Security of Payment Provisions in Public Works Contracts – Are you prepared for the challenge in the new era?

2 December 2021
CPD Code:CPD20211202S
Organized:Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
Date:2 December 2021 (Thursday)
Time:7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue:Online Media Platform - Zoom

Mr Joseph Chung

  • HKICM Honorary Legal Advisor & Partner, Construction Department of Deacons

Mr Stanley Lo

  • Consultant, Construction Department of Deacons
Language:Cantonese supplemented by English
CPD Hour(s):1.5
Priority:HKICM Member; First-come, first-served
Enrollment Fee:Free-of-charge*
*If attendee wish to obtain CPD record,
each e-certificate charged $150 for member / $180 for non-member.
Deadline:30 November 2021 (Tuesday)
Register Link:Register

Program Highlights:

The Development Bureau issued a Technical Circular on 5 October 2021 on the Security of Payment for Public Works contracts. The Circular will affect tenders from:

  • Group B or C contractors on the List of Approved Contractors for Public Works as of 31 December 2021; and
  • other contractors on the List and Approved Suppliers of Materials and Specialist Contractors for Public Works as of 1 April 2022.

In this seminar, Joseph Chung and Stanley Lo will discuss:

  1. the present status of “pay when paid” provisions
  2. how this new arrangement will affect the construction industry,
  3. what new obligations will be imposed upon the parties; and Security of Payment Provisions in Public Works Contracts – Are you prepared for the challenge in the new era? Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (Incorporated with limited liability by guarantee) (“HKICM”)
  4. what parties should do to protect their rights under the contracts and subcontracts; and

In this seminar, Joseph and Stanley will also share some practical tips and tactics to avoid construction disputes and what the likely implications may be on consultants under the SOPL.

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 . 
  3. Information collected, including name, phone number, email address and postal address, will only be used for the purpose of processing booking or general enquires related to HKICM, and will be treated in confidence and not be disclosed to any other party. 
  4. HKICM reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in the case of any dispute.

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”.

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