Kelvin’s areas of practice encompass various aspects of commercial disputes, both in litigation and international arbitration. These matters include JV-related disputes, directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and various property related issues. The cross-border nature of his work often necessitates travel to other jurisdictions like Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Kelvin is also listed as a key lawyer in leading legal publications both in the field of construction and international arbitration.
As part of his construction practice, Kelvin frequently advises on large scale infrastructural and engineering disputes. In particular, he has acted for a government-linked entity in $100 million dispute over the construction and operation of a coal fired power plant; and for a multinational contractor in contentious proceedings before a FIDIC appointed dispute adjudication board in claims of over S$120 million arising from the construction of a hydro-electric power plant. Both matters deal with complex issues of delay, acceleration and defect rectification.
Locally, Kelvin acts for publicly-listed developers and owners in various disputes over the construction and design of commercial and infrastructure developments in Singapore. He has also advised a number of Singaporean statutory boards on a variety of construction claims against contractors and sub-contractors. He often prosecutes and defends substantial claims in construction adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B).
Kelvin also acts for employers in various employment disputes, fraud/corruption investigations and has experience in dealing with high profile white collar criminal matters. In 2015, Kelvin acted as amicus curiae in a criminal matter concerning offences under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap 289) before a Court of three Judges under the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme.
Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (First Class Honours) degree in 2008. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2009 and the New York State Bar in 2012. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Kelvin is recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law and is an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.