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Parties seeking to resolve their disputes by alternative dispute resolution in Singapore can enjoy access to state-of-the-art support facilities at the Maxwell Chambers
Maxwell Chambers is the world’s first integrated Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complex, housing both best-in-class hearing facilities as well as top international ADR institutions.
It is centrally located in the heart of Singapore’s business district, and is a preferred hearing centre for parties, counsel, arbitrators and mediators. Maxwell Chambers caters to a wide range of international and local users, and houses 34 entities, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre’s first overseas office outside Geneva, the International Chamber of Commerce’s and American Arbitration Association’s first regional offices in Asia, and a case management office of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Maxwell Chambers provides purpose-built secure hearing facilities for arbitration and mediation, as well as offices for dispute resolution institutions and firms. Maxwell Chambers Suites also provides a 24-hour business centre with concierge and secretarial services, state-of-the-art IT facilities and high-speed connectivity.
Its extension, Maxwell Chambers Suites, was constructed to meet the growing demand for dispute resolution work. Dedicated to housing dispute resolution institutions and firms, the beautifully conserved building has tripled the complex’s capacity.
Maxwell Chambers Suites also has six specially designed executive suites for short-term rental to cater to arbitrators, mediators and counsel who are based overseas but fly in and out of Singapore for dispute resolution. This provides a secure office space staffed by a secretariat that is familiar with the needs of dispute resolution work.
Virtual and Hybrid Hearing Facilities
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting hearings safely is our utmost priority. Maxwell Chambers connects remote parties from around the world, on a 24/7 basis, seamlessly and securely. It provides state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities and a full suite of services, from remote transcription, interpretation, to digital hearing services. renders technical assistance every step of the way to assure parties of a smooth hybrid or virtual hearing. Parties who wish to adopt a hybrid hearing can also make use of the breakout rooms which have safe management measures in place.
Parties and tribunals can connect through an integrated platform for case preparation and converged hearing room services. A secure cloud-based platform will enable you to access your materials from anywhere and collaborate online in a single connected environment. This allows parties to work around current travel restrictions.
With effect from May 2020, Maxwell Chambers has entered into an International Arbitration Centre Alliance (IACA) as a founding centre alongside the International Dispute Resolution Centre of London and Arbitration Place of Toronto and Ottawa, under which the centres provide seamless hybrid hearing services for users globally.
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“I have sat as an arbitrator in a number of cases at Maxwell Chambers. I have found the facilities to be excellent. From the moment that one arrives at Maxwell Chambers, the staff make every effort to be helpful and are unfailingly cheerful and welcoming. The facilities in the hearing rooms are very good. The rooms are light and airy and have good acoustics. All in all, I have found Maxwell Chambers to be the equal of any other arbitration facilities at which I have heard cases, and far better than most.” Peter Leaver QC (Arbitrator, One Essex Court)
Source: Maxwell Chambers website