Maxwell Lectures: Musings of a Mediation Practitioner | 3 March 2022

Maxwell Lectures - Lim Tat

Called to the Singapore Bar in 1989, Tat is a Senior Weinstein Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is the founding partner of a law practice and a founding member of an international mediation practice. The spectrum of cases that he has been involved include court-annexed mediations, commercial mediations of litigated cases, cross border child abduction cases, matrimonial and medical disputes, and disputes involving communities and NGOs. During this webinar, Tat will reflect on lessons learnt from a selection of the cases that he was involved in the course of his journey as a...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Mark Johnston QC, Maxwell 42

Interview Series - Mark Johnston

Recently appointed as Queen’s Counsel, Mark Johnston QC shared with us his thoughts on receiving the title, influential figures in his career, the best work-related advice he had received, and more in #10QuestionsWithMaxwell. Mark is presently an International Arbitration Counsel at Maxwell 42. He has appeared as a leading counsel in numerous arbitrations in London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and worked as counsel on international arbitrations in Dubai, Spain and in the UK. Before being called to the independent Bar in April 2007, Mark worked as a lawyer for the Commonwealth Government and for a top-tier international law firm. He was...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prem Gurbani, Independent Arbitrator

Interview Series - Prem Gurbani

The next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Prem Gurbani, an independent arbitrator, mediator and counsel. He is also presently a Director at the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Prem has been in continuous practice since being admitted to the Singapore Bar in January 1978. He founded Gurbani & Co., a maritime and commercial law practice in Singapore, and was formerly a Consultant in the same firm. Prem is involved in litigious and non-litigious aspects of maritime law and international trade including ship sale and purchase, ship financing, marine insurance, collisions at sea and carriage of goods by sea. He has been consistently named as one of...

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#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: Srikanth Navale, Simha Law

Interview Series - Srikanth Navale (1200x600)

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series features Srikanth Navale, arbitrator and counsel at Simha Law. Srikanth has extensive experience in Tax and International Customs and Trade-related litigation and controversy, both in India and across the wider Asia-Pacific region. He is currently serving as part of the counsel team for a State party in two significant investment treaty arbitrations involving Tax claims. Based in Singapore, Srikanth also accepts appointments as Arbitrator for proceedings seated in Singapore, India and other jurisdictions. In this interview, he shared the most interesting arbitration he was a part of, the best piece of advice he received, fun facts...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Daniel Kok, ICC Academy

Interview Series - Daniel Kok

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series features Daniel Kok, General Manager of ICC Academy, the International Chamber of Commerce’s e-learning platform. ICC Academy's headquarters is located at Maxwell Chambers Suites, Singapore. Daniel is responsible for company strategies as well as overseeing day-to-day operations, with responsibilities including enabling business development, production of market-leading e-learning programmes, development of partnerships as well as leveraging on its technology platform to better serve its customers. In this interview, he shared what makes ICC academy unique from others, new developments for the academy, his leadership style and more.   Read his full interview below:   Q: Could you share with us more about ICC...

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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: Albert Marsman, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Interview Series - Albert Marsman

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Albert Marsman, a partner in the international arbitration practice at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Based out of De Brauw's offices in Singapore, Albert has acted as counsel in international arbitrations under investment treaties, M&A and joint venture contracts, gas purchase agreements and other commercial contracts. He holds law degrees from Stanford Law School and Leiden University and is admitted to the Dutch and New York bars. Albert is currently lead counsel in four ICSID arbitrations and is representing Chinese, Singaporean, Indonesian, Korean and Central-Asian clients in disputes before different tribunals and courts. His book International Arbitration in the...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jaya Prakash

Interview Series - Jaya Prakash

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Jaya Prakash, an independent arbitrator and mediator. Before he became a full time arbitrator and mediator in 2018, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was made a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators in 2000 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2000. In recent years, Jaya has been sought as an arbitrator in commercial, transnational and maritime disputes. He is familiar with Singapore, English and Malaysian laws and has particular expertise in commercial and maritime law. He is on the Advisory Board for the...

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