YEO BOON TAT

Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Roll of Solicitors, England and Wales
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore

Contact Me
+65 6622 0204
boontat.yeo@quahewoo.com

Boon Tat focuses on dispute resolution in commercial litigation and regional arbitration work, with an emphasis on construction and engineering.

He is an experienced and well-regarded counsel who has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore courts, in arbitrations and adjudications.

Boon Tat has advised and represented clients on disputes relating to infrastructure projects, oil refineries, power and petrochemical plants, water treatment facilities, and commercial & residential developments in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. He has also represented clients on a variety of commercial disputes such as joint venture, technology and employment disputes.

His matters of significance include:-

Arbitration

  • Representing a consortium of international engineering and construction companies in a USD 400million claim in a SIAC arbitration arising out of the construction of a multi-billion USD oil refinery in Southeast Asia.
  • Representing a leading Southeast Asian engineering and construction company in a claim exceeding SGD 100million against a statutory body in a SIAC arbitration arising out of an underground expressway project in Singapore.
  • Representing a leading Southeast Asian engineering and construction company in a SGD 46million claim against a statutory body in a SIAC arbitration arising out of a public transportation infrastructure project in Singapore.
  • Representing an international contractor in the defence of a SGD 35million claim in a SIAC arbitration brought by a specialist sub-contractor arising out of the construction of an airport terminal in Singapore.
  • Representing a state petroleum corporation in the defence of a claim exceeding USD 20million in an ICC arbitration brought by a main contractor arising out of the construction of a petrochemical plant in Taiwan.
  • Representing the purchaser in a SGD 29million claim against the vendor in a SIAC arbitration for inter alia breach of warranties and misrepresentation arising out of the sale of a precise metal component manufacturing business.
  • Representing an international engineering and construction company in a USD 5.8million claim against a specialist sub-contractor in an arbitration arising out of a power plant project in Vietnam.

Court Litigation

  • Representing a specialist roofing contractor in a SGD 14million claim in the Singapore High Court against a supplier for breach of contract arising out of the construction of a multi-billion dollar Integrated Resort in Singapore.
  • Representing a GLC developer in the defence of a SGD 12million claim brought by a façade contractor in the Singapore High Court for breach of contract arising out of the construction of a major government project in Singapore.
  • Representing a sub-contractor in a SGD 2.8million claim in the Singapore High Court against a UAE entity in relation to the enforcement of a parent-company guarantee provided in an infrastructure project on Jurong Island, Singapore.
  • Representing contractors in the defence of prosecutions brought by regulatory authorities in relation to charges for statutory offences committed during the carrying out of construction works in Singapore.

In addition, Boon Tat also advises on non-contentious matters relating to building and construction projects. This includes advising on contract documentation, and tender documentation and process, and project risk management in the infrastructure sector.

MORE ABOUT YEO BOON TAT

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Council Member and Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, SOPA-Insolvency Law Reform Subcommittee

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering
  • Energy
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

YEO BOON TAT

DIRECTOR

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Roll of Solicitors, England and Wales
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore

Contact Me
+65 6622 0204
boontat.yeo@quahewoo.com

Boon Tat focuses on dispute resolution in commercial litigation and regional arbitration work, with an emphasis on construction and engineering.
He is an experienced and well-regarded counsel who has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore courts, in arbitrations and adjudications.

Boon Tat has advised and represented clients on disputes relating to infrastructure projects, oil refineries, power and petrochemical plants, water treatment facilities, and commercial & residential developments in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. He has also represented clients on a variety of commercial disputes such as joint venture, technology and employment disputes.

His matters of significance include:-

Arbitration

• Representing a consortium of international engineering and construction companies in a USD 400million claim in a SIAC arbitration arising out of the construction of a multi-billion USD oil refinery in Southeast Asia.
• Representing a leading Southeast Asian engineering and construction company in a claim exceeding SGD 100million against a statutory body in a SIAC arbitration arising out of an underground expressway project in Singapore.
• Representing a leading Southeast Asian engineering and construction company in a SGD 46million claim against a statutory body in a SIAC arbitration arising out of a public transportation infrastructure project in Singapore.
• Representing an international contractor in the defence of a SGD 35million claim in a SIAC arbitration brought by a specialist sub-contractor arising out of the construction of an airport terminal in Singapore.
• Representing a state petroleum corporation in the defence of a claim exceeding USD 20million in an ICC arbitration brought by a main contractor arising out of the construction of a petrochemical plant in Taiwan.
• Representing the purchaser in a SGD 29million claim against the vendor in a SIAC arbitration for inter alia breach of warranties and misrepresentation arising out of the sale of a precise metal component manufacturing business.
• Representing an international engineering and construction company in a USD 5.8million claim against a specialist sub-contractor in an arbitration arising out of a power plant project in Vietnam.

Court Litigation

• Representing a specialist roofing contractor in a SGD 14million claim in the Singapore High Court against a supplier for breach of contract arising out of the construction of a multi-billion dollar Integrated Resort in Singapore.
• Representing a GLC developer in the defence of a SGD 12million claim brought by a façade contractor in the Singapore High Court for breach of contract arising out of the construction of a major government project in Singapore.
• Representing a sub-contractor in a SGD 2.8million claim in the Singapore High Court against a UAE entity in relation to the enforcement of a parent-company guarantee provided in an infrastructure project on Jurong Island, Singapore.
• Representing contractors in the defence of prosecutions brought by regulatory authorities in relation to charges for statutory offences committed during the carrying out of construction works in Singapore.

In addition, Boon Tat also advises on non-contentious matters relating to building and construction projects. This includes advising on contract documentation, and tender documentation and process, and project risk management in the infrastructure sector.

MORE ABOUT YEO BOON TAT

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Council Member and Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, SOPA-Insolvency Law Reform Subcommittee

PRACTICE AREAS

  •  Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering
  •  Energy
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution