#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jakob Ragnwaldh

Interview Series - Jakob Ragnwaldh

In this week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell, we interviewed Jakob Ragnwaldh, a partner in Mannheimer Swartling’s dispute resolution group. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the former Chairman of the Executive Board of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA). Currently based in Singapore, Jakob has acted in cases involving the laws of Sweden, Finland, China, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Italy, Albania and the United States. He has extensive experience in complex international arbitration matters and his expertise covers a wide...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Lim Tat

Interview Series - Lim Tat

Our next guest comes with over three decades of experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and collaborative practices, receiving appointments as mediator, arbitrator, chairman of tribunals and expert on Singapore law in foreign proceedings. He is none other than Lim Tat, founding partner of Aequitas Law LLP and Maxwell Mediators, and chairman of Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore). He heads his firm’s dispute resolution practice based in Singapore and has received accolades and awards for its mediation and civil litigation practice. We had the opportunity to interview Tat to find out more about how he first got involved in dispute resolution practices,...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Punit Oza

Interview Series - Punit Oza

Well-known in the Singapore maritime community, with over two decades of commercial experience in dry bulk shipping, our next guest shares with us his passion for maritime law and his insights in the ADR industry. He is none other than Punit Oza, Executive Director of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). Punit took the helm only last year, but he is no doubt a great fit for the position. He has a vast amount of experience working extensively in Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore, with companies such as Noble Chartering, Astra Shipping, Aries Shipbroking and Torvald Klaveness. We had the opportunity...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Thomas Choong, Xi Yan

In this week's interview, we reached out to Thomas Choong, one of the partners of Xi Yan.  Xi Yan is one of the pioneers in Singapore's private dining scene, serving some of the best and innovative Chinese cuisine in Singapore.  Xi Yan @ Maxwell is located at Maxwell Chamber Suites. We find out more about the story behind Xi Yan, their upcoming developments, what Thomas does during the weekend and more.   Q: How did Xi Yan come about in Singapore? A: The founders of Xi Yan first originated contemporary Chinese private dining in Hong Kong back in 2000 with huge success and decided...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: David Bateson

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Building his reputation internationally for his work as an arbitrator, our next guest interviewee comes with extensive experience acting in arbitrations across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Currently based in Singapore, David Bateson comes with a vast amount of experience specialising in dispute resolution, including arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Before he joined 39 Essex Chambers, he began his career in Hong Kong, representing Denton Hall & Burgin in 1980, Mallesons Stephen Jacques from 1990 to 2012 and King & Wood Mallesons from 2012 to 2015. With over 35 years in practice, David has made a name for himself...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Michael Lee

Interview Series - Michael Lee

Our next guest is needless to say, a veteran in international arbitration. With over 30 years experience of practising commercial litigation in the English High Court and international arbitration, as well as coordinating and overseeing overseas litigation, he has served as a member of the tribunal in over 150 international arbitrations administered under the rules of various international arbitration institutions. He is none other than Michael Lee, an arbitrator at Twenty Essex. Michael shared with us one memorable case he handled, what he would say to his younger self, his favourite Singaporean food and more!   Read his full interview with the team...

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Maxwell Conversations: Lawrence Teh speaks with Lucy Reed | 22 July 2021

Maxwell Conversations - Session 1

For the first series of Maxwell Conversations, Maxwell Chambers has partnered with Lawrence Teh, a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore, who will speak with prominent US arbitrator and President of ICCA, Prof Lucy Reed, on the topic "Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?". In this conversation, Lawrence will discuss with Lucy Reed, President of ICCA, on these issues: (a) the ICCA Right to a Physical Hearing Project, which surveys the law and practice concerning rights to physical and virtual hearings in 77 national jurisdictions; and...

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[Workshop] Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Client Relationships Management | 15 July 2021

[Workshop] Maxwell Lectures - Itzik Amiel - 15 July 2021

Join us in the 2-part workshop, with trainer Mr Itzik Amiel, Attorney-at-law & Founder & CEO, THE SWITCH™ for lawyers to gain practical skills on client relationships management.   Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021 Time: 3.00pm – 6.15pm (GMT+8) Format: Webinar, across Zoom   Registration Fee: SGD300 (exclusive of 7% GST) Registration: Click here to register your interest   Programme: 3.00 PM to 3.05 PM: Introduction to Trainer 3.05 PM to 4.20 PM - Part I: Client Onboarding - Clients Engagement blueprint: To switch connections to Clients, keep them for a longer time and beat your Competition [without making any change!] 4.20 PM to 4.30 PM - Short break 4.30 PM to 5.45...

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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

Maxwell Lectures - Itzik Amiel - 30 June 2021

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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