How have Virtual Hearings changed the ADR Landscape?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tUof-GKyQg&t=1s Want to know how have Virtual Hearings changed the ADR landscape? Hear from Ms Katherine Yap, Chief Executive, Maxwell Chambers, and Mr Timothy Cooke, Arbitrator, Stephenson Harwood LLP as they share more about virtual hearings and how Maxwell Chambers is assisting clients to achieve a positive and seamless virtual hearing experience. For more information on the virtual hearing experience at Maxwell Chambers, read more at https://www.maxwellchambers.com/ To book a virtual hearing with us, email [email protected] or call 6595 9010. Video Clips Credit: Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration...

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Arbitrators team up to create resource centre for sharing know-how on remote hearings

Clyde & Co partner secures backing from leading arbitrators and institutions to launch Virtual Arbitration site Leading arbitration institutions have joined forces to create an online resource — Virtual Arbitration —  with the aim of sharing best practice on conducting web-based arbitrations using online technology. The initiative is being led by Ben Knowles, Clyde & Co’s co-chair of international arbitration, and is funded by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Dispute Resolution Centre. The move echoes the launch of an international initiative in March led by leading legal futurologist Professor Richard Susskind to share know how on the use...

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Recap: SCMA Live Webinar: Legal Commercial and Practical Perspectives on Virtual Arbitration Hearings

Watch the full webinar at: SCMA Webinar: Legal, Commercial and Practical Perspectives on Virtual Arbitration Hearings On Friday, 29 May 2020, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) hosted its inaugural webinar on the topic of “Legal, Commercial and Practical Perspectives on Virtual Arbitration Hearings". The webinar was attended by over 120 participants and many participants asked the panelists many questions relating to virtual hearings.  The webinar was moderated by Mr Punit Oza, Executive Director, SCMA, and featured panelists such as Mr Amitabh Jha, Chief - Strategic Procurement, Tata Steel, Global Procurement, Mr Nick Fell, EVP, Corporate Services & General Counsel, BW...

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Leading ADR-service rivals from England, Singapore, and Canada launch International Arbitration Centre Alliance

LONDON, SINGAPORE, TORONTO—Three leading international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) hearing centres have joined forces to form the International Arbitration Centre Alliance (IACA). The alliance firms are Arbitration Place of Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) of London, UK; and Maxwell Chambers of Singapore. Their unprecedented global collaboration of physical, technical, and professional resources is aimed at reducing the distance, time-zone, and countless other challenges associated with planning and conducting international arbitration hearings and ADR proceedings during these extraordinary times— and in the “new normal” that will be with us for some time. In a joint statement,...

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Global Arbitration Review Highlights Successful Virtual Hearing at Maxwell Chambers

Recently, Maxwell Chambers held a successful virtual hearing that was featured by the Global Arbitration Review. Here are some testimonials from our clients: Mr Timothy Cooke, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Sole Arbitrator tells GAR: “Our experience of holding a virtual hearing from Maxwell Chambers was a very positive one. The hearing required simultaneous attendance from people across three continents and the presentation of witnesses in different languages. The video conferencing facilities operated without difficulty and with very minimal time lag. This was impressive given that at one point we had counsel in England cross examining a witness in Australia with the tribunal and...

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Update on Virtual ADR Hearings at Maxwell Chambers

As part of our business continuity plan during the COVID-19 crisis, Maxwell Chambers will still be accepting and accommodating virtual hearings during this period, amidst the implementation of the extended circuit breaker measures from 7 April till 1 June 2020. While our facilities will be closed, Maxwell Chambers will remain fully operational as all staff will be telecommuting and will be able to assist you with your queries. Virtual hearings will be held remotely and all parties such as clients, arbitrators and staff need not be physically present at Maxwell Chambers for the hearings to proceed. To make the transition to our...

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Update on Enhanced Operations at Maxwell Chambers

In light of the recent COVID-19 developments, Maxwell Chambers is fully committed with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) latest circuit breaker measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19. We have since decided to take further steps to partially suspend our operations with immediate effect from 7 April onwards. Our facility will be closed from 7 April to 4 May 2020 as we do our part to fight the pandemic and to take more measures to safeguard the well-being of our clients, stakeholders and staff. Hence, we will be suspending all our hearings and usage of our facilities, including Maxwell Chambers Suites....

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Precautionary measures in response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

LATEST UPDATE In light of COVID-2019 [DORSCON level Orange], we have put in place the following precautionary measures: Self-Declaration and Temperature Screening All visitors, contractors and workers, including delivery and dispatch staff, will be required to complete a health & travel declaration form and temperature screening upon arrival. Guests and staff found to have a temperature of 37.6C and above will be denied entry. We urge guests to be vigilant, observe good personal hygiene and to seek medical attention immediately if unwell. Maxwell Chambers employees, including outsourced vendors, will be required to take their temperature at least twice a day. Staff who are...

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Maxwell Chambers Turns 10!

On this day a decade ago, Maxwell Chambers officially opened! The Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony was Former Senior Minister S Jayakumar. The event was was held in conjunction with the inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Forum (SIAF), which took place on 22 January 2010. [gallery columns="2" size="full" link="none" ids="5323,5322,5321,5320,5324,5325"] Keep a look out for updates as we commemorate 10 years of Maxwell Chambers this year. #MaxwellChambers #10YearsofMaxwell   ...

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