Q&A with Dr Donald Charett, Arbitrator and Author

Dr Donald Charrett is a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Board Member and Member of the Victorian Bar. He was Editor of the new 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. Read on to find out: 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...

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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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Event Recap: Maxwell Lectures – Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

We were delighted to have esteemed International Arbitrator Sir Jeremy Cooke (7 King's Bench Walk and Singapore International Commercial Court) as the speaker for our very first Maxwell Lectures seminar in 2019, Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty. With his years of experience in shipping law, Sir Jeremy Cooke discussed the issue of fraud in the deliberate loss or damage of cargo for the purpose of claims - a topic of particular interest to legal professionals in maritime arbitration. We would like to thank Sir Jeremy Cooke for taking the time to share his expertise as well as all in attendance!       ...

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Event Recap: Maxwell Lectures – From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution

We had a full house for our 13 December seminar, From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution - Impact of technology on dispute resolution and lawyering. The seminar comprised of a panel discussion with Prof. Steve Ngo (Asian Arbitration & ADR Alliance), Mr Aloysius Wee (Managing Partner, Aquinas Law Alliance LLP) and Ms Shae Teo (Director of Singapore, Law In Order). The three industry professionals each shared their views pertaining to the use of technology in their respective areas of expertise. We would like to offer our utmost thanks to the three speakers, as well as all attendees for their presence!             ...

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Q&A with Jerome Siew, The Greater Goods Co.

The Greater Goods Co. is one the newest F&B additions to Maxwell Chambers. In conjunction with the cafe's soft opening on 18 October, we spoke to Jerome Siew, one of the team behind the cafe, to find out more.     Tell us more about your new café. The Greater Goods Co. is a cafe by day, bar by night. Aiming to bring a dash of fun into the area, our menu offers keto-friendly options for the health conscious as well as more indulgent sandwiches for those feeling naughty. Here at Maxwell Chambers, we know you guys take your caffeine seriously which is why we...

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