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MAXWELL CHAMBERS INNOVATES TO BECOME WORLD’S FIRST SMART HEARING FACILITY

Maxwell Chambers, the world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex, will soon also become the world’s first smart hearing facility, offering more convenient, secure and comfortable hearings for businesses, legal counsel, arbitrators and mediators, through the use of smart technology. The Smart Maxwell initiative includes smart booking, security, food and beverage, secretariat and concierge services, and a robot named “Max” to deliver files and food within the four-storey building.

The initiative, supported by local enterprise development agency Enterprise Singapore, is also expected to generate more business opportunities for the legal industry in Singapore – which serves clients seeking dispute resolution at Maxwell Chambers. The use of smart technology will improve the ease of administration and logistics and allow disputing parties to better focus on their cases that are heard at Maxwell Chambers. The smart solutions will be co-developed with users and rolled out in Maxwell Chambers by the end of this year. It will be extended, in Phase 2, to the adjacent Maxwell Chambers Suites and serve the 50 new offices there when the new extension completes in 2019. The smart technology is developed jointly with two Singapore tech start-ups, Habitap and Techmetics.

STRONG DEMAND DRIVES FURTHER EXPANSION AT MAXWELL CHAMBERS, BOOSTING SINGAPORE’S POSITION AS DISPUTE RESOLUTION HUB

The Ground-Breaking Ceremony of 28 Maxwell Road was held in the presence of over 70 leading dispute resolution practitioners on 22 June 2017. The event was graced by Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah S.C. During the ceremony, Ms Indranee also announced that the building on 28 Maxwell Road will be renamed ‘Maxwell Chambers Suites’. For more information, please refer to the press release here.

MINISTRY OF LAW CALLS CONSTRUCTION TENDER FOR RESTORATION PROJECT

In support of the expansion of Maxwell Chambers, the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is refurbishing 28 Maxwell Road. It has hence since called tender for construction services to restore the conserved building on 28 Maxwell Road. For more information, please refer to the press release 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.

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 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.

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 wins URA Architectural Heritage Award', AsiaOne, 5 October 2012'

Articles

05 Apr 2018  App to aid hearings at Maxwell Chambers (The Straits Times)
05 Apr 2018  Maxwell Chambers is the world’s first smart hearing facility (SG SME)
04 Apr 2018  Maxwell Chambers to be world's first smart hearing facility (The Straits Times)
04 Apr 2018  Maxwell Chambers set to become world’s first 'smart' hearing facility (Channel NewsAsia)
04 Apr 2018  Singapore converting world’s first integrated dispute resolution complex into smart facility (OpenGov Asia)
04 Apr 2018  Max the robot converts Maxwell Chambers in the world’s first smart hearing facility – (Berita, Mediacorp)
04 Apr 2018  Maxwell Chambers is the world’s first smart hearing centre (Channel 8 Online)
04 Apr 2018  Maxwell Chambers is the world's first smart hearing facility (Lianhe Zaobao)
16 Oct 2017  Q&A with Chairman of Maxwell Chambers (Asian Legal Business)
06 Sep 2017  Moves to maintain SG as favoured seat for resolution of international and cross-border disputes (Lawyers Weekly)
29 Jun 2017  International arbitration body to open office here (The Straits Times)
28 Jun 2017  New case management office for international arbitration by 2018 (The Straits Times)
28 Jun 2017  ICC Court to open in Singapore (Global Arbitration Review)
22 Jun 2017  Red Dot Traffic Building renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites
22 Jun 2017  Strong demand drives further expansion at Maxwell Chambers
22 Jun 2017  Red Dot Traffic Building renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites
22 Jun 2017  Goodbye Red Dot Traffic building, hello Maxwell Chambers Suites
22 Jun 2017  Chinese Feature on News 8 at One (17:57 to 19:46)
23 May 2017  Q&A with Chief Executive of Maxwell Chambers (Asian-mena Counsel)
15 May 2017  Heritage centre to showcase old Traffic Police HQ at 28 Maxwell Road
15 May 2017  Heritage exhibit to pay tribute to former Traffic Police HQ
04 Feb 2017  Red Dot Traffic building to have its heritage restored in S$25 million plan
04 Feb 2017  Red Dot building to lose its red exterior
03 Feb 2017  Red Dot Traffic Building to be restored to original off-white colour
03 Feb 2017  Red Dot Traffic building no longer red; will be restored to original off-white hue as part of $25 million restoration
18 Jan 2017  Maxwell Chambers to expand to thrice its capacity
05 Jan 2017  Singapore's arbitration hub status to receive boost with Maxwell Chambers expansion
05 Jan 2017  Maxwell Chambers to expand, will take over building that houses Red Dot Design Museum
02 Nov 2016  Opus 2 International partners with Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers (Marketwired)
01 Nov 2016  Interview with Chief Executive of Maxwell Chambers (Asian Legal Business)
14 Jun 2016  Arbitration on the rise in Asian trade (Global Trade Review)
06 Jun 2016  ICC Report confirms Singapore as a leading Asia arbitration hub (International Chamber of Commerce)
02 Jun 2016  Singapore is becoming a world leader in arbitration (Financial Times)
06 Oct 2014  Singapore set to be 'top centre for resolving commercial disputes' (Straits Times, Singapore)