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On 15 April 2020, the Singapore Mediation Centre (โSMCโ) enacted Supplementary Rules for Electronic Adjudication Lodgment to provide for:
- the electronic lodgment of documents;
- telegraphic transfer of fees;
- electronic service of documents; and
- adjudication conferences.
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Note: This is an update to our 7 April 2020 Alert.
On 3 April 2020, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) released an advisory to inform contractors that to reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19, all building work (except for essential works) are to cease from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, known as the Circuit Breaker Period.
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The global COVID-19 pandemic, and the response by the Singapore government will have important consequences for the construction industry. This article provides a summary of the current laws, our analysis of how it will affect industry players, and various legal and practical issues that may arise.
The government response is changing rapidly and we will update this article periodically to reflect the latest changes.
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