Project reboot: Addressing issues around restarting suspended projects

Event Details
Date & Time
22 March 2022 16:00 - 17:30

Virtual, JST hours



HKA and OCAJI would like to invite you to join us for a seminar on issues arising from project stoppage or suspension. During the seminar, our speakers will discuss project stoppage or suspension from a contractual and commercial damages perspective. Each construction project brings its own unique risks and challenges. Our speakers will share from their experience and answer frequently asked questions on what a contractor should expect and prepare for when restarting a suspended project.

Our expert speakers will cover the following key topics including tips and examples:
• Contractual and commercial issues to consider in relation to project suspension
• Measuring consequential losses

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This seminar will be delivered via GoToWebinar. Cameras and microphones will be turned off however questions can be put forward to the speakers using the Q&A function. Should you have any questions on the seminar topic or registration, please contact


Benjamin Highfield
Partner and Head of Asia, HKA

Benjamin Highfield is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a claims and disputes specialist at HKA. He has more than 15 years’ major project experience in the construction industry, spanning buildings, transportation infrastructure, oil and gas, power and water markets. Additionally, he regularly advises clients on commercial and contractual matters, as well as claims management and dispute resolution.

Benjamin has led teams on multiple oil and gas, water and power projects and has negotiated high value settlements with major governmental organisations. With his extensive experience of many of the major standard forms of contract, he has been employed by government bodies and large private companies to advise on a range of broad and diverse matters.

Benjamin is an experienced delay and quantum analyst and has prepared multiple claims for extension of time, disruption, prolongation and acceleration. He has drafted detailed contractual arguments for disputed variations, termination, suspension and arbitration amongst others. He is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Hamish Egan
Associate Director, Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages, HKA

Hamish Egan is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder with more than 15 years of experience including forensic accounting, business valuation, audit and corporate finance.

Hamish specialises in forensic accounting on complex contentious matters and has been appointed as an expert forensic accounting witness, acting as an expert on a matter with disputed values of up to US$125 million. He has worked across multiple forums ranging from international arbitration and court litigation, to mediation.

Based in Singapore for almost a decade, Hamish’s forensic accounting experience includes business valuations, arising from shareholder, M&A and post-acquisition disputes; estimation of loss of profits, arising from alleged breaches of contracts, agreements and insured events; and the analysis of complex accounting information.

Hamish has worked across various sectors including oil and gas, energy, mining, financial services, manufacturing, food, and services; with clients or assets in jurisdictions across Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Vietnam and Thailand. He also worked for the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, where he was involved in developing the firm-wide valuation policy and reviewing the valuations of private equity investments.

Hamish holds a degree in economics and finance and a diploma in accounting. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Singapore as well as the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Event Details
Date & Time
22 March 2022 16:00 - 17:30

Virtual, JST hours


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