Legal issues and disputes may arise in all forms of businesses - this applies whether you are an owner of a well-established business entity, a start-up or an entrepreneur. Disputes, including employment and contractual disputes, can arise in the course of your business and take away your much-needed attention from the profitable aspects of your business. Our team of experienced dispute resolution lawyers can help you navigate the litigation or arbitration process and minimize the risks and exposure of such disputes which may arise.
We specialize in construction and commercial litigation and arbitration. Disputes such as payment disputes, delays in construction, defects, defective goods, or shareholder or other commercial disputes may arise in the course of your business. We understand the complexities of the legal landscape and provide tailored legal advice to help our clients achieve their business objectives.
If you are facing legal disputes, we can assist to help you overcome legal obstacles and achieve success in your business endeavours.
MPLC has extensive experience and expertise in both litigation and arbitration work. In litigation, our lawyers have acted for clients in a wide variety of cases before the High Court, as well as the Court of Appeal. In arbitration, our lawyers have acted for clients in SIAC, SIA and ICC proceedings, involving varied subject matter.
However, the primary focus of MPLC's practice in dispute resolution is in building construction litigation, arbitration and adjudication.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Building and construction disputes can arise from various issues such as, defects in construction, payment disputes, delays in construction, claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act and contractual disputes. We have acted for developers, main-contractors and sub-contractors and worked with delay and quantum experts. We pride ourselves in understanding the intricacies of construction projects and the various trades of contractors involved in construction projects.
Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
There are numerous types of commercial disputes from business transactions. Common types of commercial disputes include contractual disputes, debt recovery and employment disputes. We have represented clients in a wide range of disputes, including those involving the sale of goods, intellectual property disputes, corporate and shareholder disputes, general contract and negligence claims. Our experience in arbitration also includes ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations such as the ICC and the SIAC.
Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act
The BMSMA governs the maintenance and management of strata-titled properties. Various issues arise from this, such as the management and maintenance of common property and compliance with the BMSMA and its regulations. We have represented various Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) and subsidiary proprietors. Our experience involved rendering advice to the MC on regulatory matters such as the conduct of general meetings, representing our clients before the Strata Titles Board (STB), defamation disputes and disputes involving building defects.
Insolvency and Restructuring
Our experience ranges from winding-up companies and applications for the restructuring of companies which are in distress. We have advised on and negotiated restructuring plans, represented our clients in insolvency proceedings, advised on corporate and personal insolvency matters and facilitated debt restructuring matters.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dispute Resolution
A dispute resolution lawyer can protect your rights and interests, provide legal expertise, manage legal risks and advocate for you in legal proceedings. At MPLC, we provide personalized and strategic legal services to help our client achieve their legal objectives and we are committed to providing the highest level of professional service and support.
Litigation and arbitration are 2 different ways to resolve legal disputes. Litigation involves commencing a legal action in court where a judge will make a decision based on the evidence and arguments presented by the parties. Arbitration is a private and confidential process where the parties agree to have a neutral third party, called an arbitrator, to hear the case and make a decision. Our dispute resolution lawyers are experienced in both litigation and arbitration, and we have represented clients in international arbitrations.
The timeline for resolving a dispute case depends on several factors, such as the complexity of the case, the legal issues involved, and the parties’ willingness to cooperate and negotiate. In addition, mediation is also an alternative form of dispute resolution which are encouraged by the Courts, which may shorten the time required to achieve a resolution if the parties involved are able to reach an agreement to resolve the dispute. While we strive to resolve our clients' cases as efficiently and effectively as possible, it's difficult to provide an exact timeline for dispute resolution. Our team of lawyers at MPLC provide regular updates on the progress of your case and will keep you informed at every step of the way.
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