Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement | 19 August 2021

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In the absence of the parties’ express choice of law for their arbitration agreement and any default choice provided by the applicable legislative or institutional rules, courts worldwide remain divided between the law governing the contract and the law of arbitral seat. This is because of different timing or context for determining the law applicable to the arbitration agreement, different types of arbitration agreement, or different permutations of the parties’ chosen seat and chosen law for their contract. The courts also disagree on the parties’ intentions when ascertaining the implied choice of law or the law with the closest connection,...

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Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Business development secrets for lawyers to grow their practice & careers | 30 June 2021

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Do you get results from networking events? Know how to connect to the right people? Do you nurture your relationships on a regular basis? Struggling with getting your relationships to help you to grow your business? Having trouble marketing yourself? If any of these questions resonate with you, you’re not alone. Back by popular demand, Mr Itzik Amiel, Attorney-at-law & Founder & CEO, THE SWITCH™ will be conducting a re-run of the Maxwell Lectures webinar "Business development secrets for lawyers to grow their practice & careers". Lawyers often struggle with the effective use of relationships and networking in a way that is...

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Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Business Development Secrets for Lawyers to Grow their Practice & Careers

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We were deeply appreciative to have Mr Itzik Amiel, Attorney-at-law and Founder & CEO of THE SWITCH™ as the speaker for our Maxwell Lectures webinar,  Business Development Secrets for Lawyers to Grow their Practice & Careers on 11 March 2021. Mr Itzik spoke about the importance of networking to create meaningful relationships among lawyers and law firms. He also shared business development tips on how best to ensure growth for both their practice and referral rates. Mr Itzik Amiel is the global leading authority on Business Development, Business Networking, Personal Branding, and Relationship Capital. He has transformed the lives and careers...

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

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

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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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Maxwell Lectures Webinar: SAWL in conjunction with Maxwell Chambers present: Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 101

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Registration is now open here. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, is an international treaty that aims to achieve equality b/w men & women and to end discrimination that women face in all areas of their lives. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and what governments should do to end such discrimination. Since it took effect in September 1981, it has been ratified by 189 states, including Singapore in 1995. As a signatory to CEDAW, S’pore is legally obliged to align with CEDAW standards. As...

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Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

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We were delighted to have esteemed International Arbitrator Sir Jeremy Cooke (7 King's Bench Walk and Singapore International Commercial Court) as the speaker for our very first Maxwell Lectures seminar in 2019, Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty. With his years of experience in shipping law, Sir Jeremy Cooke discussed the issue of fraud in the deliberate loss or damage of cargo for the purpose of claims - a topic of particular interest to legal professionals in maritime arbitration. We would like to thank Sir Jeremy Cooke for taking the time to share his expertise as well as all in attendance!       ...

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Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We had a full house for our 13 December seminar, From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution - Impact of technology on dispute resolution and lawyering. The seminar comprised of a panel discussion with Prof. Steve Ngo (Asian Arbitration & ADR Alliance), Mr Aloysius Wee (Managing Partner, Aquinas Law Alliance LLP) and Ms Shae Teo (Director of Singapore, Law In Order). The three industry professionals each shared their views pertaining to the use of technology in their respective areas of expertise. We would like to offer our utmost thanks to the three speakers, as well as all attendees for their presence!             ...

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