Code : 2022095
Event Name : Late completion prevented by early repossession or termination? The dilemma of liquidated damages
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr Damon So
Damon is a partner in the Construction and Engineering Practice of the Hong Kong office of international law firm Hogan Lovells. He is one of the few lawyers listed in the “Hall of Fame” (for Construction) of Legal 500, a leading legal directory in Hong Kong and recognised as a leading individual in various authoritative legal directories.

Damon initially qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE) (Civil & Structural disciplines). Since also qualified as a solicitor, Damon has undertaken a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction legal work, representing a variety of employers, contractors, consultants, statutory bodies and insurers, in respect of both building and civil projects, both in Hong Kong and the region. He acts as an arbitrator and has had substantial experience in other dispute resolution procedures including mediation. He is a HKMAAL Accredited Mediator and a Panel Mediator of HKIAC. He has also spoken widely on topics relating to arbitration and construction legal issues.

Ms Janice Cheng
Janice is a senior associate in the Construction and Engineering practice of the Hong Kong office of Hogan Lovells.

Janice has advised on a range of construction legal issues, including matters relating to contract interpretation, defects, delay, variation and payments. She has also undertaken a wide range of non-contentious construction work, including drafting and negotiating contracts and other related documentation for employers, contractors, consultants and statutory bodies.

Damon and Janice are the co-author and contributor respectively of leading textbooks "The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong – Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609)" and "Butterworths Hong Kong Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook".
Event Date : 2022-07-28
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-07-26
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : QSD
Organizer : Quantity Surveying Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members; Free of charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability)***(Please refer to the remarks)
Priority : HKIS members; first-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Damon and Janice will discuss the latest legal developments on liquidated damages, in particular in the context of early takeover of the site and early termination of the construction contract and their impact on administration of construction contracts generally.

Remarks :

***Registration priority for the free seats will be given to QSD full-time degree student members. Please send an email stating the programme you are studying, with a soft copy of your University Student ID card to HKIS Secretariat ([email protected]) for verification.

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful payment of the registration fee, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

On-line registration is not applicable for non-HKIS members. To register, please complete the CPD registration form ( and return with payment to the HKIS Secretariat.

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Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : By Zoom