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[Maxwell Lectures] SAWL in conjunction with Maxwell Chambers present: Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 101

Registration will open in end July 2019. For more info, email lectures@maxwellchambers.com The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, is an international treaty that aims to achieve equality b/w men & women and to end discrimination that women face in all areas of their lives. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and what governments should do to end such discrimination. Since it took effect in September 1981, it has been ratified by 189 states, including Singapore in 1995. As a signatory to CEDAW, S’pore is legally...

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Media Event: 50 Students From 13 Schools Appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors

Some 50 students from 13 schools will be appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors to high-level international delegations visiting Singapore in August to witness the signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. This was announced on 18 June by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) at the launch of the Singapore Convention Youth Involvement Programme at Maxwell Chambers. Under this programme, the 17 to 18-year-old students will host guided tours around key places of interest. On 8th August, the students will lead foreign delegates on tours of Maxwell Chambers and its expansion, Maxwell Chambers Suites, which will hold its Grand Opening on the same...

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50 Students From 13 Schools Appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors

Some 50 students from 13 schools will be appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors to high-level international delegations visiting Singapore in August to witness the signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. This was announced on 18 June by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) at the launch of the Singapore Convention Youth Involvement Programme at Maxwell Chambers. Under this programme, the 17 to 18-year-old students will host guided tours around key places of interest. On 8th August, the students will lead foreign delegates on tours of Maxwell Chambers and its expansion, Maxwell Chambers Suites, which will hold its Grand Opening on the same...

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Works on Maxwell Chambers Suites Completed After Two Years of Restoration Works

Dispute resolution complex to house 11 international institutions, 20 disputes chambers and practices from 11 countries The Singapore Ministry of Law announced today that it has completed the refurbishment of the conserved building at 28 Maxwell Road, renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites. The restored building will be given a new lease of life as a dispute resolution complex to meet growing demand for dispute resolution services in Asia and further boost Singapore’s position as an international dispute resolution hub. Maxwell Chambers Suites will open on 8 August 2019. Maxwell Chambers Suites is expected to house at least 11 international institutions and 20 disputes...

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Media Event: Works on Maxwell Chambers Suites Completed

On 14 May 2019, the Ministry of Law announced that it has completed the refurbishment of the conserved building at 28 Maxwell Road, renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites. The restored building will be given a new lease of life as a dispute resolution complex to meet growing demand for dispute resolution services in Asia and further boost Singapore’s position as an international dispute resolution hub. The press conference featured a panel including Mr Han Kok Juan, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law (who also led the refurbishment committee), as well as Singapore architect Mr Mok Wei Wei and heritage conservation expert Mr Ho...

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Maxwell Chambers Suites to officially open on 8 August 2019

Maxwell Chambers Suites, the old Traffic Police headquarters along Maxwell Road, will officially open on 8 August as part of the expanded Maxwell Chambers after two years of restoration works. The expansion of the dispute resolution complex commenced in 2017 to meet the growing demand for dispute resolution services in Singapore. The opening date was announced by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Friday (April 26) at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association conference. In his speech, Mr Shanmugam addressed the following: Maxwell Chambers Suites, along with other initiatives, has boosted Singapore's position as an international dispute resolution centre Demand for dispute resolution services...

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Singapore, Japan Holds First High-Level Joint Legal Conference

1.               Singapore and Japan held their first high-level joint legal conference in Tokyo, Japan on 12 March 2019, the Japan-Singapore International Legal and Dispute Resolution Conference. The conference was organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA). 2.               The conference brought together more than 200 government officials, legal and dispute resolution practitioners, in-house counsel, business executives and academics from Singapore and Japan, to discuss how they could work together to seize business opportunities presented by the rise of Asia, technology and potential for new cross-border strategic partnerships. 3.               Japanese companies are one of the major users of Singapore’s...

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Singapore, China to set up international panel of mediators for Belt and Road projects

On 24 January 2019, the China-Singapore International Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference took place in Beijing to support the development of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and advance China-Singapore cooperation in international commercial legal services. Organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Singapore Ministry of Law, the organisation of the conference was supported by the CCPIT Legal Affairs Department, the CCPIT Mediation Centre, and Maxwell Chambers. It was attended by around 250 government officials, legal and dispute resolution practitioners, in-house counsels and C-suite executives from Singapore and China. The Conference also saw the signing of a Memorandum...

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First High Level International Dispute Resolution Conference to Strengthen China-Singapore Cooperation in Legal Services

1.               The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Singapore Ministry of Law co-organised the first China-Singapore International Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference on Thursday, 24 January 2019 in Beijing, China, to support the development of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and further China-Singapore cooperation in legal services. 2.               Over 300 government officials, business executives, legal practitioners and academics from China and Singapore attended the one-day conference. Participants explored new opportunities for legal services under the BRI and discussed how China and Singapore could work together to help business resolve commercial disputes more effectively through the use...

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Event Recap: Maxwell Lectures – Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

We were delighted to have esteemed International Arbitrator Sir Jeremy Cooke (7 King's Bench Walk and Singapore International Commercial Court) as the speaker for our very first Maxwell Lectures seminar in 2019, Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty. With his years of experience in shipping law, Sir Jeremy Cooke discussed the issue of fraud in the deliberate loss or damage of cargo for the purpose of claims - a topic of particular interest to legal professionals in maritime arbitration. We would like to thank Sir Jeremy Cooke for taking the time to share his expertise as well as all in attendance!       ...

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