[Maxwell Lectures] SAWL in conjunction with Maxwell Chambers present: Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 101

Registration is now open here. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, is an international treaty that aims to achieve equality b/w men & women and to end discrimination that women face in all areas of their lives. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and what governments should do to end such discrimination. Since it took effect in September 1981, it has been ratified by 189 states, including Singapore in 1995. As a signatory to CEDAW, S’pore is legally obliged to align with CEDAW standards. As...

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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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Media Event: Works on Maxwell Chambers Suites Completed

On 14 May 2019, the Ministry of Law announced 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. The press conference featured a panel including Mr Han Kok Juan, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law (who also led the refurbishment committee), as well as Singapore architect Mr Mok Wei Wei and heritage conservation expert Mr Ho...

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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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Event Recap: Maxwell Lectures – From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution

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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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...

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Things 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...

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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...

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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....

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