The SICC is a division of the Singapore High Court and part of the Supreme Court of Singapore. All appeals from the SICC will be heard by the Court of Appeal of Singapore.
Singapore High Court Judges and International Judges of the Supreme Court may be designated by the Chief Justice to hear cases in the SICC. The Chief Justice and Judges of Appeal may also hear cases in the SICC.
The Chief Justice and Judges of Appeal, including Judges, Senior Judges and International Judges designated by the Chief Justice, may hear appeals from the SICC.
The judges who may hear cases in the SICC and appeals from the SICC include the following:
She was born in and obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1976. Thereafter, she was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple and an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. In 1979, she received her Master of Laws (with distinction) from the University College, London. In 1998, she became a Senior Counsel in Singapore.
Her earlier work experiences include joining M/s Godwin & Co in 1980 and made junior partner in 1983. She also founded M/s Ang & Partners in 1985, her own boutique law firm.
Justice Woo was born in Singapore in 1954. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore in 1977 before being admitted locally as an advocate and solicitor in 1978. He was made Senior Counsel in 1997.
He joined the law firm of M/s Allen & Gledhill in 1970 and remained there until 1992. In October 1992, he set up the law firm of M/s Bih Li & Lee and became its Managing Partner.
Born in Singapore, he received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1986, and Master of Laws from Cambridge University in 1987. Thereafter, he became State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers. He was subsequently promoted to Senior State Counsel in and appointed as Solicitor-General in 2001.
Before joining the legal service, he studied engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University College of London. He also has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Prior to that, he was Managing Partner of Cooma, Lau & Loh, a firm he co-founded in 1978. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1999. In 2001, he moved to Rajah & Tann as an Executive Committee member before becoming Deputy Managing Partner in 2003.
Until his appointment as a Judicial Commissioner, he was also Director of Maxwell Chambers, a dispute resolution complex located in Singapore.
He received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1991. He also holds a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters in Public Management from the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1991 and was appointed a Deputy Registrar and Magistrate in the Subordinate Courts (renamed as the State Courts in 2014) before joining the Supreme Court in 1995 as a Justices’ Law Clerk. In 1997, he returned to the Subordinate Courts as District Judge. In 2007, he joined the Ministry of Law and headed the Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office until 2009. He then returned to the Subordinate Courts in 2009 and was appointed Senior District Judge of the Criminal Justice Division in 2010. He became Chief District Judge of the Subordinate Courts in 2013.
In addition to his appointment in the Supreme Court, he concurrently serves as the first Presiding Judge of the State Courts.
He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1983. He then received his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1988.
Justice Chua began his legal career in 1984. He held various positions such as serving as Deputy Registrar and Magistrate of the Subordinate Courts (renamed as the State Courts in 2014). He also served the Supreme Court Registry. He then became State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers in 1989. In 1991, he was appointed as Partner in Lee & Lee. Then in 1998, he joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (renamed as GIC Pte Ltd in 2013), where he later became the General Counsel. He was a founding member of the Singapore Corporate Counsel and served on various committees of the Law Society of Singapore and Singapore Academy of Law.
He received his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1990. He was then admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in 1991, and appointed as Senior Counsel in 2012.
Ramesh was Managing Partner of Messrs Tan Kok Quan Partnership, where he in dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, and international arbitration.
He was also appointed as Board Member of the Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Pte Ltd and M1 Limited. In the former, he had an added role as Executive Committee Member, while in the latter, he was Chairman of M1’s Risk Committee, as well as Member of their Nominating and Audit Committees.
He is currently a Member of Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee, and New York’s International Insolvency Institute (III). He is also part of the Arbitration and Conciliation working group in the latter.
Ramesh wrote Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring and Insolvency in 51 Jurisdictions Worldwide in 2010. He also authored the Singapore Chapter of the World Bank publication, Doing Business – Closing a Business Survey, published in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Prior to her appointment, she served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court from 30 September 2014. While a Judicial Commissioner, she served as the Family Justice Court’s () first Presiding Judge. As Presiding Judge of the , she played an active role in the development of family law and practice in Singapore and the region, as vice-chair of International Advisory Council and co-chair of the Council of ASEAN Chief Judges Working Group on Cross-border Disputes Involving Children. She was a member of the Family Justice Rules Committee and chaired the Family Justice Rules Working Party. As a member of the Law Reform Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law, she chaired its Law Reform Sub-Committee on the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition Measure for the Protection of Children.
Justice Thean was in the Singapore Legal Service prior to becoming a Judicial Commissioner. She has held various posts within the public service, such as Senior District Judge, Family Division at the State Courts, Deputy Secretary (Law) at the Ministry of Law, Senior State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court and Justice’s Law Clerk to the Supreme Court. She has also previously taught arbitration as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Law Faculty.
She received her Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from Downing College, Cambridge University, in 1991, and her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, in 1995.
Before serving on the Delaware Courts, Justice Berger was a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Attorney General’s office and a corporate litigator in the firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom. She also holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Boston University School of Education and taught public school in Boston, Massachusetts, before attending law school.
Born in New York, she received a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law in 1976 and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Widener University School of Law in 1996.
He was educated in England and the United and then studied Engineering Science and Economics at Oxford before becoming a chartered civil engineer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013.
In 1979, he was called to the English Bar after studying law at the City University and Inns of Court School of Law. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1992 and a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2002. Before his appointment to the bench, he internationally in the area of construction, engineering and technology disputes both in international arbitration and in courts outside the UK.
He is the co-editor of Keating on Construction Contracts, now in its 10th edition. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College, London.
As a Judge, Mr Sikri issued a number of landmark judgments, particularly in the field of commercial and arbitration laws, tax laws, intellectual property matters and economic laws. He retired as the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court of India in Mar 2019.
He is currently a Visiting Professor in two National Law Schools in India and conducts arbitration and mediation sessions. Mr Sikri was conferred Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa in November 2013. In 2007, Managing Intellectual Property Association (“MIPA”) selected him as one of the 50 most influential persons in Intellectual Property in the world.
Justice Douglas Jones, graduated with a Master of Laws in 1977 from the University of Queensland, Australia, joined Clayton Utz as a Partner and Head of the firm’s Construction group in 1993. He headed their International Arbitration and Private International Law group in 1995 and in 2000 was heading Clayton Utz’s National Major Projects Group.
Upon his retirement from Clayton Utz in 2014, Justice Douglas Jones became a full time independent International Arbitrator. His appointments in a number of professional bodies include President of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers; Past President, Chartered Arbitrator, and one of four Companions, of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and Fellow of Resolution Australia, and of the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand.
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