Edward Lee Siew Mun




TAE Accredited Expert, Adjudicator & Arbitrator

Edward started his professional career as a Post-Contract Executive back in 1994 with a Civil Engineering Contractor working on major infrastructure projects such as dam construction, water works, marine reclamation and railway track works.

Edward became involved in dispute resolution in 2007, where during his employment with contractors he was tasked with supporting legal counsel to provide input for claims and defence involving final account, variation, EOT and loss and expense disputes. During this period he developed an interest in the law and eventually led him to reading law with the University of London.

Edward was appointed Contracts Manager with the KVMRT Line 1 (Design, Procure and Construct for Underground Stations and Tunnel) project in 2012, where he led the contracts team until its completion in 2017. He was actively involved during the construction stage where he demonstrated sound project, contract and commercial management skills, and his ability to successfully negotiate supplementary agreements for final accounts and mitigate potential contractual disputes is well recognised by the project team during this period.

With his 25 years’ working experience in major infrastructure works, Edward joined CSi as a Partner in 2018, to enable him to focus on his interest in resolving construction disputes. He currently leads CSi’s dispute management group in providing management of adjudication and arbitration matters, claims consulting and litigation support.

Edward is qualified in Quantity Surveying and Law. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Panel Arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Business Arbitration Scheme, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, a Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators and an accredited Expert of the Academy of Experts UK. He is certified to act as Adjudicator for statutory adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) in Malaysia. Edward is also a speaker and trainer for in-house training programmes, conducting courses for in-house certification in relation to CIPAA and other related construction contract topics. He holds the position of Honorary Treasurer of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators (2020-Present).

Edward is a Partner of Contract Solutions i PLT Malaysia.