The Virtual Hearing Experience at Maxwell Chambers

Dear Legal Practitioners, In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, we are pleased to offer virtual ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow legal teams to minimise disruptions to their case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. Maxwell Chambers is also working with reputable partners to provide clients with necessary assistance to conduct effective and efficient hearings with a full suite of services, including remote transcription, interpretation and digital hearing solutions. Our full suite of services includes: state-of-the-art video conferencing platforms that prioritise privacy, security and confidentiality; collaboration with reputable partners to offer a full range of hearing-related...

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How to Ensure a Smooth Virtual Hearing Experience?

In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, Maxwell Chambers is pleased to offer virtual ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow legal teams to minimise disruptions to their case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. Check out these useful tips below when preparing for a virtual hearing.   ...

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Global Arbitration Review Highlights Successful Virtual Hearing at Maxwell Chambers

Recently, Maxwell Chambers held a successful virtual hearing that was featured by the Global Arbitration Review. Here are some testimonials from our clients: Mr Timothy Cooke, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Sole Arbitrator tells GAR: “Our experience of holding a virtual hearing from Maxwell Chambers was a very positive one. The hearing required simultaneous attendance from people across three continents and the presentation of witnesses in different languages. The video conferencing facilities operated without difficulty and with very minimal time lag. This was impressive given that at one point we had counsel in England cross examining a witness in Australia with the tribunal and...

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Update on Virtual ADR Hearings at Maxwell Chambers

As part of our business continuity plan during the COVID-19 crisis, Maxwell Chambers will still be accepting and accommodating virtual hearings during this period, amidst the implementation of the extended circuit breaker measures from 7 April till 1 June 2020. While our facilities will be closed, Maxwell Chambers will remain fully operational as all staff will be telecommuting and will be able to assist you with your queries. Virtual hearings will be held remotely and all parties such as clients, arbitrators and staff need not be physically present at Maxwell Chambers for the hearings to proceed. To make the transition to our...

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Update on Enhanced Operations at Maxwell Chambers

In light of the recent COVID-19 developments, Maxwell Chambers is fully committed with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) latest circuit breaker measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19. We have since decided to take further steps to partially suspend our operations with immediate effect from 7 April onwards. Our facility will be closed from 7 April to 4 May 2020 as we do our part to fight the pandemic and to take more measures to safeguard the well-being of our clients, stakeholders and staff. Hence, we will be suspending all our hearings and usage of our facilities, including Maxwell Chambers Suites....

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Maxwell Chambers Offers Virtual ADR Hearing Solutions

In view of recent events, we are pleased to announce that Maxwell Chambers is now offering virtual ADR solutions to help legal teams minimise any disruptions to their case proceedings and achieve planned timelines. Maxwell Chambers has collaborated with Opus 2 to offer an integrated platform for case preparation and connected hearing room services to the parties and tribunals. The secure cloud-based platform will enable you to access your materials from anywhere and collaborate online in a single connected environment. This will enable parties to work around current travel restrictions. Singapore-based parties will be able to book a hearing room at Maxwell...

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Q&A with Dr Donald Charett, Arbitrator and Author

Dr Donald Charrett is a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Board Member and Member of the Victorian Bar. He was Editor of the new book, The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. Maxwell Chambers spoke to Dr Charrett on the application of the contracts in construction law, the process of obtaining information on various jurisdictions, his own professional background, and more. Read on to find out: 1.         Tell us more about your new book, The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. The book provides guidance on the specific legal requirements of using FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books in eighteen jurisdictions in the Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Middle...

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Precautionary measures in response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

LATEST UPDATE In light of COVID-2019 [DORSCON level Orange], we have put in place the following precautionary measures: Self-Declaration and Temperature Screening All visitors, contractors and workers, including delivery and dispatch staff, will be required to complete a health & travel declaration form and temperature screening upon arrival. Guests and staff found to have a temperature of 37.6C and above will be denied entry. We urge guests to be vigilant, observe good personal hygiene and to seek medical attention immediately if unwell. Maxwell Chambers employees, including outsourced vendors, will be required to take their temperature at least twice a day. Staff who are...

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Q&A With Vadim, Owner of Fusion Dumplings

We are pleased to announce the opening of the newest F&B addition to Maxwell Chambers, Fusion Dumplings! The cafe specialises in Russian / Ukrainian-style dumplings and savouries, dessert and barista-made coffee. We spoke to the owner, Vadim, to find out more about their unique food offerings. How did Pelmeni House/Fusion Dumplings come about in Singapore? We have been living here for more than 15 years and sharing our food with friends for eight years. We decided to share our menu and dishes with the public after receiving positive feedback from our friends and colleagues. Singapore is not only a hub for finance, shipping and...

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10 Years of Maxwell – Looking back on the past decade

Maxwell Chambers officially opened its doors on 21 January 2010 as an arbitration centre in Singapore’s central business district. We have come a long way since then, having grown to consistently rank as among the top four Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres worldwide. As we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Maxwell Chambers this year, we recap the most significant events in our decade-long history: 1. The Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Maxwell Chambers officially opened on 21 January 2010. The former Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Mr Chelva Rajah SC, delivered the opening remarks. This was followed by the opening speech by the Guest of...

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