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[Maxwell Lectures] Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

Join us for our first Maxwell Lectures seminar for 2019! Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty   Speaker: Sir Jeremy Cooke, International Arbitrator, 7 King’s Bench Walk & International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court   Synopsis: When a ship is deliberately scuttled and the cargo lost in consequence, do the ordinary rules of remoteness of damage apply to the cargo claim? Does “fraud unravel all” when cargo is deliberately damaged or lost, so that the cargo owner can recover for all losses caused, whether reasonably foreseeable or not? Does it matter if the claim is in negligence, conversion, damage to the reversionary interest or conspiracy and...

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Q&A with Jerome Siew, The Greater Goods Co.

The Greater Goods Co. is one the newest F&B additions to Maxwell Chambers. In conjunction with the cafe's soft opening on 18 October, we spoke to Jerome Siew, one of the team behind the cafe, to find out more.     Tell us more about your new café. The Greater Goods Co. is a cafe by day, bar by night. Aiming to bring a dash of fun into the area, our menu offers keto-friendly options for the health conscious as well as more indulgent sandwiches for those feeling naughty. Here at Maxwell Chambers, we know you guys take your caffeine seriously which is why we...

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Singapore’s Appeal as an Arbitration Venue

  With an increasing number of arbitral centres opening in Asia, arbitration professionals today have many more centres to consider. Yet, Singapore remains a world leader in dispute resolution, with parties continuing to choose Singapore as their preferred seat of arbitration. We list the primary reasons why:   Singapore is the top city for ICC Arbitrations in Asia According to ICC dispute resolution statistics, 2017 was the eighth year in which Singapore was ranked as ICC’s top arbitration seat in Asia.   Stable legal system based on English law There is strong legislative and judicial support for arbitration.   Strong international reputation of Singapore International Arbitration...

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Things to Consider when Choosing an Event Venue

With an array of choices in Singapore, deciding on an event venue for a corporate event can be a daunting task. We list down some considerations to bear in mind when selecting the right venue for your upcoming corporate function.   1. Nature of the event To start, what type of function are you looking to organise? Is it a seminar, workshop, training session, or networking event? Different venue types call for different room and seating arrangements. For instance, team-based training sessions may take place in a function room with cluster or classroom-shaped seating, whereas a formal cocktail networking event would require an...

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Event Recap: Impact of the recent changes to the SIAC Rules on Arbitration

Maxwell Chambers had the pleasure of hosting the talk, 'Impact of the recent changes to the SIAC Rules on Arbitration' by Paul Sandosham (Clifford Chance) as part of the LexisNexis talk series on 16 August 2018. We would like to thank all participants as well as LexisNexis Singapore for co-hosting! Photos courtesy of LexisNexis Singapore...

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Q&A with Jonathan Chua, Intern at Maxwell Chambers

Jonathan Chua, 21, joined Maxwell Chambers for an internship as part of his Diploma course in Infocomm and Network Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic. We spoke to him about his work achievements and experiences. Tell us more about what you did at Maxwell Chambers. I was involved in IT operations from April to August 2018. I was pretty much thrown into the deep end of the pool as the IT executive was about to go on extended leave, so I had to learn everything within that period. There were times when I had to work overtime. It was tiring but fun at the...

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Welcome to our new website!

We are pleased to officially launch the newly redesigned Maxwell Chambers website, http://maxwellchambers.com! Aside from a polished new look, the website features a streamlined, user-friendly and interactive design. It is also fully mobile-responsive, enabling you to navigate on your mobile devices with ease. What you will find: Detailed information on Maxwell Chambers and its tenants An enquiry page for hearings, corporate functions, tenancy, and general enquiries Information on our initiatives such as Maxwell Chambers Suites and Smart Maxwell A chat bot to assist with your queries Updated room photos and rates Upcoming events Photo and video gallery Media room and press releases And...

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Maxwell Chambers Innovates to Become World’s First Smart Hearing Facility

Maxwell Chambers, the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex, will soon also become the world’s first smart hearing facility, offering more convenient, secure and comfortable hearings for businesses, legal counsel, arbitrators and mediators, through the use of smart technology. The Smart Maxwell initiative includes smart booking, security, food and beverage, secretariat and concierge services, and a robot named “Max” to deliver files and food within the four-storey building. The initiative, supported by local enterprise development agency Enterprise Singapore, is also expected to generate more business opportunities for the legal industry in Singapore – which serves clients seeking dispute resolution at Maxwell...

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Strong Demand Drives Further Expansion At Maxwell Chambers, Boosting Singapore’s Position As Dispute Resolution Hub

The Ground-Breaking Ceremony of 28 Maxwell Road was held in the presence of over 70 leading dispute resolution practitioners on 22 June 2017. The event was graced by Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah S.C. During the ceremony, Ms Indranee also announced that the building on 28 Maxwell Road will be renamed ‘Maxwell Chambers Suites’. For more information, please refer to the press release here...

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