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[Maxwell Lectures] Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

Join us for our first Maxwell Lectures seminar for 2019! Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty   Speaker: Sir Jeremy Cooke, International Arbitrator, 7 King’s Bench Walk & International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court   Synopsis: When a ship is deliberately scuttled and the cargo lost in consequence, do the ordinary rules of remoteness of damage apply to the cargo claim? Does “fraud unravel all” when cargo is deliberately damaged or lost, so that the cargo owner can recover for all losses caused, whether reasonably foreseeable or not? Does it matter if the claim is in negligence, conversion, damage to the reversionary interest or conspiracy and...

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Q&A with Jerome Siew, The Greater Goods Co.

The Greater Goods Co. is one the newest F&B additions to Maxwell Chambers. In conjunction with the cafe's soft opening on 18 October, we spoke to Jerome Siew, one of the team behind the cafe, to find out more.     Tell us more about your new café. The Greater Goods Co. is a cafe by day, bar by night. Aiming to bring a dash of fun into the area, our menu offers keto-friendly options for the health conscious as well as more indulgent sandwiches for those feeling naughty. Here at Maxwell Chambers, we know you guys take your caffeine seriously which is why we...

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Singapore’s Appeal as an Arbitration Venue

  With an increasing number of arbitral centres opening in Asia, arbitration professionals today have many more centres to consider. Yet, Singapore remains a world leader in dispute resolution, with parties continuing to choose Singapore as their preferred seat of arbitration. We list the primary reasons why:   Singapore is the top city for ICC Arbitrations in Asia According to ICC dispute resolution statistics, 2017 was the eighth year in which Singapore was ranked as ICC’s top arbitration seat in Asia.   Stable legal system based on English law There is strong legislative and judicial support for arbitration.   Strong international reputation of Singapore International Arbitration...

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Things to Consider when Choosing an Event Venue

With an array of choices in Singapore, deciding on an event venue for a corporate event can be a daunting task. We list down some considerations to bear in mind when selecting the right venue for your upcoming corporate function.   1. Nature of the event To start, what type of function are you looking to organise? Is it a seminar, workshop, training session, or networking event? Different venue types call for different room and seating arrangements. For instance, team-based training sessions may take place in a function room with cluster or classroom-shaped seating, whereas a formal cocktail networking event would require an...

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Event Recap: Impact of the recent changes to the SIAC Rules on Arbitration

Maxwell Chambers had the pleasure of hosting the talk, 'Impact of the recent changes to the SIAC Rules on Arbitration' by Paul Sandosham (Clifford Chance) as part of the LexisNexis talk series on 16 August 2018. We would like to thank all participants as well as LexisNexis Singapore for co-hosting! Photos courtesy of LexisNexis Singapore...

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Maxwell Chambers Wins Architectural Heritage Award

In October 2012, Maxwell Chambers was conferred an Architectural Heritage Award from the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) of Singapore for heritage building conservation and restoration. URA noted that the former Customs House building, which was built in the 1930s, had been “impressively refurbished” through an “intriguing fusion of old and new”. The building was gazetted as a conservation building by the URA in 2007, and marked as the 88th historic site in Singapore by the National Heritage Board in 2010....

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