Construction & Infrastructure Newsletter

Statutory Adjudication in Thailand - A step towards maintaining the cash-flow of contractors during the construction of projects

Construction & Infrastructure Newsletter

In Thailand, a draft Act on Settlement of Disputes regarding Payment in Construction Contracts  (the “Draft Act”) which features a statutory adjudication process for construction disputes  has been prepared by the Thailand Arbitration Center (“THAC”) and has been submitted to the Ministry of Justice of Thailand (“MOJ”) for their deliberation.  Statutory adjudication regimes exist in several other countries, notable of which are the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Ireland. If enacted, the Draft Act is likely to be the first statutory adjudication legislation in Civil Law jurisdictions.This newsletter will analyse key aspects of the Draft Act. The proposed Thai statutory adjudication regime, similar to statutory adjudication regimes abroad, aims to ensure cash flow of contractors (including subcontractors)...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

*This article is also available in Japanese.

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