#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Daniel Kok, ICC Academy

Interview Series - Daniel Kok

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview series features Daniel Kok, General Manager of ICC Academy, the International Chamber of Commerce’s e-learning platform. ICC Academy's headquarters is located at Maxwell Chambers Suites, Singapore. Daniel is responsible for company strategies as well as overseeing day-to-day operations, with responsibilities including enabling business development, production of market-leading e-learning programmes, development of partnerships as well as leveraging on its technology platform to better serve its customers. In this interview, he shared what makes ICC academy unique from others, new developments for the academy, his leadership style and more.   Read his full interview below:   Q: Could you share with us more about ICC...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Prof Benjamin Hughes, Independent Arbitrator

Interview Series - Benjamin Hughes

Our next #10QuestionsWithMaxwell interview features Prof Benjamin Hughes, an independent arbitrator, member of the SIAC Court, resident at The Arbitration Chambers and adjunct professor of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. In this interview, he shared with us his proudest achievement in his career, what he finds most challenging about being an arbitrator, his teaching philosophy and more.   Read his full interview below:   Q: What attracted you to a career in arbitration? A: When I started my legal career, I was not interested in doing any disputes work. I wanted to have a nice peaceful career doing deals and bringing parties...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Dr. Julian Brown, Julian Brown Limited

Interview answers - Dr Julian Brown

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Dr. Julian Brown, a maritime Arbitrator & Mediator at Julian Brown Limited, and Founder & Chairman of JCP Marine. Dr. Julian Brown founded the marine consultancy JCP Marine in 1992 and has been arbitrating since 2011, principally under LMAA, SCMA, SIAC and FOSFA Rules. Disputes he has covered include ship building and yacht delivery contracts; oil and chemical cargo contaminations/off specification; cargo conversion and shortage; demurrage; liquefaction of solid bulk cargoes; salvage; various voyage and time charter party disputes. In this interview, he shared one thing he would change about the arbitral system, the proudest achievement in his...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Café Kreams

Interview Series - Cafe Kreams

In this week’s interview, we reached out to Amy Kim, General Manager of Café Kreams, located at Maxwell Chambers. We find out more about the symbolism behind Café Kreams logo, the food and cuisine they serve, their ideas behind the café's interior design, and more.   Q: How did the idea come about opening an Autumn Themed Korean Café? A: We came up with this idea to give a truly unique experience to customers in sunny Singapore. In this competitive market, we strive to find uniqueness so that customers can see the value in our offerings. With the popularity in Korean culture and love...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Albert Marsman, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Interview Series - Albert Marsman

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Albert Marsman, a partner in the international arbitration practice at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Based out of De Brauw's offices in Singapore, Albert has acted as counsel in international arbitrations under investment treaties, M&A and joint venture contracts, gas purchase agreements and other commercial contracts. He holds law degrees from Stanford Law School and Leiden University and is admitted to the Dutch and New York bars. Albert is currently lead counsel in four ICSID arbitrations and is representing Chinese, Singaporean, Indonesian, Korean and Central-Asian clients in disputes before different tribunals and courts. His book International Arbitration in the...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jaya Prakash

Interview Series - Jaya Prakash

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Jaya Prakash, an independent arbitrator and mediator. Before he became a full time arbitrator and mediator in 2018, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was made a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators in 2000 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2000. In recent years, Jaya has been sought as an arbitrator in commercial, transnational and maritime disputes. He is familiar with Singapore, English and Malaysian laws and has particular expertise in commercial and maritime law. He is on the Advisory Board for the...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg

Interview Series - Bernard Hanotiau (1200x600)

The team at Maxwell Chambers interviewed Mr Bernard Hanotiau, renowned arbitrator and partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg. Mr Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars, since 1976 and 1989 respectively. In 2001, he established a boutique law firm in Brussels concentrating on international arbitration and litigation. The firm has offices in Brussels and Singapore. Since 1978, Mr Hanotiau has been actively involved in international commercial arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in various parts of the world. He is the author of Complex Arbitrations: Multi-party, Multi-contract & Multi-issue, Kluwer, The Hague, 2006, second edition...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Jern-Fei Ng QC, 7 Bedford Row; Temple Chambers

Interview Series - Jern-Fei Ng QC

Newly appointed to the board of Maxwell Chambers, Jern-Fei Ng QC answered #10QuestionsWithMaxwell, sharing his fondest memories of Maxwell Chambers, his thoughts about being appointed as Queen’s Counsel, the best work-related advice he had received, and more. Jern-Fei Ng QC is an experienced counsel specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, with 18 years’ experience appearing before courts and tribunals and sitting as arbitrator in different jurisdictions, including England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, BVI, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. In addition to being on the board of directors of Maxwell Chambers, Jern-Fei has also recently joined Temple Chambers in Hong Kong as an arbitrator....

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Qiyao Dong, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Interview Series - Qiyao Dong (1200x600)

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Qiyao Dong, Associate Legal Officer and Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Office in Singapore. She had worked at the office in Geneva for a number of years prior to taking up this position. Qiyao holds a PhD in Law from Queen Mary University of London, and a Master of Laws with honor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Since joining the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva in 2018, Qiyao has administrated a number of WIPO mediation and arbitration proceedings, involving parties from various jurisdictions, e.g. Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab...

Continue reading

#10QuestionswithMaxwell Interview Series: Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Interview Series - Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo

This week's #10QuestionsWithMaxwell features Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, Legal Counsel and Representative of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Singapore. He manages the implementation of the PCA-Singapore host country agreement as well as the promotion of Singapore as a venue for international arbitration and PCA services throughout the region. Prior to his appointment as PCA Representative in Singapore, he headed the PCA’s office in Mauritius between 2016 and 2019. As Legal Counsel, Túlio acts as registrar and provides secretarial support to tribunals in interstate disputes, arbitrations under investment agreements, and contractual disputes. In this interview, Túlio shared his day-to-day routine, best...

Continue reading