Maxwell Mentorship Programme (Technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution) | January – December 2022 Intake

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Maxwell Chambers is pleased to launch our inaugural Maxwell Mentorship Programme (Technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution). We would like to invite all law students (undergraduate / LL.M / JD students) in Singapore to join us in this programme. If you are interested in the field of dispute resolution and keen to explore a career in ADR, this programme will help you gain practical insights that will shape your professional development and expand your network. Applications are now open for January – December 2022 intake.   About the programme Maxwell Mentorship Programme is aimed at providing a platform for undergraduate and post graduate law...

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Maxwell Lectures: Res judicata and the ‘could have been‘ claims | 25 November 2021

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Res judicata is one of the most complex topics in international arbitration. The purpose of this webinar is to review all the major issues that it raises, many of which do not receive a unanimous answer: in particular, what law should arbitrators apply when they are confronted to a res judicata issue - as is more often the case - under what conditions does res judicata apply; what is the scope of res judicata; and if an award is not res judicata, what value should be given to it by other arbitrators. Even more fundamentally, there have been debates these...

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[Recap] Maxwell Conversations: Will Asia Change International Arbitration?

Maxwell Conversations (21 October 2021) - Recorded Session

Maxwell Chambers held its second session of Maxwell Conversations on 21 October 2021, discussing the topic "Will Asia Change International Arbitration?". The webinar was attended by more than 320 participants from over 40 countries. The panelists included Professor Julian Lew QC, Head of the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London, and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex, Sanjeev Kapoor, Vice President of ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Partner at Khaitan & Co, Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar & Centre Director at SIAC, and Nils Eliasson, Vice-Chair of HKIAC, Chairperson of HKIAC’s Proceedings Committee, and Partner at Shearman & Sterling....

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[Recap] Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement

Maxwell Lectures - 19 August 2021 (recap)

Maxwell Chambers successfully concluded Maxwell Lectures: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement on 19 August 2021, featuring Dr. Winnie Jo-Mei Ma from The Arbitration Chambers. This webinar explored the sources and causes of the incessant inconsistency and intricacy in judicial determination of the law governing the arbitration agreement. Alleviating the current uncertainty demands concerted efforts by the parties to expressly specify the law governing their arbitration agreement, as well as by legislatures and arbitral institutions to provide for default choice of law.   Highlights from the Poll Results: (1) If (a) the parties have not expressly chosen any law for...

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Maxwell Conversations: Will Asia Change International Arbitration? | 21 October 2021

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Maxwell Conversations is led by top individuals in the legal industry, known for their excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). These events seek to challenge assumptions with a deeper examination of the issues. For the second series, Maxwell Chambers has partnered with Lawrence Teh, Senior Partner & Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice of Dentons Rodyk, who will speak with prominent UK arbitrator Professor Julian Lew QC who is Head of the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London, and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex on the topic “Will Asia Change International Arbitration?”. The conversation will be joined by Kevin...

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[Article] Singapore ready to become global arbitration hub (In-House Community)

Article first published in In-House Community September 2021 Dispute Resolution Report. Download PDF version here - In House Community Mag Dispute Resolution Report Sep21 IHC Mag [gallery columns="1" size="full" link="none" ids="7192,7191,7190,7189,7188,7187"]                                                              ...

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[Recap] Maxwell Conversations: Lawrence Teh speaks with Lucy Reed

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Maxwell Chambers successfully concluded the inaugural Maxwell Conversations in July 2021. In the first series of Maxwell Conversations, Maxwell Chambers partnered with Lawrence Teh, a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore, who spoke with prominent US arbitrator and President of ICCA, Prof Lucy Reed on the topic “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?”. The session was also joined by Yasmine Lahlou, an editor of the ICCA Right to a Physical Hearing Project and Chiann Bao, a leading arbitrator. In the session, these main points were covered: At what...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Johnny Tan Cheng Hye, Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator

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Our next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Johnny Tan Cheng Hye, an independent arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. Johnny has been a sole arbitrator in more than 100 cases in both domestic and international arbitration since 1988. Besides serving on the panel of arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), and Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), he is also with several arbitration centres, including Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), South China International Economic and Trade/Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), London Court of International Arbitration...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Srikanth Navale, Simha Law

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This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series features Srikanth Navale, arbitrator and counsel at Simha Law. Srikanth has extensive experience in Tax and International Customs and Trade-related litigation and controversy, both in India and across the wider Asia-Pacific region. He is currently serving as part of the counsel team for a State party in two significant investment treaty arbitrations involving Tax claims. Based in Singapore, Srikanth also accepts appointments as Arbitrator for proceedings seated in Singapore, India and other jurisdictions. In this interview, he shared the most interesting arbitration he was a part of, the best piece of advice he received, fun facts...

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