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 Charrett, Arbitrator and Author

Dr Donald Charrett is a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Board Member and Member of the Victorian Bar. He is editor of the 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. 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 East, Europe and South America. The...

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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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Maxwell Chambers Turns 10!

On this day a decade ago, Maxwell Chambers officially opened! The Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony was Former Senior Minister S Jayakumar. The event was was held in conjunction with the inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Forum (SIAF), which took place on 22 January 2010. [gallery columns="2" size="full" link="none" ids="5323,5322,5321,5320,5324,5325"] Keep a look out for updates as we commemorate 10 years of Maxwell Chambers this year. #MaxwellChambers #10YearsofMaxwell   ...

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Season’s Greetings from Maxwell Chambers

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Maxwell Chambers! Wishing you a wonderful festive season and a New Year filled with happiness. Operating hours during festive period: 25 Dec 2019 (Christmas): 24 Dec 19: 8:30am – 3pm. 25 Dec 19: Closed. 26 Dec 19: 8:30am – 6pm1 Jan 2020 (New Year’s Day): 31 Dec 19: 8:30am – 3pm. 1 Jan 20: Closed. 2 Jan 20: 8:30am – 6pm ...

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ACICA and CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference

The ACICA and CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference will launch Australian Arbitration Week 2019. The conference will feature speakers from five continents and 15 jurisdictions including members from the judiciary, government, academia in addition to esteemed practitioners. Maxwell Chambers is pleased to be a sponsor for the event. For more info, visit this page. Date: 18 November 2019 Location: The Westin, Brisbane, Australia Time: 9am to 8pm ...

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