Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

Recap - Sir Jeremy Cooke - Feature Image

We were delighted to have esteemed International Arbitrator Sir Jeremy Cooke (7 King's Bench Walk and Singapore International Commercial Court) as the speaker for our very first Maxwell Lectures seminar in 2019, Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty. With his years of experience in shipping law, Sir Jeremy Cooke discussed the issue of fraud in the deliberate loss or damage of cargo for the purpose of claims - a topic of particular interest to legal professionals in maritime arbitration. We would like to thank Sir Jeremy Cooke for taking the time to share his expertise as well as all in attendance!       ...

Continue reading

Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution

Recap - Prof. Steve Ngo - Feature Image

We had a full house for our 13 December seminar, From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution - Impact of technology on dispute resolution and lawyering. The seminar comprised of a panel discussion with Prof. Steve Ngo (Asian Arbitration & ADR Alliance), Mr Aloysius Wee (Managing Partner, Aquinas Law Alliance LLP) and Ms Shae Teo (Director of Singapore, Law In Order). The three industry professionals each shared their views pertaining to the use of technology in their respective areas of expertise. We would like to offer our utmost thanks to the three speakers, as well as all attendees for their presence!             ...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

What 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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

Maxwell Chambers Lauded As A Hearing Centre

In Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Hearing Centres Survey (2016), survey respondents remarked that Maxwell Chambers “stands out for the variety of room sizes, layouts to choose from, good natural lighting, easy availability and user-friendliness,“ and its “24-hour availability and holistic support“. It was also found that Maxwell Chambers is ranked second for most of the key factors respondents look out for in choosing a hearing centre, such as location, IT services, and helpfulness of staff. Additionally, Maxwell Chambers came up in second place for its perceived value of money relative to other centres and hotels. This survey is part of GAR’s Guide to...

Continue reading

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....

Continue reading