Supply Chain, Procurement & Project Management > Essential Elements of International Contracts Laws and Contracts Lifecycle Management

About this Training Course

In context of trade, seamless supply chains and dependence on international resources, world is becoming one single market. Even though because of internet and widespread access to legal resources, business managers tend to share the common legal principles, but unfortunately, the legal framework and national laws of different countries still maintain a certain degree of uniqueness and protectionism. Thus, the success of an international contract will depend on the “know how” in identifying the differences in legal regimes, diversity of legislature, scoping, contract drafting, negotiation and execution competencies in each context. It is getting not only important but crucial to consider risks from remote and unforeseen events, sanctions, and proxy wars. As a contract gets bigger in monetary value and wider in scope, more attention is needed in drafting and interpreting terms and conditions of any contract before signing on the last page or accepting it online.

This 2 full-day course endeavours to enable the participants gain an understanding of the essential ingredients of contracts and mastering the international contracting principles. This course will equip participants to identify vague and ambiguous clauses, avoid dangerous and often hidden terms, and better understand the controlling position in a project. The participants will learn from the Case Law Reports and analysis to take home lessons learned from bitter experiences of peers in the industry. It is designed to help those who need a solution to manage current contractual issues or those who execute international contracts regularly and want to be more proficient in managing their contracts and projects, with changing contexts.

On completion of this course, the participants will have learnt:

  • Project management strictly in accordance with the contract and the corporate strategies
  • How to ensure that Variations Order claims are appropriately managed in turnkey and lump-sum contracts
  • Manage contemporary challenges and market factors with direct or indirect impact on the contracts
  • Managing all members of the Supply Chain from vendors to logistics services providers
  • Cost Engineering and Performance Management
  • How to manage Consortium Partners, Contractors and Owners representatives
  • When and how to obtain / grant extension of time (EOT) and costs
  • Ability to identify rights and obligations of each party to a contract instead of making subjective decisions
  • Ability to be firm in negotiations without violating the terms of the agreements
  • Ability to spot different legal systems, contract laws and arbitration rules
  • Ability to negotiate and avoid disputes and resolution in an amicable manner, in accordance with the provisions of the contract
  • Competency in developing and maintaining documentary evidence and traceability for all works executed during the project

This course is intended for professionals from the Oil & Gas Industry, Heavy Engineering & Construction Industries, Terminals, Shipping and Maritime Logistics Services Providers.

This course is not to be missed by, especially those who are involved in Contract Management and with roles related to Contracts e.g. Commercial Managers, Engineers, Procurement Managers and Finance Managers, with a non-legal background and Para-legal executives.

  • Intermediate

Principal Management Consultant

Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA)


LL.M. (IP Law), M. Sc. (Maritime Studies),

M. Tech (Knowledge Engineering), MBA,

First Class CoC (MCA, UK), B. E. (Elect)

Your expert course leader, during the last 47 year period, has worked and consulted in the industry verticals encompassing: Technology, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Petrochemical Process Plants and Power Plant Construction Projects, Logistics & Warehousing, Marine, Offshore, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Infrastructure Development Projects (Ports, Offshore Supply Bases, Oil & Gas Terminals and Airports etc), EPCIC Contracts, and Shipyards, in South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Europe.

He serves as the Principal Management Consultant with a management consultancy in Hong Kong and Singapore, specialising in the fields of corporate management consultancy, international contracts reviews and alternative dispute resolutions services. He undertakes special assignments for conducting audits and valuation of intangible properties involving proprietary processes for licensed production, and licensing of intellectual property rights (IP Rights) in patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. He is frequently engaged for assignments like due diligence, acquisitions, mergers, resolving various operational issues, technology transfer and agency services contracts reviews, cost controls, and enhancement of Supply Chain Management. He has been conferred the credentials of Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA) by SAC and IVAS, in accordance with the international valuation standards setting body IVSC.

His consulting experience includes Charterparty Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Diversifications, Corporate Development, Marketing, Complex Project Management, Feasibility Studies, Dispute Resolutions and Market Research.

He has successfully assisted Marine and offshore E & P clients in managing contractual disputes arising from various international contracts for upgrading & conversion projects. He continues to be actively engaged in claims reviews, mediation, arbitration, litigation, and expert witness related assignments, arising from international contracts and Charterparty Agreements.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, MBA in General Management, Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering, Master of Science in Maritime Studies, and LL.M. (IP Law). He also holds professional qualifications in Business Valuations and Appraisers for CVA, arbitration, law, and marine engineering, including the Chief Engineer’s First-Class Certificate of Competency (MCA, UK).

He is further qualified and accredited as Certified International Arbitrator, Chartered Arbitrator, Sports arbitrator under CAS Rules, WIPO Neutral, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Bargaining Code Arbitrator, Accredited Adjudicator and Accredited Mediator (Malaysia). He is admitted to the international panels of arbitrators and neutrals with WIPO, Geneva; ACICA, AMTAC and ACMA, Australia; BVIAC (British Virgin Islands); JIAC (Jamaica); HKIAC Hong Kong; AIAC, Malaysia; AIADR, Malaysia; KCAB, Seoul, South Korea; ICA, Delhi, India; ICC (Singapore); SISV, Singapore; SCMA, Singapore; SCCA, Saudi Arabia; VIAC Vienna, Austria; Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), and Mediator with AIAC Malaysia, CMC, and SIMI Singapore.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

This training is useful for my day-to-day work. As I'm not from a legal background dealing and negotiating contract clauses, I get to understand the contract not only from the technical perspective but also from the legal perspective

Executive Subcontracts Execution, MISC Berhad

If you need to establish your foundation prior to participating in this course, this is the course that is suitable for you. By attending this course, beginners or those who want to improve their knowledge in Contracts Laws and Contract Management, will get some ideas at the end the course