#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Mark Johnston QC, Maxwell 42

Interview Series - Mark Johnston

Recently appointed as Queen’s Counsel, Mark Johnston QC shared with us his thoughts on receiving the title, influential figures in his career, the best work-related advice he had received, and more in #10QuestionsWithMaxwell. Mark is presently an International Arbitration Counsel at Maxwell 42. He has appeared as a leading counsel in numerous arbitrations in London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and worked as counsel on international arbitrations in Dubai, Spain and in the UK. Before being called to the independent Bar in April 2007, Mark worked as a lawyer for the Commonwealth Government and for a top-tier international law firm. He was...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prem Gurbani, Independent Arbitrator

Interview Series - Prem Gurbani

The next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Prem Gurbani, an independent arbitrator, mediator and counsel. He is also presently a Director at the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Prem has been in continuous practice since being admitted to the Singapore Bar in January 1978. He founded Gurbani & Co., a maritime and commercial law practice in Singapore, and was formerly a Consultant in the same firm. Prem is involved in litigious and non-litigious aspects of maritime law and international trade including ship sale and purchase, ship financing, marine insurance, collisions at sea and carriage of goods by sea. He has been consistently named as one of...

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

Interview Series - Johnny CH Tan

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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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Mee Foo Moh

Interview Series - Mee Foo Moh

We had the opportunity to interview one of Maxwell Chamber's Board of Directors, Mee Foo Moh. She is a Senior Consultant with the Singapore office of Luther LLP Law Firm. She also sits as nominee director in various European companies. Mee Foo has significant global legal experience obtained from private and in-house practice, acting for private as well as public listed companies that operate in highly regulated industries operating in Asia, Middle East and Africa. She has also led significant M&A transactions focusing on deal structuring and execution, which included new market entries and country exits. She was the first woman...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Hazel Tang

Interview Series - Hazel Tang

Our next interviewee is an accredited mediator in Singapore and Shanghai, as well as an arbitrator with leading arbitration institutions. She is none other than Hazel Tang, a Counsel at International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Prior to joining ICC, she was a Centre Director at Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and a Partner at Rajah & Tann Asia. Hazel’s experience in practice spans across the areas of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, negotiation and mediation, with focus in the construction and infrastructure industry. Hazel also regularly conducts seminars, conferences and in-house trainings for multinational companies, and statutory bodies on risk prevention and mitigation. In this interview, we find...

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#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: 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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