The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012 was implemented on 15 April 2014. It is a summary procedure to resolve payment disputes between contracting parties by providing temporary finality to payment disputes, thereby alleviating cash-flow predicaments which are prevalent in the construction industry. 

Under the statutory mechanism of CIPAA 2012, we represent clients in resolving payment disputes arising from various types of construction contracts involving projects catered to civil engineering works, oil and petrochemical work, water, gas and works relating to consultancy services such as architectural, feasibility studies, surveying and interior designing.

We have been involved in many large-scale building and infrastructure projects in Malaysia. This experience has equipped our team with the requisite in-depth knowledge to address our clients’ problems, in advising on complex and high-value projects. 

Notable briefs include:

  • Represented a sub-contractor in a contractual dispute arising from an oil / petroleum refinery project valued in excess of USD100 million.
  • Represented a main contractor in respect of a dispute involving civil foundation, road, drainage, paving and land scaping works for a power plant project worth approximately RM100 million.
  • Represented a main contractor in a dispute valued in excess of RM100 million arising from the maintenance, construction, and modification works (offshore and onshore) for structure and facilities of an oil field.
  • Represented a main contractor in a dispute involving a project worth in excess of RM300 million relating to the construction and development of a luxury residential area.
  • Represented an employer in a dispute relating to a project valued at RM514 million for the construction of a world-renowned hotel.

Contact Person

Balan Nair Thamodaran
Senior Associate
Reuben Raphael Joseph
Justin Yap Khai Wen