Karam is one of the firm’s founding partners and heads its infrastructure and projects practice. He is currently the firm’s administration partner.
Karam generally practises civil and commercial litigation. While a significant part of his area of practice involves building and construction law, the nature of the commercial disputes that he handles is diverse and covers a wide area of the law.
On the non-contentious front, Karam regularly advises clients on various legal and regulatory issues, and on documentation such as bonds, letters of intent, guarantees, warranties, indemnities, deeds of assignment, insurance policies, the various types of building and consultancy agreements, public-private partnership (“PPP”) projects and numerous types of commercial contracts. The contentious side of Karam’s practice regularly sees him appearing in the courts of law, before arbitral tribunals or in adjudications. Karam is also active in promoting non-confrontational dispute resolution procedures where he negotiates settlements on behalf of clients and/or represents them in mediations.
Karam was named as a leading lawyer by Asialaw Profiles, 2016.
Acting for a large Singapore fitting-out contractor in an arbitration against a main contractor in relation to disputes over quality and payment issues.
Advising Singapore project managers in a dispute with developers of a multi-storey development in Malaysia.
Advising and drafting contracts for a developer of an island resort in the Republic of Maldives.
Advising and acting for a government body in respect of unforeseen conditions and delay claims arising out of tunnelling works for Singapore’s mass rapid transit system.
Acting for a Korean specialist geotechnical contractor in an arbitration against a foreign main contractor in connection with claims arising out of sub-structure works.
Acting for a Singapore contractor against a ready mix concrete supplier for failing to supply concrete during the period of a ban by the Indonesian government on the export of sand to Singapore.
Acting for minority residents of a prestigious residential development in Singapore opposing an en bloc sale.
Advising an Indonesian developer on a PPP to develop a township in Papua New Guinea.
Advising and drafting contractual documents for a Singapore developer of a commercial complex in Lao PDR.
Acting for a Singapore-listed construction company in a claim by the MCST of a prestigious development on Singapore’s Sentosa island.
Advising and acting for various parties in connection with disputes arising out of construction projects including developers, main contractors, consultants, MCSTs, sub-contractors and/or third parties.
Acting in numerous adjudications for various parties in claims made pursuant to Singapore’s Building and Construction Security of Payment Act.
Advising an international container survey bureau against a German systems provider in respect of disputes arising out of a joint venture software development agreement.
Advising and acting for a global hedge fund in respect of investigations into unauthorised trading losses.
Advising and acting for investigators into the collapse of a Singapore listed entity.
Advising and acting for a multi-national insurance company in respect of a fraudulent policy claim.
Advising a subsidiary of a US oil and gas services provider in a matter involving criminal breach of trust by an employee.
Advising and acting in an arbitration for a major Indian exporter of iron ore against a Singapore entity.
Advising and acting for a container leasing company in a dispute with one of the largest Singapore container depot.