Malaysia has a long history of payment disputes in the construction industry. Statistics have shown that 50% of construction projects experience various payment issues such as under payment or non-payment since construction is an industry that requires a significant amount of short term liquidity. This has led to the delay of the completion of numerous building projects in Malaysia.
To alleviate this problem, the Malaysian government enacted the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA). The advantages of CIPAA are that it is a legislation that provides a speedy, timely and cost effective dispute resolution mechanism for payment disputes in the construction industry.
We have acted clients on pursuing construction contract payment disputes via CIPAA adjudication since its enforcement on 15 April 2014 as well as disputes in other areas of Construction Law not specifically covered by the Act.
Construction Advisory & Drafting
In essence, construction law deals primarily with building construction and engineering. However, at Shelley Yap, We understand that construction law in practice covers a lot more than just construction and engineering as there are many more participants involved such as financial institutions, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, planners etc., each with different role to play.
Our diverse team is experienced in handling a wide spectrum of construction matters. From drafting contract agreements, consortium or joint venture agreements to dispute resolution via litigation, arbitration or adjudication via the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA), we are able to advise our clients on all aspects of construction matters.