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Grace Lu

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS Holborn Asia
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Chinese

Grace is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes team. She specialises in the avoidance, management and resolution of commercial disputes in the infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors, and has advised in relation to plant, infrastructure, and construction projects in Singapore, South-East Asia, South Korea, and the Maldives.

Grace has acted on a broad range of contentious issues for multinational companies, project owners, contractors, oilfield equipment and services companies, and design and professional services consultants. She has represented clients in proceedings before the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Singapore, and in local and international arbitrations including under International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) rules, among others. She also advises and represents clients in mediation and other alternate dispute resolution, and adjudication.

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Relevant experience

  • Singapore-listed developer in SIA arbitration in relation to disputes of delay, valuation, and defects arising from a resort project in the Maldives.
  • International EPC contractor in ICC arbitration, in relation to disputes of delay, variations, and defects arising from a combined cycle power plant project at Jurong Island, Singapore.
  • Oilfield services company in SIAC arbitration in relation to disputes arising from oil & gas manufacturing and supply contract.
  • Main contractor for disputes with subcontractor arising in relation to integrated healthcare and hospitality complex project in Singapore
  • Project management consultancy for disputes arising in relation to development, design, and construction of an integrated resort in South Korea.
  • International architectural firm for disputes in relation to development and design services for luxury hotel and resort projects in South-East Asia and Eastern Europe. 
  • Minority shareholder/director of a construction company in multiple minority oppression suits and professional negligence suit in the High Court relating to construction contracts with value of $120 million.
  • Applicants and respondents under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act adjudication regime. Notable matters include obtaining complete dismissal of $21 million claim on respondent’s behalf.
  • Contractor as bond procurer in injunction applications in the High Court to restrain developer’s call on unconditional performance bond, and in related disputes arising from construction contracts with value of $20 million.
  • Contractor as judgment creditor in multiple enforcement and setting aside proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal for recovery of adjudicated debt exceeding $1 million. 
  • Respondent in arbitral award in successfully resisting setting aside and leave to appeal applications in the High Court of Singapore.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore.
  • Member, Society of Construction Law Singapore.
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore.
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Education

  • 2013 - LLB, Hons, University College London, London.
  • 2008 - Bachelor of Social Science, Political Science, Hons, University Scholars Programme Senior Honour Roll, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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