Code : 2021170
Event Name : “Security of Payment Provisions in Public Works Contracts” - A Prelude of SOPL. What you need to know and what you need to prepare?
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Kwok Kit CHEUNG, FHKIS

KK is a Partner in Deacons, the oldest law firm in Hong Kong (170 years). He is a Solicitor admitted in the High Court of Hong Kong SAR, a Fellow of HKIS and RICS. He has wide experience in dealing with a variety of private and government building projects in Hong Kong, some of which was gained when practising as a quantity surveyor. He also acts for developers, contractors and subcontractors in construction projects, in litigation, arbitration and mediation and undertakes general advisory work in relation to construction contracts in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. He also regularly acts as an arbitrator in various construction disputes.

Sr Stanley LO, FHKIS

Stanley is a Consultant in Deacons. He is a Solicitor admitted in the High Court of Hong Kong SAR, a Fellow of the HKIS, RICS and CIOB and an Accredited NEC4 Project Manager. He has over 35 years of experience serving the construction industry in Asia (Hong Kong, China, Macau, Philippines and Cambodia), Middle East (Kuwait and Abu Dhabi), Africa (Chad and Cameroon) and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). Stanley specializes in construction law, contract administration, project management, Public–Private Partnerships and resolution of construction disputes through mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
Event Date : 2021-11-04
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2021-11-02
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : QSD
Organizer : Quantity Surveying Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : HKIS QSD members; first-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Works Branch of Development Bureau issued a Technical Circular on 5 October 2021 on the Security of Payment for Public Works contracts. The Circular will affect tenders from:

  • Group B or C contractors on the List of Approved Contractors for Public Works (the “List”) as of 31 December 2021; and
  • other contractors on the List and Approved Suppliers of Materials and Specialist Contractors for Public Works as of 1 April 2022.

In this seminar, Sr KK Cheung and Sr Stanley Lo will discuss:

  1. the present status of “pay when paid” provision
  2. how this new arrangement will affect contractors,
  3. what new obligations will be imposed upon contractors;
  4. what contractors should do to protect their rights under the contracts and subcontracts; and
  5. how subcontracts should be amended to cope with this new arrangement.

In this seminar, Sr KK Cheung and Sr Stanley Lo will share their views on this new Technical Circular from perspectives of construction lawyer with quantity surveying backgrounds. They will also share some practical tips and tactics to avoid construction disputes and what the likely implications may be on consultants under the SOPL.

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the web link in due course to the online event.

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Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : Please refer to the remarks