Building & Construction

Scope of Our Construction Practice

JHJ prepares and negotiates complex design and construction agreements, including “fast-track,” fixed price, cost plus, design-build, build-to-suit and public and private venture contracts. In addition, we assist in creating and maintaining corporations, joint ventures and limited liability companies for construction projects. Some of our clients include contractors, architects, engineers, governments and industrial suppliers in all phases of projects, including universities, power grids and transmission lines, construction and commissioning of air conditioning in high rise buildings.

Our Team

Our team deals with both non-contentious and contentious matters. Since we are very familiar with both the domestic and international construction contract guidelines pursuant to FIDIC, we are able to offer a wide variety of construction legal advice and litigation services to clients in the construction industry and related businesses. We provide consultations, review contracts, negotiate dispute resolutions, and participate in mediation and arbitration. Our team is often called upon to provide legal assistance regarding design drawings, insurance mediation and arbitration, surety and bonding issues, labor violations, code violations, delay claims, mechanics’ liens, architect malpractice, and construction contract lawsuits.

The Construction team also prepares and negotiates complex design and construction agreements, including “fast-track,” fixed price, cost plus, design-build, build-to-suit and public and private venture contracts. We assist in establishing clients’ administration procedures and help to educate clients’ employees on documentation during the design and construction process. In addition, we assist in creating and maintaining corporations, joint ventures and limited liability companies for construction projects.

Reputation & Experience

Projects

Our team represents Government Linked Companies (GLC’s), construction companies, developers, suppliers and other private entities that contract with federal, state and local government agencies. We regularly represent clients in bid preparation, contract adjustment and claims proceedings, licensing, and other government procurement issues. Our clients range from the architects that were responsible for the design of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Putrajaya, to international joint venture companies dealing with the design construction of air conditioning systems for multi-storey buildings.

Our most recent government related construction project was when we represented our clients, the Selangor State investment arm in the negotiation and documentation of a turnkey project. The project concerned the construction of the Main Campus and Student Campus for the Industrial University of Selangor in Batang Berjuntai.

Project Financing

Our team is experienced with capital markets, commercial banks, export credit agencies and multilateral development bank facilities. We have extensive finance experience related to transportation, residential and commercial development, communications and infrastructure projects. We have handled all aspects of project finance, privatization, and joint venture creation, including due diligence, regulatory, corporate and securities issues.

Labor and Employee Safety & Health Matters

We negotiate and interpret collective bargaining agreements to ensure the continuity of projects in the face of labor disputes, and assist clients in complying with wage, hour and employment laws including age, race, disability and gender employment discrimination, and equal employment opportunity issues. Our team also assists clients in complying with the applicable Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Regulations. Our team represents those clients in dealing with worksite inspections and investigations, contesting citations issued by the regulatory agencies and in defending citation-enforcement litigation.

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