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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Maxwell Chambers’ Hybrid and Virtual Hearing Solutions Video in Collaboration with the Ministry of Law

Maxwell Chambers now offers both hybrid and virtual hearing solutions with our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities and full suite of services from reputable partners including real-time transcription, interpretation, and digital hearing solutions. Join us as we navigate through a new era of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) hearings. Interested parties may contact us directly at [email protected] or call 6595 9010. The video was filmed in collaboration with the Ministry of Law, Singapore. Special thanks to Opus 2 for the hearing set-up featured in the video. https://youtu.be/K071UwWmDXE...

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Maxwell Chambers Suites link bridge wins BCA Design and Engineering Safety Award

The link bridge that connects both Maxwell Chambers and Maxwell Chambers Suites was one of the recipients of the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Design and Engineering Safety Award. Mr Aaron Foong, managing director of KTP Consultants, a member of Surbana Jurong Group was tasked with designing and constructing the 20m-long overhead bridge to both buildings. Mr Foong used a novel Z-profile steel brace to construct the bridge that took only one night to be installed. Mr Foong said, “It is a sustainable way to achieve an elegant outcome. Adding on he said, “We could easily have added an additional column but it would not have...

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

Contract law in all countries in the world is based on the twin principles of freedom of contract, and pacta sunt servanda. However, each jurisdiction has laws that impact on contracts for construction work. Local laws apply if the governing law of the contract is in the jurisdiction, if the site of the construction work is in the jurisdiction, or if the seat of dispute resolution is in the jurisdiction. This lecture explores the question of whether there are universally accepted principles of construction law, a lex constructionis, or whether it is trumped in every jurisdiction by local laws that...

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How have Virtual Hearings changed the ADR Landscape?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tUof-GKyQg&t=1s Want to know how have Virtual Hearings changed the ADR landscape? Hear from Ms Katherine Yap, Chief Executive, Maxwell Chambers, and Mr Timothy Cooke, Arbitrator, Stephenson Harwood LLP as they share more about virtual hearings and how Maxwell Chambers is assisting clients to achieve a positive and seamless virtual hearing experience. For more information on the virtual hearing experience at Maxwell Chambers, read more at https://www.maxwellchambers.com/ To book a virtual hearing with us, email [email protected] or call 6595 9010. Video Clips Credit: Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration...

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Hybrid and Virtual Hearings

                          Hybrid and Virtual Hearing Solutions at Maxwell Chambers  Maxwell Chambers is now able to accommodate clients' requests to conduct hearings with safe distancing measures in place. This will help clients minimise disruptions to their legal proceedings. We are pleased to offer our Hybrid and Virtual Hearing Solutions using our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities and a full suite of services from reputable partners that include remote transcription, interpretation, and digital hearing solutions. Parties may book hearing rooms at Maxwell Chambers to conduct Hybrid Hearings. They are also able to conveniently conduct hearings with remote parties via Maxwell Chambers' video conferencing facilities, which seamlessly integrate...

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Arbitrators team up to create resource centre for sharing know-how on remote hearings

Clyde & Co partner secures backing from leading arbitrators and institutions to launch Virtual Arbitration site Leading arbitration institutions have joined forces to create an online resource — Virtual Arbitration —  with the aim of sharing best practice on conducting web-based arbitrations using online technology. The initiative is being led by Ben Knowles, Clyde & Co’s co-chair of international arbitration, and is funded by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Dispute Resolution Centre. The move echoes the launch of an international initiative in March led by leading legal futurologist Professor Richard Susskind to share know how on the use...

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Virtual Hearing Testimonials

Hear what our clients are saying about their Maxwell Chambers Virtual Hearing Experience:   Mr. Simon Milnes Respondent’s Counsel, Twenty Essex, London [The experience of conducting a case via video technology was] “so close to an in-person hearing that I will be unhesitatingly recommending this technology to clients even after the COVID-19 crisis is over. It did not feel like a second-best option, but rather a state-of-the-art facility that let the arbitration run without hindrances.”   Mr. Timothy Cooke Arbitrator, Stephenson Harwood LLP “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...

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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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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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