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Maxwell Chambers announces new incoming CE

1 July 2022, SINGAPORE - Maxwell Chambers announced today that Ban Jiun Ean will be coming on board as the new Chief Executive on 10 August 2022.

Formerly a policymaker at the Ministry of Law, Mr Ban has contributed significantly to Singapore’s alternative dispute resolution industry, including spearheading the development of Maxwell Chambers itself from inception to launch. Mr Ban was CE of Maxwell Chambers from 2010 to 2015, during which it was established as the foremost international dispute resolution facility in the world. Jiun Ean is currently the Executive Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre, working to strengthen Singapore’s mediation scene and launching SMC’s first Online Dispute Resolution platform.

Ms Katherine Yap, who has been designated Chief Operating Officer, has said that “It has been an honour to serve Maxwell Chambers as the Chief Executive for the last six years. I have had the most amazing privilege of being with Maxwell Chambers for the last thirteen and a half years, from its official opening in 2010, through to its substantial expansion in 2019 to create the world-class Maxwell Chambers Suites.”

She added, “I had the privilege to work alongside with Jiun Ean and the founding team at Maxwell Chambers when it first started in 2009. Jiun Ean and I have had a remarkable working relationship, and I look forward to working alongside him once again.”

During her time as CE, Ms Yap oversaw the successful launch of Maxwell Chambers Suites in 2019, a conserved heritage building offering purpose-built office spaces for the dispute resolution institutions, law firms, chambers and ancillary services. She also ensured that the organization pivoted its offerings to embrace virtual and hybrid hearings when the pandemic started to remain relevant to the clients. As COO, she will oversee day-to-day operations including building a strong clientele, ensuring the utilisation and occupancy of rooms and managing the facilities at both Maxwell Chambers and Maxwell Chambers Suites.

As part of the re-alignment of senior management roles and responsibilities, Ms Shae Teo has also been re-designated Chief Strategy Officer, and continues her role in driving the development of Maxwell’s digital services and transformation.

With this augmented team, Maxwell Chambers is confident that it will continue to grow and move forward from strength to strength, upholding Singapore’s position as a premier destination for international dispute resolution.

This announcement is dated 1 July 2022.


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