About Us

Gateway to Dispute Resolution

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed the mode and means by which Dispute Resolution hearings are conducted. In addition to being the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex with best-in-class hearing facilities, Maxwell Chambers is also a one-stop shop providing a full suite of digital hearing solutions and support services, providing an end-to-end solution for clients.

Maxwell Chambers has the capability to support complex multi-party, multi-jurisdiction hearings via physical, hybrid or virtual settings 24/7 across the globe. Through adherence of protocols, best practices and rigorous testing, we maintain neutrality and confidentiality of all proceedings.

Centrally located at 32 Maxwell Road, Singapore, Maxwell Chambers is situated within a refurbished four-storey building which has won both local and international awards for its sensitive restoration and blend of traditional and modern design. It is seamlessly connected via a link bridge to Maxwell Chambers Suites, located at 28 Maxwell Road. Maxwell Chambers Suites houses the local offices of top international ADR institutions, chambers, law firms and ancillary services.

Gateway to Dispute Resolution

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed the mode and means by which Dispute Resolution hearings are conducted. In addition to being the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex with best-in-class hearing facilities, Maxwell Chambers is also a one-stop shop providing a full suite of digital hearing solutions and support services, providing an end-to-end solution for clients.

Maxwell Chambers has the capability to support complex multi-party, multi-jurisdiction hearings via physical, hybrid or virtual settings 24/7 across the globe. Through adherence of protocols, best practices and rigorous testing, we maintain neutrality and confidentiality of all proceedings.

Centrally located at 32 Maxwell Road, Singapore, Maxwell Chambers is situated within a refurbished four-storey building which has won both local and international awards for its sensitive restoration and blend of traditional and modern design. It is seamlessly connected via a link bridge to Maxwell Chambers Suites, located at 28 Maxwell Road. Maxwell Chambers Suites houses the local offices of top international ADR institutions, chambers, law firms and ancillary services.

Our Name

The name “Maxwell” was chosen because it brings to mind a unique legal and business heritage in the context of Singapore’s history.

Named in 1925, Maxwell Road where we are located was named after Irishman, Sir Peter Benson Maxwell. He was originally the Recorder of Singapore, but he goes down in history as Singapore’s first Chief Justice, by virtue of the fact that in 1867 the title Recorder was changed to Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements during his tenure. Sir Peter Benson Maxwell was also the first of four generations of Maxwells who had a Singapore connection and held high office.

Another prominent Maxwell in Singapore’s history was John Argyle Maxwell who was a merchant based in Java and had served in the Home Guards. He was one of the first three magistrates in the Settlement of Singapore, appointed by Sir Stamford Raffles himself. He commissioned the design of a two-storey house in 1826 and rented it out to the government to operate as a Court House. In 1841, the Government bought over the building, eventually turning it into the Assembly House in 1954 and today it is known as the Old Parliament House.

Our Logo

The logo represents Maxwell Chambers’ corporate values in its rich symbolism.

The Lion, a traditional symbol of courage and justice, is depicted with its paw on an Open Book, the embodiment of peace, learning and wisdom. Together their association portrays the incarnation of courage in knowledge and intellect, promulgating justice and goodwill for all.

This unique juxtaposition aptly encapsulates Maxwell Chambers’ vision to be an organisation par excellence, a trusted and entrusted partner to our valued stakeholders in facilitating international dispute resolution.

Our Mission

To be the Gateway to Dispute Resolution and leading “Hearing-as-a-Service” provider for the global ADR market

Sustainability

In an ever-changing world, Maxwell Chambers constantly seeks to strengthen our processes and operations. More than our business, we strive to safeguard our people, our community and the future of our planet, to drive sustainability in the next decade and beyond.

Awards & Accolades

Maxwell Chambers is ranked among the top centres in the world and the recipient of accolades such as

BCA Design and Engineering Safety Award (2020)

Building and Construction Authority, Singapore

GAR Hearing Centres Survey 2016

Ranked second for most of the key factors respondents look out for in choosing a hearing centre, such as location, IT services, and helpfulness of staff

GAR Hearing Centres Survey 2013

Among top three hearing centres that leading international arbitration lawyers were most likely to “recommend to a friend”. Survey respondents remarked that Maxwell Chambers was “perfect”, “the standout facility” and “currently the gold standard”

Architectural Heritage Award (2012)

Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore

International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2010)

Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Best Developments

Named one of the “Best Developments” in the arbitration industry in 2010 by Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Download: Virtual and Hybrid Hearing Checklist

    i. Video Conferencing Platform
    Video Conferencing
    iv.Transcription
    Real Time Transcription
    vi.Intepretation and Translation
    Interpretation and Translation
    vii.ADR Support Services
    ADR Support Services
    v.Evidence Presentation
    Evidence Presentation
    iii. Case Management Platform
    Case Management Platform
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    High-speed wireless internet access
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    Individually Secured Rooms
    ii. Dedicated Virtual Hearing Moderator
    Virtual Hearing Moderator and AV/IT Support
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    Business Centre
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    Catering
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    Exclusive lounge access for arbitrators