#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Albert Marsman, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Interview Series - Albert Marsman

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Albert Marsman, a partner in the international arbitration practice at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Based out of De Brauw's offices in Singapore, Albert has acted as counsel in international arbitrations under investment treaties, M&A and joint venture contracts, gas purchase agreements and other commercial contracts. He holds law degrees from Stanford Law School and Leiden University and is admitted to the Dutch and New York bars. Albert is currently lead counsel in four ICSID arbitrations and is representing Chinese, Singaporean, Indonesian, Korean and Central-Asian clients in disputes before different tribunals and courts. His book International Arbitration in the...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jaya Prakash

Interview Series - Jaya Prakash

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Jaya Prakash, an independent arbitrator and mediator. Before he became a full time arbitrator and mediator in 2018, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was made a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators in 2000 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2000. In recent years, Jaya has been sought as an arbitrator in commercial, transnational and maritime disputes. He is familiar with Singapore, English and Malaysian laws and has particular expertise in commercial and maritime law. He is on the Advisory Board for the...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg

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The team at Maxwell Chambers interviewed Mr Bernard Hanotiau, renowned arbitrator and partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg. Mr Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars, since 1976 and 1989 respectively. In 2001, he established a boutique law firm in Brussels concentrating on international arbitration and litigation. The firm has offices in Brussels and Singapore. Since 1978, Mr Hanotiau has been actively involved in international commercial arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in various parts of the world. He is the author of Complex Arbitrations: Multi-party, Multi-contract & Multi-issue, Kluwer, The Hague, 2006, second edition...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jern-Fei Ng QC, 7 Bedford Row; Temple Chambers

Interview Series - Jern-Fei Ng QC

Newly appointed to the board of Maxwell Chambers, Jern-Fei Ng QC answered #10QuestionsWithMaxwell, sharing his fondest memories of Maxwell Chambers, his thoughts about being appointed as Queen’s Counsel, the best work-related advice he had received, and more. Jern-Fei Ng QC is an experienced counsel specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, with 18 years’ experience appearing before courts and tribunals and sitting as arbitrator in different jurisdictions, including England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, BVI, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. In addition to being on the board of directors of Maxwell Chambers, Jern-Fei has also recently joined Temple Chambers in Hong Kong as an arbitrator....

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Qiyao Dong, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

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This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Qiyao Dong, Associate Legal Officer and Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Office in Singapore. She had worked at the office in Geneva for a number of years prior to taking up this position. Qiyao holds a PhD in Law from Queen Mary University of London, and a Master of Laws with honor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Since joining the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva in 2018, Qiyao has administrated a number of WIPO mediation and arbitration proceedings, involving parties from various jurisdictions, e.g. Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Interview Series - Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Legal Counsel and Representative of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Singapore. He manages the implementation of the PCA-Singapore host country agreement as well as the promotion of Singapore as a venue for international arbitration and PCA services throughout the region. Prior to his appointment as PCA Representative in Singapore, he headed the PCA’s office in Mauritius between 2016 and 2019. As Legal Counsel, Túlio acts as registrar and provides secretarial support to tribunals in interstate disputes, arbitrations under investment agreements, and contractual disputes. In this interview, Túlio shared his day-to-day routine, best...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Nadja Alexander, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Interview Series - Prof Nadja Alexander

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. The last #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview for #SCWeek2021 special issue features Prof Nadja Alexander, Professor of Law (Practice) and Academic Director of Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA). Nadja is an award winning author and educator, a conflict intervention professional, and an adviser on mediation policy to international bodies and national governments. She has worked in conflict resolution settings in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, and is recognized as a global thought leader in mediation (Who’s Who Legal). Nadja is a member of the International Advisory...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Katherine Yap, Maxwell Chambers

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. Our fourth #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue is Maxwell Chambers Chief Executive, Katherine Yap. Katherine joined Maxwell Chambers as the head of communications & customer relations and is part of the pioneering team that established Maxwell Chambers as the world's first integrated Alternative Dispute Resolution complex in 2009. She also oversaw the expansion of Maxwell Chambers to Maxwell Chambers Suites in 2019, strengthening Singapore's status as an ADR hub. Katherine further adds to her comprehensive portfolio in the ADR landscape through her certification as an Associate/ Family Mediator by the...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Chuan Wee Meng, Singapore International Mediation Centre

Interview Series - Chuan Wee Meng, SIMC

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. For the third #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue, we reached out to Chuan Wee Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). Prior to joining SIMC, Wee Meng served as General Counsel of IBM Greater China and Nortel Networks Asia Pacific over a period of more than 20 years. Leveraging on his deep regional experience, he leads SIMC to promote mediation to resolve complex, commercial cross-border disputes in Asia Pacific. In this interview, Wee Meng shared what the power of mediation is to him, key developments we can...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Joel Lee, Singapore International Mediation Institute

Interview Series - Prof Joel Lee

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. For the second #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue, we reached out to Prof Joel Lee, Chairman of Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). As a Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore (NUS), he co-pioneered the teaching of Negotiation and Mediation in the Singapore Universities and has played a significant role in furthering the development of mediation in Singapore. In this interview, Joel shared his teaching philosophy, what he think are the key ingredients to being a good negotiator/mediator, some advices to young individuals who are looking...

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