Koh Kia Jeng is a Senior Partner in Dentons Rodyk's Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice groups. He is Co-Head of the Construction and Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy practice groups.
Kia Jeng has experience in a wide range of civil and commercial cases, including insurance, sale of goods, joint venture disputes, shareholders' disputes (including minority oppression cases and derivative actions), employment, building and construction, insolvency, the economic torts, commercial arbitration and general contract disputes.
Kia Jeng’s practice focuses on building and construction disputes as well as restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy (“RIB”) matters.
In his building and construction practice, he has advised main-contractors, sub-contractors (including specialist trades such as piling and foundation, ground support and stabilization, drainage, ACMV, and structural steel), suppliers, owners and developers on building and construction issues and standard form contracts, and acted for them in their disputes, both in statutory adjudication, arbitration and in Court. Kia Jeng has experience in disputes arising from onshore and offshore EPC contracts, civil and infrastructure projects, mixed use developments, commercial developments and residential developments. He is also active in adjudication applications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, acting for both claimants and respondents.
Kia Jeng was part of the Rodyk & Davidson LLP (now Dentons Rodyk) team who acted for the main contractor in the inquiry into the Nicoll Highway collapse.
In his RIB practice, he has advised and acted for creditors, debtors / borrowers and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of restructuring, recovery, enforcement, "claw back" provisions under the Companies Act, consensual workouts, schemes of arrangement, section 211B moratoriums, liquidations, receiverships and judicial management cases.
Kia Jeng has also advised contractors when faced with a counterparty's insolvency. He is particularly interested in cross-border issues in the insolvency context, as well as generally in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He has acted for clients in disputes involving cross-border insolvency issues, fraud, and cyber-fraud. Kia Jeng is very familiar with injunctive relief and Anton Piller (also known as search) orders.
Kia Jeng is listed by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s most promising legal luminaries aged 40 and under.