Harry Elias Partnership Enhances Construction and Engineering Practice with Partner Hire

Harry Elias Partnership Enhances Construction and Engineering Practice with Partner Hire
06 Oct 2020

Harry Elias Partnership has announced the appointment of Yvonne Foo as a partner in the Construction and Engineering practice.

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Yvonne has extensive experience in advising international, regional and local clients  on construction-related disputes relating to issues such as variations, claims for extensions of time, liquidated damages, termination, risk management and recently, COVID-related issues. A specialist in construction law, Yvonne has advised on a wide range of projects including transport and other public infrastructure projects, residential and commercial real estate and property projects, industrial treatment plants, oil and gas and other energy-related projects.

Yvonne regularly advises on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance matters. She is highly experienced in various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms including arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Yvonne is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and also an associate mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Prior to joining Harry Elias Partnership, Yvonne worked with another leading international firm, where she was involved in several prominent projects globally. She has practised in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. Yvonne currently advises on matters in Singapore, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Tan Chau Yee, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Yvonne, who adds a new dimension to our growing construction and engineering practice. Yvonne did her pupillage at Harry Elias Partnership and has since developed into a renowned practitioner who will help us deliver on our growth plan.”

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Fong, Managing Partner at Harry Elias Partnership said: “I join Chau Yee in welcoming Yvonne to the team. Yvonne’s appointment is an important step for our construction and engineering practice. It reinforces our reputation as one of the leading construction and engineering practices in Singapore and Southeast Asia.”

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno, at rickysoetikno@harryelias.com.