[Maxwell Lectures] Lex constructionis – or My Country first?

Click here to register   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...

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How to Ensure a Smooth Virtual Hearing Experience?

In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, Maxwell Chambers is pleased to offer virtual ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow legal teams to minimise disruptions to their case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. Check out these useful tips below when preparing for a virtual hearing.   ...

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Update on Virtual ADR Hearings at Maxwell Chambers

As part of our business continuity plan during the COVID-19 crisis, Maxwell Chambers will still be accepting and accommodating virtual hearings during this period, amidst the implementation of the extended circuit breaker measures from 7 April till 1 June 2020. While our facilities will be closed, Maxwell Chambers will remain fully operational as all staff will be telecommuting and will be able to assist you with your queries. Virtual hearings will be held remotely and all parties such as clients, arbitrators and staff need not be physically present at Maxwell Chambers for the hearings to proceed. To make the transition to our...

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Maxwell Chambers Offers Virtual ADR Hearing Solutions

In view of recent events, we are pleased to announce that Maxwell Chambers is now offering virtual ADR solutions to help legal teams minimise any disruptions to their case proceedings and achieve planned timelines. Maxwell Chambers has collaborated with Opus 2 to offer an integrated platform for case preparation and connected hearing room services to the parties and tribunals. The secure cloud-based platform will enable you to access your materials from anywhere and collaborate online in a single connected environment. This will enable parties to work around current travel restrictions. Singapore-based parties will be able to book a hearing room at Maxwell...

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Q&A with Dr Donald Charett, Arbitrator and Author

Dr Donald Charrett is a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Board Member and Member of the Victorian Bar. He was Editor of the new 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. Read on to find out: 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...

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10 Years of Maxwell – Looking back on the past decade

Maxwell Chambers officially opened its doors on 21 January 2010 as an arbitration centre in Singapore’s central business district. We have come a long way since then, having grown to consistently rank as among the top four Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres worldwide. As we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Maxwell Chambers this year, we recap the most significant events in our decade-long history: 1. The Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Maxwell Chambers officially opened on 21 January 2010. The former Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Mr Chelva Rajah SC, delivered the opening remarks. This was followed by the opening speech by the Guest of...

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Maxwell Chambers Turns 10!

On this day a decade ago, Maxwell Chambers officially opened! The Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony was Former Senior Minister S Jayakumar. The event was was held in conjunction with the inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Forum (SIAF), which took place on 22 January 2010. [gallery columns="2" size="full" link="none" ids="5323,5322,5321,5320,5324,5325"] Keep a look out for updates as we commemorate 10 years of Maxwell Chambers this year. #MaxwellChambers #10YearsofMaxwell   ...

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

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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