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Maxwell Chambers


Maxwell Chambers is the world's first integrated dispute resolution complex, housing both best-of-class hearing facilities as well as top international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) institutions.  Centrally positioned in the heart of Singapore's business district, Maxwell Chambers is located in the former Customs House, a refurbished four-storey conservation building with a stately neo-classical façade.

Maxwell Chambers has 23 custom-designed hearing rooms and preparation rooms, with the largest room able to accommodate some 140 people.  Maxwell Chambers offers:


  • Confidentiality - 24-hour building security, individual keycard access to acoustically-treated rooms where documents can be left overnight, and trained staff who understand ADR and the need for confidentiality.
  • Comfort - High quality and fully adjustable chairs, deep tables with built-in plug sockets, mobile shelves for files, and the exclusive Arbitrators´ Lounge with complimentary refreshments and reading materials.
  • Convenience - Fully equipped rooms and a suite of supporting services including transcription, interpretation, audio-visual capability, video-conferencing, tele-conferencing, and a Business Centre.  Catering can be provided, or users can visit a wide range of food and beverage outlets on the ground floor.

Maxwell Chambers is also home to the regional offices of some of the world´s most established ADR institutions:

  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)

In addition, several eminent local and foreign arbitrators have set up shop in the building, including Professor Lawrence Boo, Mr Gerard Forlin QC, Professor Bernard Hanotiau, Mr Christopher Lau SC, and Mr David Williams QC, as well as barristers from top London Chambers - One Essex Court, 20 Essex Street, 39 Essex Street, and Essex Court Chambers.