[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

Adrian Tan_Podcast with In House Warrior

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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Recap: Maxwell Chambers & Opus 2 Webinar: From virtual to hybrid – navigating arbitration hearings after COVID-19

Maxwell Chambers and Opus 2 held our first webinar together "From virtual to hybrid -navigating arbitration hearings after COVID-19" on 26 August 2020 with five esteemed industry representatives. The speakers were Mr Timothy Cooke, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Mr Simon C. Milnes, Counsel and Arbitrator, Twenty Essex,  Mr Chan Leng Sun, SC, Senior Counsel and Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore), Ms Katherine Yap, Chief Executive, Maxwell Chambers, and Ms Katie-Beth Jones, Senior Business Development Consultant, Opus 2. It was an insightful and informative session where the speakers gave their views and discussed how Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was moving from virtual...

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Maxwell Chambers & Opus 2 Webinar: From virtual to hybrid – navigating arbitration hearings after COVID-19

Want to know more about virtual and hybrid hearings? Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 4 PM (SGT), as five esteemed industry representatives from Stephenson Harwood, Twenty Essex, Essex Court Chambers Duxton, Maxwell Chambers and Opus 2, sit for a #CoffeeChat to share insights and best practices to help you navigate through a new era of arbitration hearings post-COVID-19. Register now via https://opus2.co/33Zjspa ...

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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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Q&A with Dr Donald Charrett, Arbitrator and Author

Dr Donald Charrett is a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Board Member and Member of the Victorian Bar. He is editor of the book, The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. Maxwell Chambers spoke to Dr Charrett on the application of the contracts in construction law, the process of obtaining information on various jurisdictions, his own professional background, and more. 1.         Tell us more about your new book, The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. The book provides guidance on the specific legal requirements of using FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books in eighteen jurisdictions in the Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America. The...

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Q&A With Vadim, Owner of Fusion Dumplings

We are pleased to announce the opening of the newest F&B addition to Maxwell Chambers, Fusion Dumplings! The cafe specialises in Russian / Ukrainian-style dumplings and savouries, dessert and barista-made coffee. We spoke to the owner, Vadim, to find out more about their unique food offerings. How did Pelmeni House/Fusion Dumplings come about in Singapore? We have been living here for more than 15 years and sharing our food with friends for eight years. We decided to share our menu and dishes with the public after receiving positive feedback from our friends and colleagues. Singapore is not only a hub for finance, shipping and...

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10 Years of Maxwell – Looking back on the past decade

Maxwell Chambers officially opened its doors on 21 January 2010 as an arbitration centre in Singapore’s central business district. We have come a long way since then, having grown to consistently rank as among the top four Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres worldwide. As we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Maxwell Chambers this year, we recap the most significant events in our decade-long history: 1. The Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Maxwell Chambers officially opened on 21 January 2010. The former Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Mr Chelva Rajah SC, delivered the opening remarks. This was followed by the opening speech by the Guest of...

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Event Recap: Maxwell Chambers Suites officially opens

The conserved building at 28 Maxwell Road has undergone many changes since it was first built in 1928 as a Police Barracks by the British colonial government. In 2005, the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore moved into the building and gave it a coat of red paint. After two years of restoration and refurbishment works, it officially opened as Maxwell Chambers Suites on 8 August 2019. The Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Suites was one of the highlights of the momentous Singapore Convention Week, which marked the signing of the United Nations Singapore Convention on Mediation, the first United Nations treaty named after...

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Highlight Video: Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Suites, 8 Aug 2019

Watch the Highlights of the Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Suites on 8 August 2019! The new premises was officially opened by Law Minister Mr K Shanmugam, SC as well as our Chairman, Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC. With the expanded Maxwell Chambers, Singapore strengthens its position as an internationally acclaimed dispute resolution hub. ...

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