Meng Fai graduated from the National University of Malaysia in 2008 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in June 2009.

Meng Fai joined Belden in 2009 and later practised with Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP in the Infrastructure, Energy and Resources practice group from 2012-2015. In 2015, Meng Fai re-joined Belden and became a Partner of the firm.

The focus of Meng Fai’s practice is in the area of construction and engineering projects dispute resolution. Meng Fai also advises clients on industrial relations, insurance and commercial disputes.

Meng Fai has appeared in domestic and international arbitrations in Singapore and Malaysia and in various contractual and statutory compulsory adjudications. Meng Fai is well-versed with all domestic standard forms of contract as well as the international forms such as SIA and FIDIC.

His experience in arbitration of construction & engineering projects includes:-

  • International arbitration involving a mining contractor relating to pricing arrangements for a Life of Mine project.
  • International arbitration between a mining contractor and its employer in a dispute arising out of inaccurate geotechnical information.
  • International arbitration on disputes relating to the design and construction of double tracking railway project.
  • Construction of the largest trade and exhibition centre in Malaysia.
  • Disputes in the construction of a coal-fired power station project.
  • Shutting down of a polycarbonate factory.
  • Design and construction of electric transmission towers and stringing.
  • Design and construction of oil storage terminal.

His experience in adjudication of construction & engineering projects includes:-

  • Disputes between a developer of a mixed master development in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and a Korean multinational contractor.
  • Disputes between a master builder and their subcontractors.
  • Disputes between a UK-based upstream oil and gas multinational and its contractor.
  • Disputes between a Chinese multinational contractor and its subcontractors.
  • Disputes between a master builder and a statutory board on the construction of the latter’s headquarters.

Some of the training programs and industry talks Meng Fai has given include:-

  • ‘The Concept of Time At Large in a Construction Contract’ for the Construction Claims and CIPAA Conference Malaysia 2023.
  • ‘CIPAA 101’ for the CIPAA Claims and ADR Conference Sabah & Sarawak 2023.
  • ‘Disruption Costs - How to Claim?’ for AIAC’s CIPAA Conference 2022.
  • ‘Defending Against a CIPAA Claim’ for a listed property developer.
  • ‘Practical Tips & Must-Have Records for Contractors to Succeed in CIPAA’, in 2022.
  • ‘Effective Legal Opinion Writing’ for TNB 2023.
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