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  • [Video] Official Highlights: Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Suites, 8 Aug 2019

    Watch the official Highlights video of the Grand Opening of Maxwell Chambers Suites on 8 August 2019! The new premises was officially opened by Law Minister Mr K Shanmugam, SC as well as our Chairman, Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC. With the expanded Maxwell Chambers, Singapore strengthens its position as an internationally acclaimed dispute resolution hub....

  • Maxwell Chambers Suites Officially Opens Today Giving Yet Another Boost to Singapore’s Legal Hub Position

    Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, SC, and Chairman of Maxwell Chambers Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, today officially opened Maxwell Chambers Suites, the new extension of Maxwell Chambers. They were joined by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education Indranee Rajah and Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong, as well as ministers and senior officials from 12 countries, and more than 350 guests from the government, judiciary, law firms, dispute resolution institutions, law associations, businesses and academia. Read more here....

  • Heritage And Photography Groups First To Preview Maxwell Chambers Suites

    Some 90 members of various heritage and photography groups were among the first to receive a preview of newly-restored conserved building, Maxwell Chambers Suites, ahead of its grand opening on 8 August 2019. The preview is part of the Ministry of Law’s effort to work with the heritage and photography communities to share the building’s rich history and heritage with Singaporeans through social media and photography, as Singapore celebrates its Bicentennial Year and 54th National Day. Read more here....

  • 50 Students From 13 Schools Appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors

    Some 50 students from 13 schools will be appointed Singapore Convention Youth Ambassadors to high-level international delegations visiting Singapore in August to witness the signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. This was announced on 18 June by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) at the launch of the Singapore Convention Youth Involvement Programme at Maxwell Chambers. Under this programme, the 17 to 18-year-old students will host guided tours around key places of interest. On 8th August, the students will lead foreign delegates on tours of Maxwell Chambers and its expansion, Maxwell Chambers Suites, which will hold its Grand Opening on......

  • 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......

  • INSOL International Establishes First Overseas Office in Singapore

    INSOL International (INSOL) and the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) today announced that INSOL will locate its Asian hub in Singapore. The move represents the first ever physical expansion of INSOL, headquartered in London, since it was formed in 1982. The establishment of an Asian hub is an initiative identified in the Strategic Plan developed by the TaskForce which was set up by the INSOL Board in 2016. The new office will be located in Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers Suites, the newly refurbished building adjacent to Maxwell Chambers, which will house international dispute resolution institutions, law associations, arbitration chambers, law firms and......

  • 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....

  • Maxwell Chambers Lauded As A Hearing Centre

    In Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Hearing Centres Survey (2016), survey respondents remarked that Maxwell Chambers “stands out for the variety of room sizes, layouts to choose from, good natural lighting, easy availability and user-friendliness,“ and its “24-hour availability and holistic support“. It was also found that Maxwell Chambers is ranked second for most of the key factors respondents look out for in choosing a hearing centre, such as location, IT services, and helpfulness of staff. Additionally, Maxwell Chambers came up in second place for its perceived value of money relative to other centres and hotels. This survey is part of GAR’s Guide to Regional Arbitration 2016....

  • New Traffic Direction Around Maxwell Chambers Building

    There have been some changes to the road directions within the vicinity of our premises. Please find more detailed information on the new traffic directions here...

  • Maxwell Chambers Expands To Boost Singapore’s Status As Dispute Resolution Hub

    Maxwell Chambers is pleased to announced that it will be expanding its premises. For more information, please refer to the press release here...