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Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012
("CIPAA")

Category: News & Updates

CIPAA Consulting News & Update Background

CASE UPDATE: The Failure to file CIPAA Payment Response does not preclude the raising of New Defences in Adjudication Response

View Esteem Sdn Bhd v Bina Puri Holdings Bhd [2018] 2 MLJ 22
By virtue of the Federal Court’s decision, there is no repercussion to a Non-Paying Party/ Respondent in not filing the Payment Response.

For strategic reason, the Non-Paying Party/Respondent may want to submit a scanty Payment Response or not submitting the Payment Response at all to preserve the element of surprise and ambush the Unpaid Party/Claimant at the Adjudication Response stage, bearing in mind that the Unpaid Party/Claimant only has 5 working days to file Adjudication Reply from the receipt of Adjudication Response.

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CIPAA Consulting News & Update Background

CASE UPDATE: Recommencement of CIPAA Proceeding if the Adjudication Decision is Set Aside

Wong Huat Construction Co v Ireka Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd [2018] 7 MLJ 659

If an Adjudication Decision is successfully set aside pursuant to Section 15 of CIPAA, all parties will be restored to their original positions as though the earlier Adjudication did not take place.

As a result, the Unpaid Party / Claimant is entitled to re-commence a fresh CIPAA Proceeding instead of arbitrating / litigating the matter.

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