Singapore, Japan Holds First High-Level Joint Legal Conference

1.               Singapore and Japan held their first high-level joint legal conference in Tokyo, Japan today. The conference was organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA). 2.               The conference brought together more than 200 government officials, legal and dispute resolution practitioners, in-house counsel, business executives and academics from Singapore and Japan, to discuss how they could work together to seize business opportunities presented by the rise of Asia, technology and potential for new cross-border strategic partnerships. 3.               Japanese companies are one of the major users of Singapore’s dispute resolution services. Caseload is expected to grow, as...

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Singapore, China to set up international panel of mediators for Belt and Road projects

On 24 January 2019, the China-Singapore International Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference took place in Beijing to support the development of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and advance China-Singapore cooperation in international commercial legal services. Organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Singapore Ministry of Law, the organisation of the conference was supported by the CCPIT Legal Affairs Department, the CCPIT Mediation Centre, and Maxwell Chambers. It was attended by around 250 government officials, legal and dispute resolution practitioners, in-house counsels and C-suite executives from Singapore and China. The Conference also saw the signing of a Memorandum...

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First High Level International Dispute Resolution Conference to Strengthen China-Singapore Cooperation in Legal Services

1.               The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Singapore Ministry of Law co-organised the first China-Singapore International Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference on Thursday, 24 January 2019 in Beijing, China, to support the development of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and further China-Singapore cooperation in legal services. 2.               Over 300 government officials, business executives, legal practitioners and academics from China and Singapore attended the one-day conference. Participants explored new opportunities for legal services under the BRI and discussed how China and Singapore could work together to help business resolve commercial disputes more effectively through the use...

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Maxwell Chambers Innovates to Become World’s First Smart Hearing Facility

Maxwell Chambers, the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex, will soon also become the world’s first smart hearing facility, offering more convenient, secure and comfortable hearings for businesses, legal counsel, arbitrators and mediators, through the use of smart technology. The Smart Maxwell initiative includes smart booking, security, food and beverage, secretariat and concierge services, and a robot named “Max” to deliver files and food within the four-storey building. The initiative, supported by local enterprise development agency Enterprise Singapore, is also expected to generate more business opportunities for the legal industry in Singapore – which serves clients seeking dispute resolution at Maxwell...

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Strong Demand Drives Further Expansion At Maxwell Chambers, Boosting Singapore’s Position As Dispute Resolution Hub

The Ground-Breaking Ceremony of 28 Maxwell Road was held in the presence of over 70 leading dispute resolution practitioners on 22 June 2017. The event was graced by Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah S.C. During the ceremony, Ms Indranee also announced that the building on 28 Maxwell Road will be renamed ‘Maxwell Chambers Suites’. For more information, please refer to the press release here...

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Maxwell Chambers Lauded As A Hearing Centre

In Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Hearing Centres Survey (2016), survey respondents remarked that Maxwell Chambers “stands out for the variety of room sizes, layouts to choose from, good natural lighting, easy availability and user-friendliness,“ and its “24-hour availability and holistic support“. It was also found that Maxwell Chambers is ranked second for most of the key factors respondents look out for in choosing a hearing centre, such as location, IT services, and helpfulness of staff. Additionally, Maxwell Chambers came up in second place for its perceived value of money relative to other centres and hotels. This survey is part of GAR’s Guide to...

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Maxwell Chambers Wins Architectural Heritage Award

In October 2012, Maxwell Chambers was conferred an Architectural Heritage Award from the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) of Singapore for heritage building conservation and restoration. URA noted that the former Customs House building, which was built in the 1930s, had been “impressively refurbished” through an “intriguing fusion of old and new”. The building was gazetted as a conservation building by the URA in 2007, and marked as the 88th historic site in Singapore by the National Heritage Board in 2010....

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