects including the Central Harbour Reclamation, Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong Disneyland, Major Tunnels and Roads, Taiwan High Speed Railway, North Luzon Expressway (Philippines), Bangkok Metro, new casinos in Macau and numerous power, gas and water projects.
Other recent deals for the group include acting for:
Boeing on the preparation of its tender conditions for the design and construction, design agreement, associated novation agreement and letters of intent for the development and expansion of the client’s existing aircraft production facility in China
Credit Suisse on the construction documents for its new Hong Kong tier 4 data centre
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited as project lawyers for the construction of a New Generation Data Centre
A major Australian contractor in an arbitration brought by its roads and paving subcontractor on a Philippines expressway project - so complicated are the issues that the sole arbitrator split the hearings into three
A major Chinese contractor regarding a residential development in Hong Kong in relation to its entitlement for extension of time and potential claim for setting time at large
A PRC law firm, representing their Chinese state owned client on an arbitration in Hong Kong and conducted in Chinese regarding the construction of power plants in Nigeria
An NGO on their appeal to the Town Planning Appeal Board for the redevelopment of their headquarters
An international JV on a major roads project in Hong Kong, now in mediation
A major US corporation and advising them in relation to the construction of its plant facilities in Shanghai
Jebel Ali arbitration, Dubai to appoint a 100% international tribunal of three arbitrators.