Season’s Greetings from Maxwell Chambers

Season's Greetings 2021

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!⠀ In this festive season, we wish you an abundance of joy and peace. May your holidays be filled with delicious food, great gifts and unlimited laughter through the New Year. We look forward to welcoming you in 2022! Christmas and New Year's operating hours:▪️ Our office will be closed from 3.00pm on 24 Dec 2021 and will reopen on 27 Dec 2021 at 8.30 am.▪️ Our office will be closed from 3.00pm on 31 Dec 2021 and will reopen on 3 Jan 2022 at 8.30 am. ...

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Maxwell Conversations: Good Faith in International Arbitration | 17 February 2022

Maxwell Conversations (17 Feb 2022)

The third session of Maxwell Conversations features prominent UK arbitrator, Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Moderated and hosted by Lawrence Teh, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration of Dentons, he will speak with Gary Born on the topic “Good Faith in International Arbitration”. The conversation will be joined by other prominent arbitrators.   Date:  17 February 2022 Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Singapore Time) | 11.00am – 12.30pm (London time) Registration: Click here to register   About Speakers GARY BORN Gary Born is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and the world’s pre-eminent...

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Maxwell Lectures: Musings of a Mediation Practitioner | 3 March 2022

Maxwell Lectures - Lim Tat

Called to the Singapore Bar in 1989, Tat is a Senior Weinstein Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is the founding partner of a law practice and a founding member of an international mediation practice. The spectrum of cases that he has been involved include court-annexed mediations, commercial mediations of litigated cases, cross border child abduction cases, matrimonial and medical disputes, and disputes involving communities and NGOs. During this webinar, Tat will reflect on lessons learnt from a selection of the cases that he was involved in the course of his journey as a...

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Maxwell Mentorship Programme (Technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution) | January – December 2022 Intake

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Maxwell Chambers is pleased to launch our inaugural Maxwell Mentorship Programme (Technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution). We would like to invite all law students (undergraduate / LL.M / JD students) in Singapore to join us in this programme. If you are interested in the field of dispute resolution and keen to explore a career in ADR, this programme will help you gain practical insights that will shape your professional development and expand your network. Applications are now open for January – December 2022 intake.   About the programme Maxwell Mentorship Programme is aimed at providing a platform for undergraduate and post graduate law...

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[Recap] Maxwell Lectures: Res judicata and the ‘could have been‘ claims

[Recap] Maxwell Lectures - Bernard Hanotiau

Maxwell Chambers successfully concluded Maxwell Lectures: Res judicata and the 'could have been' claims on 25 November 2021, featuring Prof Bernard Hanotiau from Hanotiau & van den Berg. The webinar reviewed all the major issues that 'Res judicata' raises, many of which do not receive a unanimous answer: in particular, what law should arbitrators apply when they are confronted to a res judicata issue - as is more often the case - under what conditions does res judicata apply; what is the scope of res judicata; and if an award is not res judicata, what value should be given to it...

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[Recap] Maxwell Conversations: Will Asia Change International Arbitration?

Maxwell Conversations (21 October 2021) - Recorded Session

Maxwell Chambers held its second session of Maxwell Conversations on 21 October 2021, discussing the topic "Will Asia Change International Arbitration?". The webinar was attended by more than 320 participants from over 40 countries. The panelists included Professor Julian Lew QC, Head of the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London, and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex, Sanjeev Kapoor, Vice President of ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Partner at Khaitan & Co, Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar & Centre Director at SIAC, and Nils Eliasson, Vice-Chair of HKIAC, Chairperson of HKIAC’s Proceedings Committee, and Partner at Shearman & Sterling....

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[Recap] Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement

Maxwell Lectures - 19 August 2021 (recap)

Maxwell Chambers successfully concluded Maxwell Lectures: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement on 19 August 2021, featuring Dr. Winnie Jo-Mei Ma from The Arbitration Chambers. This webinar explored the sources and causes of the incessant inconsistency and intricacy in judicial determination of the law governing the arbitration agreement. Alleviating the current uncertainty demands concerted efforts by the parties to expressly specify the law governing their arbitration agreement, as well as by legislatures and arbitral institutions to provide for default choice of law.   Highlights from the Poll Results: (1) If (a) the parties have not expressly chosen any law for...

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[Recap] Maxwell Conversations: Lawrence Teh speaks with Lucy Reed

Maxwell Conversations - Session 1 - Recap

Maxwell Chambers successfully concluded the inaugural Maxwell Conversations in July 2021. In the first series of Maxwell Conversations, Maxwell Chambers partnered with Lawrence Teh, a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore, who spoke with prominent US arbitrator and President of ICCA, Prof Lucy Reed on the topic “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?”. The session was also joined by Yasmine Lahlou, an editor of the ICCA Right to a Physical Hearing Project and Chiann Bao, a leading arbitrator. In the session, these main points were covered: At what...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Mark Johnston QC, Maxwell 42

Interview Series - Mark Johnston

Recently appointed as Queen’s Counsel, Mark Johnston QC shared with us his thoughts on receiving the title, influential figures in his career, the best work-related advice he had received, and more in #10QuestionsWithMaxwell. Mark is presently an International Arbitration Counsel at Maxwell 42. He has appeared as a leading counsel in numerous arbitrations in London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and worked as counsel on international arbitrations in Dubai, Spain and in the UK. Before being called to the independent Bar in April 2007, Mark worked as a lawyer for the Commonwealth Government and for a top-tier international law firm. He was...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prem Gurbani, Independent Arbitrator

Interview Series - Prem Gurbani

The next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Prem Gurbani, an independent arbitrator, mediator and counsel. He is also presently a Director at the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Prem has been in continuous practice since being admitted to the Singapore Bar in January 1978. He founded Gurbani & Co., a maritime and commercial law practice in Singapore, and was formerly a Consultant in the same firm. Prem is involved in litigious and non-litigious aspects of maritime law and international trade including ship sale and purchase, ship financing, marine insurance, collisions at sea and carriage of goods by sea. He has been consistently named as one of...

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