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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Virtual Hearing FAQs

What is a virtual hearing? A virtual hearing is a hearing conducted by audio-visual means, where cases take place without the need for participants to attend the hearing in person. What do I need to access a virtual hearing? You will require a laptop with a webcam and microphone function, and earphones with a microphone function to facilitate this video-conferencing. The device must be connected to a stable and high-speed internet connection to ensure good video quality. An invitation link will be sent to the respective party's email, which they can click to connect to the virtual hearing via the video conferencing platform. How...

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The Virtual Hearing Experience at Maxwell Chambers

Dear Legal Practitioners, In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, we are pleased to offer virtual and / or hybrid ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow you to minimise disruptions to your case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. With our partners, you can conduct effective and efficient hearings with a full suite of services, including remote transcription, interpretation and digital hearing solutions. Our full suite of services includes: state-of-the-art video conferencing platforms that prioritise privacy, security and confidentiality; collaboration with reputable partners to offer a full range of hearing-related services such as real-time transcription, interpretation and...

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How to Ensure a Smooth Virtual Hearing Experience?

In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, Maxwell Chambers is pleased to offer virtual ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow legal teams to minimise disruptions to their case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. Check out these useful tips below when preparing for a virtual hearing.   ...

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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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Maxwell Chambers Offers Virtual ADR Hearing Solutions

In view of recent events, we are pleased to announce that Maxwell Chambers is now offering virtual ADR solutions to help legal teams minimise any disruptions to their case proceedings and achieve planned timelines. Maxwell Chambers has collaborated with Opus 2 to offer an integrated platform for case preparation and connected hearing room services to the parties and tribunals. The secure cloud-based platform will enable you to access your materials from anywhere and collaborate online in a single connected environment. This will enable parties to work around current travel restrictions. Singapore-based parties will be able to book a hearing room at Maxwell...

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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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[Maxwell Lectures] SAWL in conjunction with Maxwell Chambers present: Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 101

Registration is now open here. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, is an international treaty that aims to achieve equality b/w men & women and to end discrimination that women face in all areas of their lives. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and what governments should do to end such discrimination. Since it took effect in September 1981, it has been ratified by 189 states, including Singapore in 1995. As a signatory to CEDAW, S’pore is legally obliged to align with CEDAW standards. As...

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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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Maxwell Chambers Suites Officially Opens Today Giving Yet Another Boost to Singapore’s Legal Hub Position

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, SC, and Chairman of Maxwell Chambers Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, today officially opened Maxwell Chambers Suites, the new extension of Maxwell Chambers. They were joined by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education Indranee Rajah and Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong, as well as ministers and senior officials from 12 countries, and more than 350 guests from the government, judiciary, law firms, dispute resolution institutions, law associations, businesses and academia. Read more here....

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