Don represents and advises clients in adjudication, arbitration and litigation matters, with a particular focus on construction and engineering, infrastructure, telecommunications and projects disputes (both globally and in South East Asia).
He has acted in a number of high value arbitrations concerning construction, technology and telecommunications projects outside of Singapore involving legally and technically complex areas such as delay analysis, variations, defective technology, force majeure relief and termination events.
In recent years, Don’s focus has been on the international arbitration and international projects disputes space, and he has developed particular expertise in disputes concerning FIDIC-based contract forms.
Alongside his disputes practice, Don has an established front-end practice involving the drafting of construction, IT and telecommunications contracts and advising on operational issues in long term technology contracts.
The following are some of the notable matters which Don has handled:
Construction & Engineering
- Represented a Liechtenstein contractor in two UNCITRAL arbitrations against the Government of the Maldives for claims of US$155 million in damages for wrongful terminations and expropriation of land granted in connection with Public-Private-Partnership projects for construction of public housing units and other public infrastructure
- Representing a Korean multinational conglomerate in an UNCITRAL 2010 arbitration against an Indian state-owned company over claims amounting to US$210 million arising out of the construction of a High Density Polyethylene petrochemicals plant at Gujarat, India
- Represented a Vietnamese government-linked employer in its dispute with the EPC contractor consortium in a US$160 million VIAC-administered arbitration in respect of the design and construction of the headrace tunnel for a hydropower plant project in Upper Kon Tum, Vietnam