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 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 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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[Article] Singapore ready to become global arbitration hub (In-House Community)

Article first published in In-House Community September 2021 Dispute Resolution Report. Download PDF version here - In House Community Mag Dispute Resolution Report Sep21 IHC Mag [gallery columns="1" size="full" link="none" ids="7192,7191,7190,7189,7188,7187"]                                                              ...

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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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Maxwell Chambers welcomes Shae Teo

On behalf of the Board and team, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Shae Teo, who joins Maxwell Chambers as the Deputy Chief Executive on 17 May 2021. Shae will be joining me and the team to spearhead the next digital transformation milestone of Maxwell Chambers. With Shae’s addition, we will continue to engage and collaborate with our partners and stakeholders in the ADR community. Prior to joining Maxwell Chambers, Shae was with a global leader in legal technology. She also held leadership positions at an Australian legal solutions company. Shae brings experience, a proven track record of success...

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[Interview] Daryl Chew speaks with CNA938 Singapore Today: The changing ADR landscape in light of the pandemic

Singapore has established itself as one of the leading alternative dispute centres in the world, alongside London and Hong Kong. How has the Alternative Dispute Resolution scene been affected by COVID-19? Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Daryl Chew, spoke with Melanie Oliverio and Lance Alexander, hosts of CNA 938 “Singapore Today”. We summarise the key points from the interview. How has the pandemic changed the alternative dispute resolution landscape and Singapore’s international role in ADR? The pandemic has been a catalyst for change on many fronts. It has created an increased reliance on technology, the adoption of new tools, processes and mind-sets. All these...

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[Podcast] The Port of Call for Settling Disputes – Adrian Tan, a Member of the Board of Directors of Maxwell Chambers speaks with In House Warrior

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Adrian Tan, a member of our Board of Directors, was a guest speaker on In House Warrior, a daily podcast produced by the Corporate Counsel Business Journal with host Richard Levick of LEVICK. In this episode, Adrian shares more on dispute resolution, the challenges of Covid, the bias of AI, hybrid models and the importance of human connection in resolving disputes. Listen to the full podcast below: ...

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