#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jakob Ragnwaldh

Interview Series - Jakob Ragnwaldh

In this week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell, we interviewed Jakob Ragnwaldh, a partner in Mannheimer Swartling’s dispute resolution group. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the former Chairman of the Executive Board of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA). Currently based in Singapore, Jakob has acted in cases involving the laws of Sweden, Finland, China, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Italy, Albania and the United States. He has extensive experience in complex international arbitration matters and his expertise covers a wide...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Lim Tat

Interview Series - Lim Tat

Our next guest comes with over three decades of experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and collaborative practices, receiving appointments as mediator, arbitrator, chairman of tribunals and expert on Singapore law in foreign proceedings. He is none other than Lim Tat, founding partner of Aequitas Law LLP and Maxwell Mediators, and chairman of Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore). He heads his firm’s dispute resolution practice based in Singapore and has received accolades and awards for its mediation and civil litigation practice. We had the opportunity to interview Tat to find out more about how he first got involved in dispute resolution practices,...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Punit Oza

Interview Series - Punit Oza

Well-known in the Singapore maritime community, with over two decades of commercial experience in dry bulk shipping, our next guest shares with us his passion for maritime law and his insights in the ADR industry. He is none other than Punit Oza, Executive Director of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). Punit took the helm only last year, but he is no doubt a great fit for the position. He has a vast amount of experience working extensively in Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore, with companies such as Noble Chartering, Astra Shipping, Aries Shipbroking and Torvald Klaveness. We had the opportunity...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Thomas Choong, Xi Yan

In this week's interview, we reached out to Thomas Choong, one of the partners of Xi Yan.  Xi Yan is one of the pioneers in Singapore's private dining scene, serving some of the best and innovative Chinese cuisine in Singapore.  Xi Yan @ Maxwell is located at Maxwell Chamber Suites. We find out more about the story behind Xi Yan, their upcoming developments, what Thomas does during the weekend and more.   Q: How did Xi Yan come about in Singapore? A: The founders of Xi Yan first originated contemporary Chinese private dining in Hong Kong back in 2000 with huge success and decided...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: David Bateson

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Building his reputation internationally for his work as an arbitrator, our next guest interviewee comes with extensive experience acting in arbitrations across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Currently based in Singapore, David Bateson comes with a vast amount of experience specialising in dispute resolution, including arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Before he joined 39 Essex Chambers, he began his career in Hong Kong, representing Denton Hall & Burgin in 1980, Mallesons Stephen Jacques from 1990 to 2012 and King & Wood Mallesons from 2012 to 2015. With over 35 years in practice, David has made a name for himself...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Michael Lee

Interview Series - Michael Lee

Our next guest is needless to say, a veteran in international arbitration. With over 30 years experience of practising commercial litigation in the English High Court and international arbitration, as well as coordinating and overseeing overseas litigation, he has served as a member of the tribunal in over 150 international arbitrations administered under the rules of various international arbitration institutions. He is none other than Michael Lee, an arbitrator at Twenty Essex. Michael shared with us one memorable case he handled, what he would say to his younger self, his favourite Singaporean food and more!   Read his full interview with the team...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: George Lim SC

Interview Series - George Lim SC

Following the launch of our #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series, our next guest plays a large role in Asia's mediation scene. The second guest is none other than George Lim SC, Chairman of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). George shared with us some of the highlights throughout his career as a mediator, his advice to young lawyers trying to get into the field of mediation, what he likes to do during his past time and more.   Read his full interview with the team below:   Q: What do you think makes a successful mediator?  A: For me, apart from having people and problem solving skills, a successful...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Lawrence Boo

Interview Series - Prof Lawrence Boo

Maxwell Chambers launches a brand new social media project, #10QuestionswithMaxwell, seeking to understanding more about our interviewee through their insights on the ADR industry, their memories of Maxwell Chambers and more. Our first guest is none other than Prof Lawrence Boo, Head of Chambers at The Arbitration Chambers and Board of Directors at Maxwell Chambers. Prof Boo shared with the team about the changing landscape of arbitration, his advice to young lawyers trying to get into the field of arbitration, his early memories of 28 Maxwell Road (used to be the Traffic Police HQ) and more.   Read his full interview with the...

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