[Interview] Daryl Chew speaks with CNA938 Singapore Today: The changing ADR landscape in light of the pandemic

Singapore has established itself as one of the leading alternative dispute centres in the world, alongside London and Hong Kong. How has the Alternative Dispute Resolution scene been affected by COVID-19? Chairman of Maxwell Chambers, Daryl Chew, spoke with Melanie Oliverio and Lance Alexander, hosts of CNA 938 “Singapore Today”. We summarise the key points from the interview. How has the pandemic changed the alternative dispute resolution landscape and Singapore’s international role in ADR? The pandemic has been a catalyst for change on many fronts. It has created an increased reliance on technology, the adoption of new tools, processes and mind-sets. All these...

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[Podcast] The Port of Call for Settling Disputes – Adrian Tan, a Member of the Board of Directors of Maxwell Chambers speaks with In House Warrior

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Adrian Tan, a member of our Board of Directors, was a guest speaker on In House Warrior, a daily podcast produced by the Corporate Counsel Business Journal with host Richard Levick of LEVICK. In this episode, Adrian shares more on dispute resolution, the challenges of Covid, the bias of AI, hybrid models and the importance of human connection in resolving disputes. Listen to the full podcast below: ...

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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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Maxwell Chambers Appoints New Chairman

                                                                    Media Coverage 17 March 2021           Maxwell Chambers in Singapore gets a new board chairman (In-House Community) 12 March 2021           Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers Appoints New Chairman (Litigation Edge) 12 March 2021           Maxwell Chambers appoints new chairman (Lexology) 11 March 2021           New chair at Maxwell Chambers (Global Arbitration Review) 11 March 2021           Maxwell Chambers Appoints New Chairman (Asia Law Portal)  ...

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Recap: Maxwell Lectures Webinar: Understanding Domain Name Arbitration In Asia

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We were honoured to have the Hon Neil Brown as the speaker for our Maxwell Lectures webinar, Understanding Domain Name Arbitration in Asia on 19 November 2020. Mr Brown spoke on the uniqueness of this new form of arbitration and the current developments of this specific type of arbitration, more so in Asia. The Hon Neil Brown QC is a Queens Counsel in Melbourne, Australia and has had a long and distinguished career in government and the law since 1964. He was a Minister in the Federal Government in Australia in charge of portfolios in the Attorney-General’s Communications and Employment and...

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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 Chambers’ Hybrid and Virtual Hearing Solutions Video in Collaboration with the Ministry of Law

Maxwell Chambers now offers both hybrid and virtual hearing solutions with our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities and full suite of services from reputable partners including real-time transcription, interpretation, and digital hearing solutions. Join us as we navigate through a new era of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) hearings. Interested parties may contact us directly at [email protected] or call 6595 9010. The video was filmed in collaboration with the Ministry of Law, Singapore. Special thanks to Opus 2 for the hearing set-up featured in the video. https://youtu.be/K071UwWmDXE...

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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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Recap: SCMA Live Webinar: Legal Commercial and Practical Perspectives on Virtual Arbitration Hearings

Watch the full webinar at: SCMA Webinar: Legal, Commercial and Practical Perspectives on Virtual Arbitration Hearings On Friday, 29 May 2020, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) hosted its inaugural webinar on the topic of “Legal, Commercial and Practical Perspectives on Virtual Arbitration Hearings". The webinar was attended by over 120 participants and many participants asked the panelists many questions relating to virtual hearings.  The webinar was moderated by Mr Punit Oza, Executive Director, SCMA, and featured panelists such as Mr Amitabh Jha, Chief - Strategic Procurement, Tata Steel, Global Procurement, Mr Nick Fell, EVP, Corporate Services & General Counsel, BW...

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Leading ADR-service rivals from England, Singapore, and Canada launch International Arbitration Centre Alliance

LONDON, SINGAPORE, TORONTO—Three leading international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) hearing centres have joined forces to form the International Arbitration Centre Alliance (IACA). The alliance firms are Arbitration Place of Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) of London, UK; and Maxwell Chambers of Singapore. Their unprecedented global collaboration of physical, technical, and professional resources is aimed at reducing the distance, time-zone, and countless other challenges associated with planning and conducting international arbitration hearings and ADR proceedings during these extraordinary times— and in the “new normal” that will be with us for some time. In a joint statement,...

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