Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Lex Constructionis – or My Country’s Rules?

We were delighted to have Dr Donald Charrett as the speaker for our very first Maxwell Lectures webinar, Lex Constructionis – or My Country’s Rules? on 10 September 2020. Dr Charrett spoke on the topic of construction law and the current trends in the industry, especially in light of Covid-19. Dr Charrett is a Barrister and practices in construction law as an Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Mediator and Member of Dispute Boards. He is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators and an accredited FIDIC Trainer. As a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University, he co-presents a Master’s course in international...

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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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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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Media Event: 50 Students From 13 Schools Appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors

Some 50 students from 13 schools will be appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors to high-level international delegations visiting Singapore in August to witness the signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. This was announced on 18 June by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) at the launch of the Singapore Convention Youth Involvement Programme at Maxwell Chambers. Under this programme, the 17 to 18-year-old students will host guided tours around key places of interest. On 8th August, the students will lead foreign delegates on tours of Maxwell Chambers and its expansion, Maxwell Chambers Suites, which will hold its Grand Opening on the same...

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Media Event: Works on Maxwell Chambers Suites Completed

On 14 May 2019, the Ministry of Law announced that it has completed the refurbishment of the conserved building at 28 Maxwell Road, renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites. The restored building will be given a new lease of life as a dispute resolution complex to meet growing demand for dispute resolution services in Asia and further boost Singapore’s position as an international dispute resolution hub. The press conference featured a panel including Mr Han Kok Juan, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law (who also led the refurbishment committee), as well as Singapore architect Mr Mok Wei Wei and heritage conservation expert Mr Ho...

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