Dentons Rodyk is the oldest law firm in Singapore, trusted since 1861 by clients near and far. Rely on our full service capabilities to help you achieve your business goals in Singapore and throughout Asia. Consistently ranked in leading publications, our legal teams regularly represent a diverse clientele in a broad spectrum of industries and businesses.

Our Construction Practice advises clients in construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. Our team regularly advises and acts for clients in structuring projects, procurement, tendering, contract documentation and provides advice on environmental, land and building control laws.

You will be supported by an experienced team during every step of the process, with legal counsel and advisory services from the inception and structuring of projects to contract administration and dispute resolution, including contract drafting for various procurement methods and consultants' agreements, as well as advice pertaining to environmental, land and building control laws.

Benefit from a team comprised of practitioners with a sound legal and commercial understanding of the various complex issues involved in building and construction projects who have distinguished themselves in their successful handling of significant high profile cases, including the inquiry into Singapore's Nicoll Highway collapse.

The team has also distinguished itself in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Notably, our team successfully argued the CWT case in which the FIDIC dispute resolution clauses were examined by the Court of Appeal and a landmark decision on interpretation of the FIDIC dispute resolution provisions was delivered by the Court.

Our expertise includes:

  • Drafting contract and tender documentation
  • Contract administration and risk management
  • Procurement
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory advice

The team has advised on many aspects of engineering and construction and international projects including:

  • Hospitals
  • Rail systems
  • Schools, polytechnics and universities
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Energy, chemical, water, aviation and other industrial plants
  • Specialist works including foundation works, earth improvement and land reclamation, lifts, electrical
  • Installations, external claddings
  • International construction projects
  • Offshore Oil & Gas projects

Our team of around 200 lawyers can help you complete a deal, resolve a dispute or solve your business challenge in other key practice and industry areas, including:

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Islamic Finance
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Tax
  • Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation
  • Trade, WTO and Customs
  • Transportation
  • White Collar and Government Investigations

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Tel: (65) 6225 2626
Fax: (65) 6225 1838

Philip Jeyaretnam SC

Philip Jeyaretnam, SC
Senior Partner


Harvard Law School, 1991, Visiting Fulbright Fellow
Cambridge University, 1986, M.A. (Double First Class Honours), Law

Bar Admission:
Barrister-at-Law, Gray's Inn, 1987
Door Tenant at 11 King & Bench Walk, Temple, London, 1988
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 1988

Philip is the global-vice chair and ASEAN chief executive officer at Dentons. A leading commercial litigator and international arbitration counsel in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution and the Arbitration groups, Philip was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2003 at the early age of 38 and is named in all the major legal publications as an expert in arbitration, construction law and litigation. He is currently Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, the world's first integrated dispute resolution venue and is on the Public Service Commission, the constitutional body that oversees the civil service in Singapore. He is also on the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, which advises the President of Singapore under the equality provisions of the Constitution.

Areas of Practice:

Philip's active international arbitration practice as counsel spans investments and projects across Asia, and he has represented clients in arbitration proceedings in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, London, Zurich and Brunei. He is particularly experienced in disputes of two kinds, namely disputes involving difficult technical issues and disputes involving complex financial structuring.

Paul Wong

Paul Wong
Senior Partner


National University of Singapore, 1991, LLB (Hons)

Bar Admission:
Advocate & Solicitor, Malaysia, 1998
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 1992

Paul Wong is a partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Arbitration practice.

Areas of Practice:

Paul's practice includes construction, banking, insolvency and general commercial litigation. He has acted as counsel in numerous construction disputes, both in arbitration and litigation, with a specific emphasis on engineering related issues. Notably, he was one of the counsel acting for the main contractor of Circle Line Contract C824, the main potential defendant in the inquiry into the collapse of Singapore's Nicoll Highway on April 20, 2004. His clients include developers, quantity surveyors, architects, contractors and subcontractors.

Kirindeep Singh

Kirindeep Singh
Senior Partner


Keble College, University of Oxford, 1997, BCL
University of Leeds, 1995, LLB (Hons)

Bar Admission:
Barrister at Law, Middle Temple, 1996
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 1998

Kirindeep Singh is a senior partner in our Litigation & Arbitration Practice. Kirin is a contributor to the Singapore Precedents of Pleadings and speaks on a regular basis at various arbitration and construction and engineering conferences in Singapore and overseas. His teaching and training experience includes being an Associate Lecturer for Construction Law, Bachelor of Building and Project Management Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), teacher and trainer for the Law Society of Singapore’s SILE Advocacy Course and tutor for the National University of Singapore's Trial Advocacy Course.

Areas of Practice:

Kirin's primary practice areas are construction and engineering, energy, arbitration, general civil and commercial litigation and anti-bribery and anti-corruption. In construction and engineering, Kirin has been involved in numerous disputes in adjudication, disputes boards (DABs), arbitration and litigation, both as counsel as well as adjudicator and arbitrator. He represents owners, developers, consultants, and contractors in construction and engineering disputes under standard form and bespoke contracts. In addition, Kirin has been involved in the drafting of various construction and engineering contracts, EPC Contracts pertaining to the Oil & Gas industry, and has often advised on project planning and risk management issues from inception to completion of the project.


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