Maxwell Lectures: Res judicata and the ‘could have been‘ claims | 25 November 2021

Maxwell Lectures - Bernard Hanotiau - 25 Nov

Res judicata is one of the most complex topics in international arbitration. The purpose of this webinar is to review all the major issues that it raises, many of which do not receive a unanimous answer: in particular, what law should arbitrators apply when they are confronted to a res judicata issue - as is more often the case - under what conditions does res judicata apply; what is the scope of res judicata; and if an award is not res judicata, what value should be given to it by other arbitrators. Even more fundamentally, there have been debates these...

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[Recap] Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement

Maxwell Lectures - 19 August 2021 (recap)

Maxwell Chambers successfully concluded Maxwell Lectures: Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement on 19 August 2021, featuring Dr. Winnie Jo-Mei Ma from The Arbitration Chambers. This webinar explored the sources and causes of the incessant inconsistency and intricacy in judicial determination of the law governing the arbitration agreement. Alleviating the current uncertainty demands concerted efforts by the parties to expressly specify the law governing their arbitration agreement, as well as by legislatures and arbitral institutions to provide for default choice of law.   Highlights from the Poll Results: (1) If (a) the parties have not expressly chosen any law for...

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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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Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Business Development Secrets for Lawyers to Grow their Practice & Careers

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We were deeply appreciative to have Mr Itzik Amiel, Attorney-at-law and Founder & CEO of THE SWITCH™ as the speaker for our Maxwell Lectures webinar,  Business Development Secrets for Lawyers to Grow their Practice & Careers on 11 March 2021. Mr Itzik spoke about the importance of networking to create meaningful relationships among lawyers and law firms. He also shared business development tips on how best to ensure growth for both their practice and referral rates. Mr Itzik Amiel is the global leading authority on Business Development, Business Networking, Personal Branding, and Relationship Capital. He has transformed the lives and careers...

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

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

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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!             ...

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