[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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Virtual Hearing FAQs

What is a virtual hearing? A virtual hearing is a hearing conducted by audio-visual means, where cases take place without the need for participants to attend the hearing in person. What do I need to access a virtual hearing? We are using a video conferencing platform called "Bluejeans". You will require a laptop with a webcam and microphone function, and earphones with a microphone function to facilitate this video-conferencing. The device must be connected to a stable and high-speed internet connection to ensure good video quality. An invitation link will be sent to the respective party's email, which they can click to connect...

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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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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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Event Recap: Maxwell Chambers Suites officially opens

The conserved building at 28 Maxwell Road has undergone many changes since it was first built in 1928 as a Police Barracks by the British colonial government. In 2005, the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore moved into the building and gave it a coat of red paint. After two years of restoration and refurbishment works, it officially opened as Maxwell Chambers Suites on 8 August 2019. The Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Suites was one of the highlights of the momentous Singapore Convention Week, which marked the signing of the United Nations Singapore Convention on Mediation, the first United Nations treaty named after...

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Maxwell Chambers Suites Officially Opens Today Giving Yet Another Boost to Singapore’s Legal Hub Position

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, SC, and Chairman of Maxwell Chambers Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, today officially opened Maxwell Chambers Suites, the new extension of Maxwell Chambers. They were joined by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education Indranee Rajah and Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong, as well as ministers and senior officials from 12 countries, and more than 350 guests from the government, judiciary, law firms, dispute resolution institutions, law associations, businesses and academia. Read more here....

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Works on Maxwell Chambers Suites Completed After Two Years of Restoration Works

Dispute resolution complex to house 11 international institutions, 20 disputes chambers and practices from 11 countries The Singapore Ministry of Law announced today that it has completed the refurbishment of the conserved building at 28 Maxwell Road, renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites. The restored building will be given a new lease of life as a dispute resolution complex to meet growing demand for dispute resolution services in Asia and further boost Singapore’s position as an international dispute resolution hub. Maxwell Chambers Suites will open on 8 August 2019. Maxwell Chambers Suites is expected to house at least 11 international institutions and 20 disputes...

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Maxwell Chambers Suites to officially open on 8 August 2019

Maxwell Chambers Suites, the old Traffic Police headquarters along Maxwell Road, will officially open on 8 August as part of the expanded Maxwell Chambers after two years of restoration works. The expansion of the dispute resolution complex commenced in 2017 to meet the growing demand for dispute resolution services in Singapore. The opening date was announced by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Friday (April 26) at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association conference. In his speech, Mr Shanmugam addressed the following: Maxwell Chambers Suites, along with other initiatives, has boosted Singapore's position as an international dispute resolution centre Demand for dispute resolution services...

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Event Recap: Maxwell Lectures – Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

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!       ...

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