Our Team 2024-03-25T14:45:51+00:00


Raymond CHAN, Senior Partner

“Our clients trust us because we are the best at what we do.”

Raymond has practiced in the specialised area of Building and Construction Law for over 30 years and is one of the most recognised names in the construction legal industry: he is identified in the 2002-2017 Editions of International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers as one of the leading construction lawyers in Singapore and is one of 13 senior members of the Singapore Bar who has been recognised as Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law. He is also a Senior Adjudicator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, Chairman of the REDAS Conciliation Panel, Honorary Legal Advisor to the Singapore Real Estate Developers Association (REDAS), the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV).

Raymond has represented developers, contractors and design consultants in disputes in the High Court and in arbitration proceedings and was counsel for an international engineering consultancy firm in the Commission of Inquiry on the collapse of Nicoll Highway. He is also widely recognised in the field of arbitration: he is a Past President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and has been identified by Euromoney Legal Media Group as one of world’s leading experts in commercial arbitration. He drafted the SIA Arbitration Rules and the Arbitration Rules of the National Energy Market of Singapore. He was the Course Director of the Fellowship Assessment Course conducted by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators from 2012-2015. He has been appointed by the ICC, SIAC, SIArB and the Law Society as both Sole Arbitrator and member of a Tribunal in numerous local and International Arbitrations.

Raymond is currently on the Panel of Arbitrators of: the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre; the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; the Law Society of Singapore; and the National Electricity Market of Singapore. He has also been appointed as a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore, which regulates legal profession in Singapore.

Raymond co-authored the textbook on Construction Law in Singapore and Malaysia (2nd Edition) and The Singapore Standard Form of Building Contract – An Annotation. He was also involved in the drafting of various Standard Forms of Building Contracts for private sector building works in Singapore including the 5th to 9th Editions of the SIA Conditions of Main Contract, the 1st to the 3rd Editions of the REDAS Design & Build Conditions of Contract and the REDAS Design & Build conditions of Sub Contract 1st Edition.

Monica NEO, Senior Partner

“Our clients come to us because of who we are”

Monica is a Barrister-at Law with Lincolns Inn, England, and an advocate and solicitor and a Commissioner for Oaths of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Since her call to the Singapore Bar in 1993, her practice has exclusively been on Building and Construction law. She has acted as Counsel in all sorts of construction disputes and in courts, arbitrations, adjudications under the Singapore Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA), mediations, and all forms of construction dispute resolution.

Monica also presides as sole arbitrator in construction disputes, and is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and the Law Society Arbitration Scheme (LSAC). She is also an accredited Adjudicator of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), a Board Member of the Strata Title Board (STB), and a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Council of Estate Agencies (CEA). She has accepted appointments as the Investigative Tribunal of the Law Society of Singapore, a body which regulates the legal profession in Singapore, and was an Associate Mediator on the Panel of Mediators of the Singapore Construction Mediation Centre (SCMC), and an Honorary Legal Advisor to The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) and the Singapore Institution of Engineers. She has also served as a Volunteer Referee and Volunteer Tribunal Magistrate in the Singapore Small Claims Tribunal for over a decade.

Monica has lectured at the Singapore and Temasek Polytechnic, and tutored at the School of Architecture of the National University of Singapore. She is currently a lecturer of the certification course in Construction Law & Contracts conducted by the Singapore Building Control Authority (BCA), and an Instructor in the BPM105 Construction Law course conducted by the School of Science and Technology of the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

Monica has also written a number of books and/or commentaries on construction law and construction contract, including “The Singapore Standard Form of Building Contract – An Annotation” (Lexis Nexis, 2000), “Construction Defects: Your Rights and Remedies” title of the Sweet & Maxwell’s Law for Layman Series (2004), the chapter on “Construction Contracts” in Law Relating to Specific Contracts in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell 2008), and LexisNexis Singapore Annotated Statutes for the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA) (2022). She was also involved in the drafting of the 1st edition of the REDAS Design and Build Conditions of Contract.

Monica is described as being “respected” in the Projects and Energy sector in the 2008/2009 edition of the Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Daniel TAY, Partner

“To achieve the best result and cost outcome possible for all clients, for all cases”

Daniel Tay is an equity partner of Chan Neo LLP and has been in practice from 2007 to date across a broad range of issues in commercial law. He specialises in the engineering, building and construction, real estate and tenancy, hospitality, commercial and residential design and build sectors, advising on a broad range of commercial legal issues from contract agreements to commercial disputes, defects and damage, insolvency, regulatory offences, insurance, professional indemnity, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and Court litigation.

Daniel is a lecturer for the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy teaching Construction Contract Administration and Collaborative Contracting for its Specialist Diploma in Integrated Project Management course, Honorary Legal Advisor to the Singapore Institute of Architects, author of the LexisNexis Singapore Annotated Statutes for the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act and Honorary Legal Advisor for the Tampines Industrial Manufacturers Association. He is a regular speaker on building and construction law, frequently cited on legal issues in the built environment for news media and was featured on MoneyFM for OBike issues.

He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, appointed to the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society, appointed to the Singapore Institute of Legal Education CPD Compliance Committee and was selected in 2018 as Singapore Business Review’s 20 Most Influential Lawyers Under 40.

HO Yong Kin, Construction Advisor

“Legal efficiency is about both clients and lawyers working together towards a common outcome”

Ho graduated in 1996 from the University of the Greenwich, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying. Before joining the firm’s predecessor, Chan Tan & Partners, in 1999, Ho worked as Quantity Surveyor for a consultancy firm and a large Japanese construction company, involved in day-to-day commercial, tendering and contract administration matters in diverse infrastructure, residential and commercial property development projects such as Sepang Airport, KLCC, PNB KL Tower, Hilton Hotel Seremban, Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu, among others.

Drawing on a wealth of industrial expertise and a passion for building science and engineering, Ho provides efficient and effective technical support to both contentious and non-contentious matters, including the reviewing and drafting of building contracts, advising on disputes relating to construction contracts, preparation, defence and resolution of claims for change orders and extra work, delay, disruption, acceleration and termination, and handling adjudication applications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B).

Ho has been trained and is accredited as an Adjudicator by the Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Ho is also a Member of the Board of Quantity Surveyors, Malaysia and presently a candidate for professional membership to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.