Dealing with Prolongation Claims from Client and Contractor’s Perspectives

22 March 2023

Brief details of the talk

Prolongation claims are common claims in HK construction industry, however, there are many disputes of the assessment of the prolongation claims which will worsen the contractual relationship and may lead to alternative dispute resolution which will increase the burden of the time and cost for both parties.

Kevin Lai and Vicky Fung will talk about their experience on the assessment of the prolongation claims from the client and contractor’s perspectives.

CPD Code:CPD20230322S
Organised by:Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
Date:22 March 2023 (Wednesday)
Time:7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:Online Media Platform - Zoom

Kevin Lai

  • BSc(Hons), LL.B., MSc, LL.M., MHKIS, MRICS, MHKIVM, MHKICAdj, RPS(QS), Accredited Adjudicator
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 16 years working experience in undertaking multi-faceted responsibilities in project management, contract administration, project planning, feasibility study, cost control and value management for various public and private projects (residential, luxury houses, hotels, offices, quarters, hospitals, laboratory, vehicle depot, police stations, fire station, logistic center, library, crematorium, flight simulator, primary school, university, Olympic equestrian venue, etc.).

Vicky Fung

  • MRICS, MHKICAdj, ACIArb, MSc (CPM), BSc (Hons), Accredited Adjudicator
  • Vicky is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 12 years’ pre and post contract experience and her skills include tender preparation, contract administration, cost reporting, and budget and claims management. Vicky provides specialist cost, procurement and contract advice on high-value and complex infrastructure and building projects including universities, a sports complex, residential housing, government and public buildings and a rail terminal. Vicky has provided the assistance to the named expert in the preparation of quantum expert reports of the Arbitration case in Hong Kong. Vicky is also involved in the preparation Mediation case in Hong Kong by supporting documents from the quantum and delay aspects.
Language:Cantonese supplemented by English
CPD Hour(s):1.5
Enrollment Fee:HKICM Member HK$ 150.00
Non-member HK$ 180.00
Deadline:15 March 2023 (Wednesday)

Important Notes:

  1. This is an online pre-registration only and the seat reserved will only be confirmed by an e-mail sent to the successful registrant in due course upon receipt of the registration fee.
  2. The talk will be conducted online via Zoom. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the meeting ID in due course to the online event . 
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Mr. Damon So

Partner in the Construction and Engineering Practice of the Hong Kong office of international law firm Hogan Lovells

– One of the few lawyers listed in the “Hall of Fame” (for Construction) of Legal 500, a leading legal directory in Hong Kong and recognised as a leading individual in various
authoritative legal directories.

– Qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer

– Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE) (Civil & Structural disciplines)

– Qualified as a solicitor

– Has undertaken a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction legal work in respect of both building and civil projects

– Including both pursuing and defending a number of professional negligence claims

– Acts as an arbitrator and has had substantial experience in other dispute resolution procedures including mediation

– HKMAAL Accredited Mediator and a Panel Mediator of HKIAC

– Has also spoken widely on topics relating to arbitration and construction legal issues. 

Dr Daron Leung

Dr. Daron LEUNG, Vice President of The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety & Health Association, Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health  Association, Principal Consultant of Occupational Safety & Health & Environmental Consulting Associate Ltd.

Mr Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung is a Solicitor Advocate. He is also a registered foreign lawyer of the
Singapore International Commercial Court. He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001. He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors, consultants and banks.

Over the years in his practice as a lawyer, he has been involved in many high profile construction projects, including the Hong Kong airport core project, the Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhui Bridge. He was involved in the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead found in Drinking Water in 2015/2016. He is recommended in the area of construction in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014 – 2021 editions) and acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in the area of construction in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014 – 2021 editions) and the exclusive winner of the “Construction” category in Hong Kong by the Client Choice Awards 2018 & 2021. He is also recognised as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer (2020 – 2021) and a Leading Front End Construction, Infrastructure & Projects Lawyer (2020) by Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong.

Joseph is the co-author of the Hong Kong version of one of the leading UK construction text “Emden’s Construction Law in Hong Kong”.