#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Qiyao Dong, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

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This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Qiyao Dong, Associate Legal Officer and Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Office in Singapore. She had worked at the office in Geneva for a number of years prior to taking up this position. Qiyao holds a PhD in Law from Queen Mary University of London, and a Master of Laws with honor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Since joining the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva in 2018, Qiyao has administrated a number of WIPO mediation and arbitration proceedings, involving parties from various jurisdictions, e.g. Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Interview Series - Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Legal Counsel and Representative of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Singapore. He manages the implementation of the PCA-Singapore host country agreement as well as the promotion of Singapore as a venue for international arbitration and PCA services throughout the region. Prior to his appointment as PCA Representative in Singapore, he headed the PCA’s office in Mauritius between 2016 and 2019. As Legal Counsel, Túlio acts as registrar and provides secretarial support to tribunals in interstate disputes, arbitrations under investment agreements, and contractual disputes. In this interview, Túlio shared his day-to-day routine, best...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Nadja Alexander, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

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This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. The last #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview for #SCWeek2021 special issue features Prof Nadja Alexander, Professor of Law (Practice) and Academic Director of Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA). Nadja is an award winning author and educator, a conflict intervention professional, and an adviser on mediation policy to international bodies and national governments. She has worked in conflict resolution settings in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, and is recognized as a global thought leader in mediation (Who’s Who Legal). Nadja is a member of the International Advisory...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Katherine Yap, Maxwell Chambers

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. Our fourth #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue is Maxwell Chambers Chief Executive, Katherine Yap. Katherine joined Maxwell Chambers as the head of communications & customer relations and is part of the pioneering team that established Maxwell Chambers as the world's first integrated Alternative Dispute Resolution complex in 2009. She also oversaw the expansion of Maxwell Chambers to Maxwell Chambers Suites in 2019, strengthening Singapore's status as an ADR hub. Katherine further adds to her comprehensive portfolio in the ADR landscape through her certification as an Associate/ Family Mediator by the...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Chuan Wee Meng, Singapore International Mediation Centre

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This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. For the third #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue, we reached out to Chuan Wee Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). Prior to joining SIMC, Wee Meng served as General Counsel of IBM Greater China and Nortel Networks Asia Pacific over a period of more than 20 years. Leveraging on his deep regional experience, he leads SIMC to promote mediation to resolve complex, commercial cross-border disputes in Asia Pacific. In this interview, Wee Meng shared what the power of mediation is to him, key developments we can...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Joel Lee, Singapore International Mediation Institute

Interview Series - Prof Joel Lee

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. For the second #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue, we reached out to Prof Joel Lee, Chairman of Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). As a Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore (NUS), he co-pioneered the teaching of Negotiation and Mediation in the Singapore Universities and has played a significant role in furthering the development of mediation in Singapore. In this interview, Joel shared his teaching philosophy, what he think are the key ingredients to being a good negotiator/mediator, some advices to young individuals who are looking...

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[Special Issue] #10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Ban Jiun Ean, Singapore Mediation Centre

Interview Series - Ban Jiun Ean

This interview is released in conjunction with Singapore Convention Week 2021. For the first #10QuestionsWithMaxwell feature for #SCWeek2021 special issue, we reached out to Ban Jiun Ean, Executive Director of Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). A former policymaker at the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) for 9 years since 2001, Jiun Ean's works focuses on the development of Singapore's alternative dispute resolution (ADR) industry. His firm belief in the value of mediation of dispute resolution mechanism is rooted in his work for MinLaw's Community Mediation Centres. Jiun Ean was also the founding Chief Executive of Maxwell Chambers between 2010 to 2015, during which he...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Dato’ Jude P. Benny, JPB Arbitration Chambers

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This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features a prominent figure in the ADR space. He is none other than Dato' Jude P. Benny. Dato’ Benny is one of the founding partners of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP (JTJB) and has since been the architect of the firm’s growth. Over the years, he has developed the firm's shipping and admiralty practice into one of the largest in Singapore, and the first to have a global network covering Greece, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan. Over his 33 years of practice, Dato’ Benny has acquired extensive experience as both arbitration counsel and arbitrator in a wide area of...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Delphine Loo Tan, The Law Society of Singapore

Interview Series - Delphine Loo Tan, The Law Society of Singapore

The team at Maxwell Chambers had the honour to sit down for an interview with Delphine Loo Tan, Chief Executive Officer of The Law Society of Singapore. 7 years ago, Delphine joined The Law Society of Singapore as the Director, Representation and Law Reform. She worked on a flexi-work basis for 2 to 3 years before switching to full-time and was later appointed the CEO of the organisation. In this interview, she shared with us a leadership lesson she learnt that’s unique to being a female leader, advice to aspiring individuals who might want to pursue a legal profession, her favorite...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jeremy Heng, The Tipsy Tavern

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In this week’s interview, we reached out to Jeremy Heng, Co-Owner & Resident Mixologist of The Tipsy Tavern, located at Maxwell Chambers. He has close to 10 years of F&B experience under his belt, working as an Operations Ninja at Elite Bar Solutions and has even done a short 2-year stint with William Grant & Sons as a Whisky specialist. We find out more about the founding story of The Tipsy Tavern, the food and cuisine they serve, Jeremy's personal favourite in their menu and more.   Q: How was The Tipsy Tavern founded? Tell us the founding story. A: My partner and I...

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