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Security Association Singapore

Workshop on Statutory Requirements Of Security Plans For Critical Infrastructure
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Name : Workshop on Statutory Requirements of Security Plans for Critical Infrastructure
Date : Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Duration : 2.30pm to 5.30pm (Registration starts at 2.00pm)

  1. Introduction

    The Workshop on the Statutory Requirements of Security Plans For Critical Infrastructure will address legal requirements of a security risk assessment plan that is in line with the Infrastructure Protection Act 2017 ("IPA").

    The IPA was passed by the Parliament of Singapore on 2 October 2017. The Act creates a new regulatory framework for the incorporation of a security plan in designated buildings and developments. The IPA is promulgated to replace and repeal Protected Areas and Protected Places Act (Cap 256 of the 2013 Revised Edition). In this regard, IPA is the key legal framework that governs the provision of security services for critical infrastructure and protected areas and places.

  2. Objectives

    At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
    • Understand the purpose of the IPA.
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of different personnel in designing a security plan for critical infrastructure.
    • Identify the requirements of a ‘security plan for special development or special infrastructure’ as stated in Section 33 of the IPA.
    • Recognise the differences between ‘Special Developments’ and ‘Special Infrastructure’ under the IPA.
    • Outline the designation criteria for buildings to be designated as ‘Special Developments’ and ‘Special Infrastructure’ under IPA.
    • Distinguish the differences in designing a security plan for Special Developments and Special Infrastructure.
  3. Target Audience

    • Security consultants
    • Structural engineers
    • Architects
    • Property developers
    • Interior designers/contractors
    • Building owners/managers
    • Managing agents
    • Prospective tenants of designated buildings
  4. Trainer

    Mr Kelvin Kek
    Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

    Tel: +65 6890 7828
    Fax: +65 6302 3260


    • Construction & Engineering

    • International Arbitration

    • Litigation


    • New York State Bar (2012)

    • Singapore Bar (2009)


    • Bachelor of Laws, National University of Singapore

    • Bachelor of Engineering., National University of Singapore

    Kelvin is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and part of the Construction & Engineering practice group. Kelvin’s practice encompasses construction disputes, both in litigation and international arbitration. He has acted as counsel in a broad range of matters for multinational corporations, statutory bodies, private and publicly-isted entities. The cross-border nature of his work often necessitates travel to other jurisdictions like Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

    Notably, Kelvin has acted for several publicly-listed developers and owners in various disputes over the construction and design of commercial and private developments in Singapore. He has also advised a number of Singaporean statutory boards on a variety of claims against contractors and sub-contractors, including claims relating to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B).

    In 2015, Kelvin acted as amicus curiae in a criminal matter concerning offences under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap 289) before a Court of three Judges under the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme. Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (First Class Honours) degree in 2008. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2009 and the New York State Bar in 2012. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.


    • Acted for a Singapore based entity in an arbitration over the construction and operation of power plant project in India, dealing with issues of delay analysis, design and construction defects, the total quantum of dispute being over S$100 million.
    • Acted for a multi-national contractor in contentious proceedings before a FIDIC-appointed dispute adjudication board in claims of over S$120 million arising from the construction of a hydro-electric power plant and dealing with issues including delay, acceleration and prolongation costs.
    • Advising a Malaysian listed entity over the construction of a large-scale cross border public infrastructure project.
    • Acted for a Singapore listed property developer in an ad-hoc arbitration with its contractors over issues of defects, incomplete works and unpaid invoices.