[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Ban Jiun Ean, Singapore Mediation Centre

Interview Series - Ban Jiun Ean

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. For the first #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue, we reached out to Ban Jiun Ean, Executive Director of Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). A former policymaker at the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) for 9 years since 2001, Jiun Ean's works focuses on the development of Singapore's alternative dispute resolution (ADR) industry. His firm belief in the value of mediation of dispute resolution mechanism is rooted in his work for MinLaw's Community Mediation Centres. Jiun Ean was also the founding Chief Executive of Maxwell Chambers between 2010 to 2015, during which he...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Dato’ Jude P. Benny, JPB Arbitration Chambers

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This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features a prominent figure in the ADR space. He is none other than Dato' Jude P. Benny. Dato’ Benny is one of the founding partners of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP (JTJB) and has since been the architect of the firm’s growth. Over the years, he has developed the firm's shipping and admiralty practice into one of the largest in Singapore, and the first to have a global network covering Greece, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan. Over his 33 years of practice, Dato’ Benny has acquired extensive experience as both arbitration counsel and arbitrator in a wide area of...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Delphine Loo Tan, The Law Society of Singapore

Interview Series - Delphine Loo Tan, The Law Society of Singapore

The team at Maxwell Chambers had the honour to sit down for an interview with Delphine Loo Tan, Chief Executive Officer of The Law Society of Singapore. 7 years ago, Delphine joined The Law Society of Singapore as the Director, Representation and Law Reform. She worked on a flexi-work basis for 2 to 3 years before switching to full-time and was later appointed the CEO of the organisation. In this interview, she shared with us a leadership lesson she learnt that’s unique to being a female leader, advice to aspiring individuals who might want to pursue a legal profession, her favorite...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jeremy Heng, The Tipsy Tavern

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In this week’s interview, we reached out to Jeremy Heng, Co-Owner & Resident Mixologist of The Tipsy Tavern, located at Maxwell Chambers. He has close to 10 years of F&B experience under his belt, working as an Operations Ninja at Elite Bar Solutions and has even done a short 2-year stint with William Grant & Sons as a Whisky specialist. We find out more about the founding story of The Tipsy Tavern, the food and cuisine they serve, Jeremy's personal favourite in their menu and more.   Q: How was The Tipsy Tavern founded? Tell us the founding story. A: My partner and I...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Mee Foo Moh

Interview Series - Mee Foo Moh

We had the opportunity to interview one of Maxwell Chamber's Board of Directors, Mee Foo Moh. She is a Senior Consultant with the Singapore office of Luther LLP Law Firm. She also sits as nominee director in various European companies. Mee Foo has significant global legal experience obtained from private and in-house practice, acting for private as well as public listed companies that operate in highly regulated industries operating in Asia, Middle East and Africa. She has also led significant M&A transactions focusing on deal structuring and execution, which included new market entries and country exits. She was the first woman...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Hazel Tang

Interview Series - Hazel Tang

Our next interviewee is an accredited mediator in Singapore and Shanghai, as well as an arbitrator with leading arbitration institutions. She is none other than Hazel Tang, a Counsel at International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Prior to joining ICC, she was a Centre Director at Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and a Partner at Rajah & Tann Asia. Hazel’s experience in practice spans across the areas of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, negotiation and mediation, with focus in the construction and infrastructure industry. Hazel also regularly conducts seminars, conferences and in-house trainings for multinational companies, and statutory bodies on risk prevention and mitigation. In this interview, we find...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jakob Ragnwaldh

Interview Series - Jakob Ragnwaldh

In this week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell, we interviewed Jakob Ragnwaldh, a partner in Mannheimer Swartling’s dispute resolution group. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the former Chairman of the Executive Board of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA). Currently based in Singapore, Jakob has acted in cases involving the laws of Sweden, Finland, China, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Italy, Albania and the United States. He has extensive experience in complex international arbitration matters and his expertise covers a wide...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Lim Tat

Interview Series - Lim Tat

Our next guest comes with over three decades of experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and collaborative practices, receiving appointments as mediator, arbitrator, chairman of tribunals and expert on Singapore law in foreign proceedings. He is none other than Lim Tat, founding partner of Aequitas Law LLP and Maxwell Mediators, and chairman of Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore). He heads his firm’s dispute resolution practice based in Singapore and has received accolades and awards for its mediation and civil litigation practice. We had the opportunity to interview Tat to find out more about how he first got involved in dispute resolution practices,...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Punit Oza

Interview Series - Punit Oza

Well-known in the Singapore maritime community, with over two decades of commercial experience in dry bulk shipping, our next guest shares with us his passion for maritime law and his insights in the ADR industry. He is none other than Punit Oza, Executive Director of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). Punit took the helm only last year, but he is no doubt a great fit for the position. He has a vast amount of experience working extensively in Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore, with companies such as Noble Chartering, Astra Shipping, Aries Shipbroking and Torvald Klaveness. We had the opportunity...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: David Bateson

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Building his reputation internationally for his work as an arbitrator, our next guest interviewee comes with extensive experience acting in arbitrations across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Currently based in Singapore, David Bateson comes with a vast amount of experience specialising in dispute resolution, including arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Before he joined 39 Essex Chambers, he began his career in Hong Kong, representing Denton Hall & Burgin in 1980, Mallesons Stephen Jacques from 1990 to 2012 and King & Wood Mallesons from 2012 to 2015. With over 35 years in practice, David has made a name for himself...

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