[Article] Singapore ready to become global arbitration hub (In-House Community)

Article first published in In-House Community September 2021 Dispute Resolution Report. Download PDF version here - In House Community Mag Dispute Resolution Report Sep21 IHC Mag [gallery columns="1" size="full" link="none" ids="7192,7191,7190,7189,7188,7187"]                                                              ...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Johnny Tan Cheng Hye, Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator

Interview Series - Johnny CH Tan

Our next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Johnny Tan Cheng Hye, an independent arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. Johnny has been a sole arbitrator in more than 100 cases in both domestic and international arbitration since 1988. Besides serving on the panel of arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), and Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), he is also with several arbitration centres, including Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), South China International Economic and Trade/Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), London Court of International Arbitration...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Hazel Tang

Interview Series - Hazel Tang

Our next interviewee is an accredited mediator in Singapore and Shanghai, as well as an arbitrator with leading arbitration institutions. She is none other than Hazel Tang, a Counsel at International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Prior to joining ICC, she was a Centre Director at Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and a Partner at Rajah & Tann Asia. Hazel’s experience in practice spans across the areas of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, negotiation and mediation, with focus in the construction and infrastructure industry. Hazel also regularly conducts seminars, conferences and in-house trainings for multinational companies, and statutory bodies on risk prevention and mitigation. In this interview, we find...

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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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Singapore Convention Week 2021 | 6 – 10 September 2021

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Date:  6 - 10 September 2021   The Singapore Convention Week is a series of events related to dispute resolution to be held from 6 to 10 September 2021. This includes the inaugural UNCITRAL Academy, which is jointly organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and various events organised by the Singapore Convention Week supporting organisations. Remote participation will be available for all events, with in-person participation in some, subject to venue constraints and the prevailing safe management measures and travelling restrictions. Further details will be announced in due course.   About the event: Register here...

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#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: George Lim SC

Interview Series - George Lim SC

Following the launch of our #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series, our next guest plays a large role in Asia's mediation scene. The second guest is none other than George Lim SC, Chairman of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). George shared with us some of the highlights throughout his career as a mediator, his advice to young lawyers trying to get into the field of mediation, what he likes to do during his past time and more.   Read his full interview with the team below:   Q: What do you think makes a successful mediator?  A: For me, apart from having people and problem solving skills, a successful...

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Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Lex Constructionis – or My Country’s Rules?

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We were delighted to have Dr Donald Charrett as the speaker for our very first Maxwell Lectures webinar, Lex Constructionis – or My Country’s Rules? on 10 September 2020. Dr Charrett spoke on the topic of construction law and the current trends in the industry, especially in light of Covid-19. Dr Charrett is a Barrister and practices in construction law as an Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Mediator and Member of Dispute Boards. He is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Adjudicators and an accredited FIDIC Trainer. As a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University, he co-presents a Master’s course in international...

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Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Lex Constructionis – or My Country’s Rules?

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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 local laws that...

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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? 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 to the virtual hearing via the video conferencing platform. How...

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