#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: Prof Benjamin Hughes, Independent Arbitrator

Interview Series - Benjamin Hughes

Our next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Prof Benjamin Hughes, an independent arbitrator, member of the SIAC Court, resident at The Arbitration Chambers and adjunct professor of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. In this interview, he shared with us his proudest achievement in his career, what he finds most challenging about being an arbitrator, his teaching philosophy and more.   Read his full interview below:   Q: What attracted you to a career in arbitration? A: When I started my legal career, I was not interested in doing any disputes work. I wanted to have a nice peaceful career doing deals and bringing parties...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Dr. Julian Brown, Julian Brown Limited

Interview answers - Dr Julian Brown

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Dr. Julian Brown, a maritime Arbitrator & Mediator at Julian Brown Limited, and Founder & Chairman of JCP Marine. Dr. Julian Brown founded the marine consultancy JCP Marine in 1992 and has been arbitrating since 2011, principally under LMAA, SCMA, SIAC and FOSFA Rules. Disputes he has covered include ship building and yacht delivery contracts; oil and chemical cargo contaminations/off specification; cargo conversion and shortage; demurrage; liquefaction of solid bulk cargoes; salvage; various voyage and time charter party disputes. In this interview, he shared one thing he would change about the arbitral system, the proudest achievement in his...

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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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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Michael Lee

Interview Series - Michael Lee

Our next guest is needless to say, a veteran in international arbitration. With over 30 years experience of practising commercial litigation in the English High Court and international arbitration, as well as coordinating and overseeing overseas litigation, he has served as a member of the tribunal in over 150 international arbitrations administered under the rules of various international arbitration institutions. He is none other than Michael Lee, an arbitrator at Twenty Essex. Michael shared with us one memorable case he handled, what he would say to his younger self, his favourite Singaporean food and more!   Read his full interview with the team...

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Recap: Maxwell Chambers & Opus 2 Webinar: From virtual to hybrid – navigating arbitration hearings after COVID-19

Maxwell Chambers and Opus 2 held our first webinar together "From virtual to hybrid -navigating arbitration hearings after COVID-19" on 26 August 2020 with five esteemed industry representatives. The speakers were Mr Timothy Cooke, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Mr Simon C. Milnes, Counsel and Arbitrator, Twenty Essex,  Mr Chan Leng Sun, SC, Senior Counsel and Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore), Ms Katherine Yap, Chief Executive, Maxwell Chambers, and Ms Katie-Beth Jones, Senior Business Development Consultant, Opus 2. It was an insightful and informative session where the speakers gave their views and discussed how Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was moving from virtual...

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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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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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