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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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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Q&A with Dr Donald Charrett, Arbitrator and Author

Dr Donald Charrett is a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Board Member and Member of the Victorian Bar. He is editor of the book, The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. Maxwell Chambers spoke to Dr Charrett on the application of the contracts in construction law, the process of obtaining information on various jurisdictions, his own professional background, and more. 1.         Tell us more about your new book, The International Application of FIDIC Contracts. The book provides guidance on the specific legal requirements of using FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books in eighteen jurisdictions in the Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America. The...

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10 Years of Maxwell – Looking back on the past decade

Maxwell Chambers officially opened its doors on 21 January 2010 as an arbitration centre in Singapore’s central business district. We have come a long way since then, having grown to consistently rank as among the top four Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres worldwide. As we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Maxwell Chambers this year, we recap the most significant events in our decade-long history: 1. The Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Maxwell Chambers officially opened on 21 January 2010. The former Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Mr Chelva Rajah SC, delivered the opening remarks. This was followed by the opening speech by the Guest of...

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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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