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Limits to Adjudicators’ Powers

Our Tasha Lim discusses the High Court’s decision in Cescon Engineers Sdn Bhd v Pesat Bumi Sdn Bhd and another case [2022] 9 MLJ 79 with respect to adjudicators’ powers. Introduction Adjudicators are granted wide discretionary powers under section 25 of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA). The High Court recently discussed…

Construction contracts: no relief against government under section 7 of Covid-19 Act

Our Foo Joon Liang and Benjamin Kho explore whether Section 7 of the Covid 19 Act shields construction industry players in their contractual dealings with the government amid the covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 Act(1) continues to raise riveting legal issues in the Malaysian courts. In SN Akmida Holdings Sdn Bhd v Kerajaan Malaysia,(2) a Malaysian high court was…

Restricted from counterclaiming based on adjudication decision?

Our Foo Joon Liang and Tasha Lim Yi Chien explore whether parties are restricted from counterclaiming based on the adjudication decision awarded against them. Introduction It is common for parties to refer their construction disputes to adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA). However, in a situation where one half of the…

Unravelling validity of tenancy agreement that contravenes land’s express condition

Our Tan Min Lee and Lee Hui Juan discuss the Federal Court’s decision in Singma Sawmill Co Sdn Bhd v Asian Holdings (Industrialised Buildings) Sdn Bhd. In Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Cheng Pow v Bellajade Sdn Bhd & Another Appeal,(1) the key issue was whether a tenancy for the commercial use of land, where the express condition was…

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