IVAN LOO YEW FOOK Ivan Loo Yew Fook
Partner, Dispute Resolution Division
SKRINE


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  Overview  

Ivan Y. F. Loo graduated from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) in 1991 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1992. He is an Advocate and Solicitor and heads the Construction and Engineering Practice Group in Skrine.

Ivan has been engaged in a variety of commercial and civil cases. A significant portion of his practice involves the construction industry where he appears as lead counsel in arbitration, adjudication and litigation proceedings on construction related disputes.

Ivan also sits as arbitrator in both international and domestic arbitrations conducted under various rules of arbitration including KLRCA, SIAC, ICC, and UNCITRAL.

He also sits as adjudicator under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 and as mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre.

Ivan is also involved in reviewing, drafting and negotiating building and engineering contracts for the construction of buildings, factories, infrastructure works, plants, housing developments, and various other engineering and government projects using various contracting options including traditional procurement and turnkey contracts.

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice
Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction & Engineering, Contracts, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Defamation, Insurance, Real Estate Disputes, Mediation, Adjudication, Professional Liability/ Negligence, Tort

Professional Affiliations

  • President of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators.
  • Past President of the Society of Construction Law (Malaysia).
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
  • Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators.
  • Panel Arbitrator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
  • Panel Adjudicator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
  • Accredited Mediator, Malaysian Mediation Centre.
  • Committee Member, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council.
  • Panel Member, Disciplinary Committee Legal Profession Disciplinary Board.

Qualifications

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn, London
  • LLB (Hons) University of Bristol

  Experience  

Arbitration (international & Domestic)

  • Lead counsel for a major Government-Linked Company who was the employer in arbitration proceedings in a dispute against the main contractor concerning the construction of civil and cable works involving more than 220 contracts with an amount in dispute of more than RM100 million.
  • Lead counsel for a foreign client who was the main contractor in an ICC Arbitration with the seat of arbitration in Singapore in a dispute concerning the design and construction of a manufacturing facility in India with English law being the governing law of the contract.
  • Lead counsel for a foreign engineering consultancy in an SIAC Arbitration with the seat of arbitration in Singapore in a dispute concerning an engineering consultancy contract.
  • Lead counsel for the employer in arbitration proceedings under the KLRCA Rules in a dispute concerning a mixed development project in Johor Bahru with an amount in dispute of more than RM95 million
  • Lead counsel for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning the manufacturing and supply of concrete pre-cast elements for a major government housing project with an amount in dispute of more than RM33 million.
  • Lead counsel for the employer in arbitration proceedings under the PAM Rules in a dispute concerning a mixed development project in Selangor with an amount in dispute of more than RM120 million
  • Lead counsel for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings under the KLRCA Rules in a dispute concerning the construction of a major government building project with an amount in dispute of more than RM440 million.
  • Lead counsel for a foreign client who was the main contractor in an UNCITRAL arbitration in a dispute concerning a major mixed commercial development project in Kuala Lumpur with an amount in dispute of more than RM950 million.
  • Lead counsel for a developer in an arbitration proceeding against the landowner under the KLRCA Rules in a dispute concerning a Joint Development Agreement with an amount in dispute of more than RM30 million.
  • Lead counsel for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning the construction of a water treatment plant in East Malaysia based on a modified Public Works Department (PWD) contract with an amount in dispute of more than RM18 million.
  • Lead counsel for the employer in an UNCITRAL arbitration in a dispute concerning land reclamation works adopting the FIDIC Conditions of Contract with modifications/amendments with an amount in dispute of more than RM90 million.
  • Lead counsel for the main contractor in arbitration proceedings in a dispute concerning a Coal Fired Power Plant project in Malaysia with an amount in dispute of more than RM12 million.

Construction & Engineering (Non- Contentious)

  • Drafting an engineering services contract for a seawater desalination plant, sewage treatment plant, water reclamation plant and industrial wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Arabia.
  • Reviewing and amending the project management consultancy services agreement for the construction of a 31 storey office development.
  • Drafting an architectural consultancy services agreement for a project which involves the construction of a factory with a 3 storey office.
  • Reviewing amendments to the PAM Standard Agreement and Conditions of Building Contract (with quantities) 1998 for an international serviced residence owner-operator for the purpose of interior design fitting out services.
  • Drafting amendments to the PAM Standard Agreement and Conditions of Building Contract (without quantities) 1998 for the construction of a factory with a 3 storey office.
  • Drafting amendments to the JKR standard form of a design and build contract (rev 2007) for the construction of a manufacturing facility.
  • Drafting an agreement for the supply, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and training of an air conditioning system for a cleanroom at a research and development laboratory.
  • Drafting an agreement for the design, construction and commissioning of a cleanroom for a research and development laboratory.
  • Drafting an agreement for the supply, delivery, installation, testing, and commissioning and support services for a type of software for a telecommunications company.
  • Reviewing and amending a sale and purchase agreement for the sale of a piece of land and 25 storey office tower which was to be constructed on the said land.
  • Drafting a collaboration agreement between a company carrying out the business of marketing, supplying and distributing home automation, lighting control and architectural dimming solutions and a company that supplies light fittings to promote and market each respective company’s products.
  • Drafting of a concession agreement for the procurement of natural fertilizer plant on a BOOT basis.
  • Advising a statutory body on the procurement strategy in respect of its various commercial projects and assisting in the drafting of the tender and contract documents together with the guidance notes to the contract terms and the letters and notices required to be issued pursuant to the contract terms.
  • Drafting an agreement for the design, supply, construction and completion of the architectural, mechanical and electrical, landscape, civil and structural, land survey, building, sewerage and such other works in relation to a mixed development comprising inter alia retail shops, budget hotel, techno centre, college and service apartments.

Publications

Authored the following chapters/books:

  • Co-author of “Construction Adjudication in Malaysia” published by CCH Asia Pte Limited.
  • Co-author of “Country Handbook on Malaysia” published by Kluwer Law & Taxation Publishers

Delivered the following presentations/talks :-

  • Speaker at the Society of Construction Law Conference in Singapore in 2015 on the topic “Legal Avenues in Securing Cashflow”.
  • Speaker at a Construction Law seminar organised by Malaysian Current Law Journal in 2015 on adjudication and construction delays.
  • Speaker at an Adjudication Workshop organised by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration in 2015 on the topic: “Analysis of Judicial Decisions Relating to CIPAA”.
  • Chair of the Organising Committee of the International Construction Law Conference organised by the Society of Construction Law (Malaysia) in 2014.
  • Speaker at the International Arbitration Conference 2014 in Kuching, Sarawak organised by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
  • Speaker at the 2014 CIPAA Conference in Kuala Lumpur organised by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
  • Speaker at the International Arbitration Conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2013 on the topic: “Emerging Asian Arbitral Hubs“.
  • Panel member in a Mock Adjudication at a Seminar organised by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration in 2012.
  • Speaker at the International Construction Law Conference 2012 in Melbourne.
  • Tutor at the Adjudication Training Programme organised by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration in 2012 on the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012.
  • Chair of a Panel Discussion at the International Construction Law Conference 2010 in Hong Kong on the topic: “Procurement and Conditions of Contract”.
  • Speaker at the Malaysian Law Conference 2010 organized by the Malaysian Bar Council on the topic: “Managing Construction Disputes: An overview from Injunctions to Arbitrations”.
  • Speaker at Talk organized by the Chartered Institute of Builders on the topic: “Liquidated and Ascertained Damages in Construction Contracts”.
  • Speaker at Talk organised by the Society of Construction Law (KL & Selangor), Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysian Branch) on the topic: “Designer’s Liability in Construction Industry”.
  • Lecturer at Construction Contracts Course for the Judicial and Legal Training Institute of the Prime Minister’s Department in 2009 on the topic: “Principles of Construction Contracts”.
  • Speaker at the KLRCA 30th Anniversary Conference organised by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration in 2008 on the topic: “Special Challenges facing Malaysian Companies operating in Developing Countries, and Malaysia as a Neutral Venue for Low Costs Arbitrations”.
  • Speaker at the Regional Arbitration Conference organised by the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators on the topic: “Challenges in Cross Border Arbitrations. Comity, Culture, Law”.
  • Lecturer at Construction Contracts Course for the Judicial and Legal Training Institute of the Prime Minister’s Department in 2008 on the topic: “Principles of Construction Contracts”.
  • Lecturer at an International Arbitration Course for the Judicial and Legal Training Institute of the Prime Minister’s Department in 2007 on the topic: “International Arbitral Awards”.
  • Speaker at Conference organised by International Quality & Productivity Centre on Contract Risk Management in Upstream Oil & Gas 2006 on the topic: “Preventing unnecessary disputes with effective contract drafting for trans-national projects”.
  • Speaker at Lecture organised by Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association on the topic: “Malaysian Arbitration Act 2005 on International Commercial Arbitration”.

 
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