#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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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: George Lim SC

Interview Series - George Lim SC

Following the launch of our #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series, our next guest plays a large role in Asia's mediation scene. The second guest is none other than George Lim SC, Chairman of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). George shared with us some of the highlights throughout his career as a mediator, his advice to young lawyers trying to get into the field of mediation, what he likes to do during his past time and more.   Read his full interview with the team below:   Q: What do you think makes a successful mediator?  A: For me, apart from having people and problem solving skills, a successful...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Lawrence Boo

Interview Series - Prof Lawrence Boo

Maxwell Chambers launches a brand new social media project, #10QuestionswithMaxwell, seeking to understanding more about our interviewee through their insights on the ADR industry, their memories of Maxwell Chambers and more. Our first guest is none other than Prof Lawrence Boo, Head of Chambers at The Arbitration Chambers and Board of Directors at Maxwell Chambers. Prof Boo shared with the team about the changing landscape of arbitration, his advice to young lawyers trying to get into the field of arbitration, his early memories of 28 Maxwell Road (used to be the Traffic Police HQ) and more.   Read his full interview with the...

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[Interview] Daryl Chew speaks with CNA938 Singapore Today: The changing ADR landscape in light of the pandemic

Singapore has established itself as one of the leading alternative dispute centres in the world, alongside London and Hong Kong. How has the Alternative Dispute Resolution scene been affected by COVID-19? Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Daryl Chew, spoke with Melanie Oliverio and Lance Alexander, hosts of CNA 938 “Singapore Today”. We summarise the key points from the interview. How has the pandemic changed the alternative dispute resolution landscape and Singapore’s international role in ADR? The pandemic has been a catalyst for change on many fronts. It has created an increased reliance on technology, the adoption of new tools, processes and mind-sets. All these...

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[Podcast] The Port of Call for Settling Disputes – Adrian Tan, a Member of the Board of Directors of Maxwell Chambers speaks with In House Warrior

Adrian Tan_Podcast with In House Warrior

Adrian Tan, a member of our Board of Directors, was a guest speaker on In House Warrior, a daily podcast produced by the Corporate Counsel Business Journal with host Richard Levick of LEVICK. In this episode, Adrian shares more on dispute resolution, the challenges of Covid, the bias of AI, hybrid models and the importance of human connection in resolving disputes. Listen to the full podcast below: ...

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

Want to know more about virtual and hybrid hearings? Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 4 PM (SGT), as five esteemed industry representatives from Stephenson Harwood, Twenty Essex, Essex Court Chambers Duxton, Maxwell Chambers and Opus 2, sit for a #CoffeeChat to share insights and best practices to help you navigate through a new era of arbitration hearings post-COVID-19. Register now via https://opus2.co/33Zjspa ...

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