Judges

The SICC is a division of the General Division of the 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.

Judges of the Appellate Division, Judges of the High Court and International Judges of the Supreme Court may be designated by the Chief Justice to hear cases in the SICC. The Chief Justice and Justices of the Court of Appeal may also hear cases in the SICC.

The Chief Justice and Justices of the Court of Appeal including Judges of the Appellate Division, Judges of the High Court, 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:

 

Portrait of Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on 6 November 2012. He is the first Singapore-born Chief Justice. Chief Justice Menon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1991. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1987, and as an attorney and counsellor-at-law in New York in 1992.
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Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on 6 November 2012. He is the first Singapore-born Chief Justice. Chief Justice Menon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1991. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1987, and as an attorney and counsellor-at-law in New York in 1992.

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After he was called to the Bar in Singapore, he practised with major local and international law firms, primarily as an advocate, in the fields of commercial litigation and arbitration, construction law and insolvency law. From 2006 to 2007, he served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008. In 2010, he was appointed the 6th Attorney-General of Singapore, a post he relinquished in 2012 shortly before his appointment as a Judge of Appeal. He was appointed to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights upon his appointment as Attorney-General in 2010 and was later appointed as its Chairman in 2012, upon his appointment as Chief Justice.

He is also the President of the Singapore Academy of Law.

Chief Justice Menon is married with three children.
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Justice Andrew Phang Boon Leong, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Dr Andrew Phang was appointed Judge of Appeal on 28 February 2006. He was appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal by Chief Justice in 2018. Born in Singapore, he received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1982. He pursued his postgraduate studies at Harvard University, where he was conferred his Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science degrees in 1984 and 1988, respectively. In 1990, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.
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Dr Andrew Phang was appointed Judge of Appeal on 28 February 2006. He was appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal by Chief Justice in 2018. Born in Singapore, he received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1982. He pursued his postgraduate studies at Harvard University, where he was conferred his Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science degrees in 1984 and 1988, respectively. In 1990, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.

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He taught at the NUS Law Faculty from 1982 to 2000. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU), and a year later, became Chair of the Department of Law at SMU’s Business School. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.

Dr Phang was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 3 January 2005 and elevated to a Judge on 9 December 2005, before his appointment as Judge of Appeal.

Dr Phang is the Vice-President of the Singapore Academy of Law and co-chairs the Legal Publishing & Knowledge Cluster.

His extensive publications include the local edition of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract and together with Prof Goh Yihan) Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012).  He is also General Editor of, as well as a contributor to, The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2012).
Portrait of Justice Judith Prakash, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Justice Judith Prakash, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Justice Judith Prakash was appointed Judge of Appeal on 1 August 2016. She was also the first woman to be appointed a permanent judge of the Singapore Court of Appeal. On 7 March 2017, she was appointed Judge of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts where she serves on a part-time basis to hear appeal cases. Justice Prakash received her Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) Degree from the University of Singapore (renamed as National University of Singapore in 1980) in 1974. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore the following year.
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Justice Judith Prakash was appointed Judge of Appeal on 1 August 2016. She was also the first woman to be appointed a permanent judge of the Singapore Court of Appeal. On 7 March 2017, she was appointed Judge of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts where she serves on a part-time basis to hear appeal cases. Justice Prakash received her Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) Degree from the University of Singapore (renamed as National University of Singapore in 1980) in 1974. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore the following year.

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She started practice at M/s Chor Pee & Hin Hiong in 1975 as a legal assistant. She joined M/s Drew & Napier in the following year and was made a partner in 1978, specialising in shipping and commercial law. From 1974 to 1976, she served as a family law tutor at the National University of Singapore. She joined the Supreme Court as Judicial Commissioner in 1992 and subsequently became Judge in 1995, before her appointment as Judge of Appeal.

Justice Prakash was conferred the Public Service Medal at the National Day Awards 2005 and The Public Service Star at the National Day Awards 2017, for her work as Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Raffles Girls’ School.

She is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and a trustee of the Eurasian Association.
Portrait of Justice Tay Yong Kwang, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Justice Tay Yong Kwang, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Justice Tay Yong Kwang was appointed Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1981. In 1984, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1986.
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Justice Tay Yong Kwang was appointed Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1981. In 1984, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1986.

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Justice Tay started his judicial career with the Supreme Court in 1981, first as an Assistant Registrar and then as Deputy Registrar.  He served in the Official Assignee and Public Trustee’s Office from 1989 to 1990.

From 1991 to 1997, he served as a District Judge at the Subordinate Courts (renamed as the State Courts in 2014).  In 1997, he was appointed Judicial Commissioner and subsequently a High Court Judge in 2003 before his current appointment.
Portrait of Justice Steven Chong, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Justice Steven Chong, Justice of the Court of Appeal
Justice Steven Chong was appointed Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 April 2017. He received his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1982. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in 1983 and started practising law as an associate in Drew & Napier that same year. He was made Joint Managing Partner in 1997. In 1998, he moved to Rajah & Tann as Senior Partner before becoming Managing Partner in 2003. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.
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Justice Steven Chong was appointed Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 April 2017. He received his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1982. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in 1983 and started practising law as an associate in Drew & Napier that same year. He was made Joint Managing Partner in 1997. In 1998, he moved to Rajah & Tann as Senior Partner before becoming Managing Partner in 2003. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.

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Justice Chong was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 October 2009 and subsequently a High Court Judge in June 2010.

He assumed office as the 7thAttorney-General on 25 June 2012 and served for two years. During his stint, he established the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) Media Relations Unit, launched the Public Prosecution Outreach Programme, led AGC to conclude key international treaties, including the European Union-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and initiated legislative amendments to empower the Attorney-General to represent statutory boards in legal proceedings which led to the passing of the Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Act 2014. He resumed appointment as a High Court Judge on 25 June 2014 until his current appointment. 

On 8 December 2020, Justice Chong was appointed as an expert member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.
Portrait of Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean, Judge of the Appellate Division
Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean, Judge of the Appellate Division
Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean was appointed the President and Judge of the Appellate Division on 2 January 2021. Justice Ang 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. On 21 September 2016, Justice Ang was called to the Middle Temple Bench.
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Justice Belinda Ang Saw Ean was appointed the President and Judge of the Appellate Division on 2 January 2021. Justice Ang 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. On 21 September 2016, Justice Ang was called to the Middle Temple Bench.

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Justice Belinda Ang was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 1 February 2002 and was elevated to Judge of the High Court on 2 January 2003.  Justice Ang’s areas of focus are in Shipping and Arbitration matters, Finance, Securities, Banking, and Complex Commercial cases. Since 30 July 2018, Justice Ang has been sitting regularly in the Court of Appeal.

She joined M/s Godwin & Co in 1980 and was made junior partner in 1983. She also founded M/s Ang & Partners in 1985, her own boutique law firm. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998. 

In November 2017, Justice Ang was appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon to serve as the Judge in charge of the High Court.
In addition, Justice Ang is the chairperson and director of the Board of the Singapore Mediation Centre. She also sits on the Executive Board of the Singapore Academy of Law. Since 25 January 2018, Justice Ang has been appointed a member of the Panel of Referees of the Journal of the Malaysian Judiciary. In January 2019, she was also appointed a member of the Lloyd’s Law Reports Editorial Board
Portrait of Justice Woo Bih Li, Judge of the Appellate Division
Justice Woo Bih Li, Judge of the Appellate Division
Justice Woo Bih Li was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2000 and subsequently a High Court Judge in 2003. He also sits in the Court of Appeal from February 2019 and was appointed Judge of the Appellate Division in 2021. Justice Woo received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore (renamed as National University of Singapore in 1980) in 1977 before being admitted locally as an advocate and solicitor in 1978.
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Justice Woo Bih Li was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2000 and subsequently a High Court Judge in 2003. He also sits in the Court of Appeal from February 2019 and was appointed Judge of the Appellate Division in 2021. Justice Woo received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore (renamed as National University of Singapore in 1980) in 1977 before being admitted locally as an advocate and solicitor in 1978.

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As a Judge, he dealt with Finance, Securities, Banking, Complex Commercial Cases, Employment, Tort Claims, Public Law and Judicial Review, and Criminal Trials.

Justice Woo started his practice in 1980 with the law firm of M/s Allen & Gledhill where he became a partner. In October 1992, he set up the law firm of M/s Bih Li & Lee. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1997.
Portrait of Justice Quentin Loh Sze-On, President of the SICC & Judge of the Appellate Division
Justice Quentin Loh Sze-On, President of the SICC & Judge of the Appellate Division
Justice Quentin Loh was appointed the Judge of the Appellate Division on 2 January 2021, and the President of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) on 25 December 2020. He was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2009 and a High Court Judge in 2010. He specialises in all aspects of Construction, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (domestic and international). He also hears Public Law matters.
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Justice Quentin Loh was appointed the Judge of the Appellate Division on 2 January 2021, and the President of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) on 25 December 2020. He was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2009 and a High Court Judge in 2010. He specialises in all aspects of Construction, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (domestic and international). He also hears Public Law matters.

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Before joining Supreme Court, 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.

In August 2018, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji on a part-time basis for three years to hear cases in an appellate capacity, excluding major criminal cases and cases involving constitutional issues.
Portrait of Justice Choo Han Teck, Judge of the High Court
Justice Choo Han Teck, Judge of the High Court
Justice Choo Han Teck was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 1995 and a High Court Judge in 2003. Justice Choo received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore (renamed as National University of Singapore in 1980) in 1979 and Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1986.
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Justice Choo Han Teck was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 1995 and a High Court Judge in 2003. Justice Choo received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore (renamed as National University of Singapore in 1980) in 1979 and Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1986.

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He began his career as a legal assistant in M/s Murphy & Dunbar in 1980, before joining the National University of Singapore as a lecturer in 1984. Four years later, he joined M/s Allen & Gledhill as a partner, and in 1992, moved to M/s Helen Yeo & Partners in the same capacity.

He was also appointed President of the Military Court of Appeal in 2004. 
Portrait of Justice Lee Seiu Kin, Judge of the High Court
Justice Lee Seiu Kin, Judge of the High Court
Justice Lee Seiu Kin was appointed a High Court Judge in 2006 on 11 April 2006. Born in Malaysia, Justice Lee was educated at St Paul’s Institution, Seremban and National Junior College, Singapore. He was awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship and obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the University of Adelaide in 1977. He worked as a civil engineer in the Public Works Department from 1977 to 1984, during which he obtained a Master of Science (Construction Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1982, and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD in 1984. He was registered as a Professional Engineer in 1983. Justice Lee read law at the National University of Singapore where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 1986. He went on to obtain a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1987. He joined the Singapore Legal Service in October 1987. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1991. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.
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Justice Lee Seiu Kin was appointed a High Court Judge in 2006 on 11 April 2006. Born in Malaysia, Justice Lee was educated at St Paul’s Institution, Seremban and National Junior College, Singapore. He was awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship and obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the University of Adelaide in 1977. He worked as a civil engineer in the Public Works Department from 1977 to 1984, during which he obtained a Master of Science (Construction Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1982, and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD in 1984. He was registered as a Professional Engineer in 1983. Justice Lee read law at the National University of Singapore where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 1986. He went on to obtain a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1987. He joined the Singapore Legal Service in October 1987. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1991. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.

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Justice Lee was posted to the Attorney-Generals Chambers (AGC) as State Counsel and went on to become Senior State Counsel in 1994. He served in the Criminal, Civil and International Affairs Divisions of the AGC and also helmed its Computer Information Systems Department from 1989. On 15 October 1997, he was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court and served in that capacity for five years. He was concurrently the President of the Industrial Arbitration Court from September 1999 until October 2002. On 15 October 2002, Justice Lee was appointed second Solicitor-General, a position he held until his current appointment at the Supreme Court. He served on the boards of the Infocomm Development Agency (2003 to 2005), Competition Commission of Singapore (2005 to 2006), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (2005 to 2006) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (2006).

Justice Lee is a member of the Legal Service Commission since April 2006.

He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal; during the National Day Awards 2017 for his contributions to the legal sector.
Portrait of Justice Chan Seng Onn, Judge of the High Court
Justice Chan Seng Onn, Judge of the High Court
Justice Chan Seng Onn was appointed a High Court Judge in 2007. Justice Chan received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1986, and Master of Laws from Cambridge University in 1987.
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Justice Chan Seng Onn was appointed a High Court Judge in 2007. Justice Chan received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1986, and Master of Laws from Cambridge University in 1987.

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He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1987 and became State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). Subsequently, he was posted to Supreme Court as Senior Assistant Registrar in 1991, before returning to AGC as Senior State Counsel in 1994. He was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 15 October 1997. In 2001, he returned to AGC as Solicitor-General. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2001.

Before joining the legal service, Justice Chan was a Colombo Plan scholar. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University College, London. This was followed by a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

Justice Chan is currently the President of the Industrial Arbitration Court.
Portrait of Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy, Judge of the High Court
Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy, Judge of the High Court
Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2012 and a High Court Judge in 2013.He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Nottingham University in 1990, and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University in 1998. He won first prize in the 1991 Trinity Bar Examinations, and later that year was called to the Bar of England & Wales by the Inner Temple. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1992.
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Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2012 and a High Court Judge in 2013.He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Nottingham University in 1990, and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University in 1998. He won first prize in the 1991 Trinity Bar Examinations, and later that year was called to the Bar of England & Wales by the Inner Temple. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1992.

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He began his legal career in Shook Lin & Bok in 1992 and became a partner in 1996. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He was also admitted in New South Wales (2005) and in New York (2007).
Portrait of Justice Tan Siong Thye, Judge of the High Court
Justice Tan Siong Thye, Judge of the High Court
Justice Tan Siong Thye was appointed Judge of the High Court in July 2014. Subsequently, he served as Singapore’s first Deputy Attorney-General for a three-year term. On 1 April 2017, he resumed appointment as a High Court Judge. Justice Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1979 and obtained his Master of Laws (Merit) degree from the University College of London under the legal service postgraduate scholarship in 1992.
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Justice Tan Siong Thye was appointed Judge of the High Court in July 2014. Subsequently, he served as Singapore’s first Deputy Attorney-General for a three-year term. On 1 April 2017, he resumed appointment as a High Court Judge. Justice Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1979 and obtained his Master of Laws (Merit) degree from the University College of London under the legal service postgraduate scholarship in 1992.

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He started his legal career as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) in 1979. In 1986, he was posted to the Subordinate Courts (renamed as State Courts in 2014) where he held various key appointments including Referee of the Small Claims Tribunals, Juvenile Magistrate and District Judge. He was posted to AGC as Senior State Counsel from 1998 to 1999.

In 1999, he assumed the post of Director of the Commercial Affairs Department until 2008 when he re-joined the State Courts as the Senior District Judge (later renamed the Chief District Judge in 2010). He was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court in October 2013, and subsequently Judge of the Supreme Court in July 2014. Shortly after, he was appointed Deputy Attorney-General on 1 Feb 2015 for a three-year term, before returning to the Supreme Court in 2017.

For his sterling contributions, he was presented the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2003 and the Public Administration Medal (Gold Bar) in 2011.

In addition, Justice Tan was a member of the Military Court of Appeal and was also a field army commander with the rank of Colonel (reservist) in the Singapore Armed Forces. He received the Singapore Armed Forces National Serviceman of the Year Award in 1997 and the National Day Commendation Medal (Military) in 2002.
Portrait of Justice See Kee Oon, Judge of the High Court
Justice See Kee Oon, Judge of the High Court
Justice See Kee Oon was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2014 and a High Court Judge in January 2017. 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 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
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Justice See Kee Oon was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2014 and a High Court Judge in January 2017. 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 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1991 and was appointed a Deputy Registrar and Magistrate in the Subordinate Courts (renamed as 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 and continued to hold the appointment, now known as Presiding Judge of the State Courts, until March 2020.

Justice See chairs the SAL Legal Heritage Committee and is a board member of the SAL Executive Board and the Singapore Judicial College. He also sits on the Military Court of Appeal.
Portrait of Justice Chua Lee Ming, Judge of the High Court
Justice Chua Lee Ming, Judge of the High Court
Justice Chua Lee Ming was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2015 and High Court Judge in January 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1983 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1984. He received his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1988.
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Justice Chua Lee Ming was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2015 and High Court Judge in January 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1983 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1984. He received his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1988.

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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 State Courts in 2014). He also served in the Supreme Court Registry for three years before becoming State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers in 1989. Justice Chua left for private practice in 1990 and became a Partner of the law firm, Lee & Lee in 1991. 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 Association, and has served on various committees of the Law Society of Singapore as well as the School of Law Advisory Board, Singapore Management University. Justice Chua continues to serve on various committees of the Singapore Academy of Law.
Portrait of Justice Kannan Ramesh, Judge of the High Court
Justice Kannan Ramesh, Judge of the High Court
Justice Kannan Ramesh was appointed Judicial Commissioner in May 2015, and Judge of the High Court in April 2017. He was also appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam (“SCBD”) on a part-time basis on 7 Oct 2019 where he hears both commercial and civil cases in SCBD. 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 Senior Counsel in 2012.
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Justice Kannan Ramesh was appointed Judicial Commissioner in May 2015, and Judge of the High Court in April 2017. He was also appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam (“SCBD”) on a part-time basis on 7 Oct 2019 where he hears both commercial and civil cases in SCBD. 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 Senior Counsel in 2012.

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Before his appointment as Judicial Commissioner, Justice Ramesh was Managing Partner of Messrs Tan Kok Quan Partnership from 2008, where he specialised 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 a member of Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee, and New York’s International Insolvency Institute (III) and part of III’s Arbitration and Conciliation working group. He was instrumental in establishing the Judicial Insolvency Network (JIN) which issued in October 2016, guidelines for court-to-court communications and cooperation in cross-border insolvencies.

Justice 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.
Portrait of Justice Valerie Thean, Judge of the High Court
Justice Valerie Thean, Judge of the High Court
Justice Valerie Thean was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 30 September 2014 and subsequently as High Court Judge of the Supreme Court on 30 September 2017. She was awarded the President’s Scholarship in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from Downing College, Cambridge University, in 1991. She subsequently obtained her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, in 1995.
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Justice Valerie Thean was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 30 September 2014 and subsequently as High Court Judge of the Supreme Court on 30 September 2017. She was awarded the President’s Scholarship in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from Downing College, Cambridge University, in 1991. She subsequently obtained her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, in 1995.

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Justice Thean joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1992. After her first posting as a Justices’ Law Clerk, she held various appointments within the public service, including Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court, Senior State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Law and Senior District Judge of the Family and Juvenile Justice Division of the State Courts. She taught arbitration as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Law Faculty.

Justice Thean was appointed the first Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Court (FJC) on 1 October 2014, a position she held concurrently while serving as a Judicial Commissioner.
Portrait of Justice Hoo Sheau Peng, Judge of the High Court
Justice Hoo Sheau Peng, Judge of the High Court
Justice Hoo Sheau Peng was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 30 September 2014 and subsequently High Court Judge on 30 September 2017. A President’s Scholar, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Class I) from the University of Cambridge in 1992. She also holds a Master of Laws (Intellectual Property and Technology) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.
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Justice Hoo Sheau Peng was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 30 September 2014 and subsequently High Court Judge on 30 September 2017. A President’s Scholar, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Class I) from the University of Cambridge in 1992. She also holds a Master of Laws (Intellectual Property and Technology) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.

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Justice Hoo began her career as a Justices’ Law Clerk, and has been in the Singapore Legal Service for more than 20 years. She had served as Principal District Judge and Registrar of the Subordinate Courts (renamed as State Courts in 2014). In addition, she had also served as Deputy Chief Counsel (Advisory and Administration) of the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Singapore Legal Service.
Portrait of Justice Debbie Ong, Judge of the High Court
Justice Debbie Ong, Judge of the High Court
Justice Debbie Ong was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2014, and High Court Judge on 30 September 2017. She was appointed Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts on 1 October 2017. Justice Ong earned her Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1989 and Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge in 1991. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1990.
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Justice Debbie Ong was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2014, and High Court Judge on 30 September 2017. She was appointed Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts on 1 October 2017. Justice Ong earned her Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1989 and Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge in 1991. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1990.

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Her legal career began as an academic at NUS’ Faculty of Law in 1989, specialising in family law. While teaching, she also assisted the Family Courts as a court mediator and the Supreme Court as amicus curiae. In addition, she served as Chairperson of the Centre Governance Committee of the Tampines Family Service Centre, and Resource Consultant for the Law Society’s Family Law Practice Committee.

She was a member to various boards and councils, such as, the Review Board constituted under the Children and Young Persons Act and the Advisory Board of “Marriage Central” constituted under the National Family Council. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Child and Family Quarterly Journal (United Kingdom), the Family Justice Rules Working Party, the Family Law Reform Working Group and the SAL’s Publications Committee and the Legal Education Cluster Committee. She currently co-chairs the inter-agency Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System.

Justice Ong published the book entitled International Issues in Family Law in Singapore in January 2015, and has contributed numerous articles in local as well as international scholarly journals.

Her accolades include winning the Singapore Academy of Law Merit Award and Legal Aid Bureau Amicus Award in 2013.
Portrait of Justice Aedit Abdullah, Judge of the High Court
Justice Aedit Abdullah, Judge of the High Court
Justice Aedit Abdullah was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2014 and High Court Judge on 30 September 2017. Justice Abdullah obtained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law (First Class) from the University of Oxford in 1998 and a Master in Public Management from NUS in 2007.
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Justice Aedit Abdullah was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2014 and High Court Judge on 30 September 2017. Justice Abdullah obtained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law (First Class) from the University of Oxford in 1998 and a Master in Public Management from NUS in 2007.

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He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1995 and began his career as a Justices’ Law Clerk. He then taught at the Faculty of Law, NUS, before re-joining the Singapore Legal Service. He has held various appointments, such as Deputy Public Prosecutor, Deputy Senior State Counsel and District Judge of the Subordinate Courts (renamed as State Courts in 2014). He was appointed Chief Prosecutor (Economic Crimes and Governance Division), and subsequently Chief Prosecutor (Criminal Justice Division) at the Attorney-General’s Chambers in 2011 and served as special counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore from January 2008 to June 2009. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012.

He is the chair and a member of various committees.
Portrait of Justice Pang Khang Chau, Judge of the High Court
Justice Pang Khang Chau, Judge of the High Court
Justice Pang Khang Chau was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2019.
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Justice Pang Khang Chau was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2019.

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Justice Pang joined the Legal Service in 1995 as a State Counsel in the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) where he acted as counsel for the government in various legal proceedings, including in cases before the High Court and the Court of Appeal. In 1998, he was posted to the Ministry of Law as Deputy Director, Legal Policy Division before returning to the AGC in 2002.

In 2012, Justice Pang was appointed the Director-General of the International Affairs Division of AGC, overseeing a department of lawyers, responsible for advising government departments on international law matters and representing the government in international negotiations and international disputes. He had been involved in the Land Reclamation dispute before the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, as well as in the Pedra Branca dispute before the International Court of Justice. Justice Pang was also the Deputy Agent for the Government of Singapore in the Railway Land arbitration before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague and the leader of Singapore’s delegation in the negotiations with Indonesia over the maritime boundary in the eastern part of the Singapore Strait.
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Justice Audrey Lim, Judge of the High Court
Justice Audrey Lim was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2019.
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Justice Audrey Lim was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2019.

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Justice Lim joined the Legal Service in 1994. She has considerable and varied legal experience in civil, criminal and family matters, with postings to the Supreme Court, State Courts, and Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). She was appointed Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court in 2009, and subsequently the Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel of the Legislation Division of the AGC in 2013.
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Justice Ang Cheng Hock, Judge of the High Court
Justice Ang Cheng Hock was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 14 May 2018 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2019.
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Justice Ang Cheng Hock was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 14 May 2018 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2019.

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He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1995 and a Master of Laws from Yale Law School in 1998. He served as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court in 1996 and 1997. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1996 and admitted as an Attorney & Counsellor at Law in the state of New York in 1999.

Before his appointment as a Judicial Commissioner, Justice Ang was a partner in Allen & Gledhill, and a member of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. His main areas of practice included civil and commercial litigation, international arbitration and corporate-related disputes such as shareholders’ disputes, breaches of directors’ duties, securities-related and banking litigation, defamation and professional liability. He had also represented clients in insolvency related litigation, shipping disputes and intellectual property disputes. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2009.
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Justice Vincent Hoong Seng Lei, Judge of the High Court
Justice Vincent Hoong was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 10 April 2019 and High Court Judge on 3 January 2020. In addition to his appointment in the Supreme Court, he concurrently serves as the Presiding Judge of the State Courts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2nd Class Upper Division) from the National University of Singapore in 1982 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1983. He had a short stint in private practice before he joined the Legal Service in 1984.
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Justice Vincent Hoong was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 10 April 2019 and High Court Judge on 3 January 2020. In addition to his appointment in the Supreme Court, he concurrently serves as the Presiding Judge of the State Courts. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2nd Class Upper Division) from the National University of Singapore in 1982 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1983. He had a short stint in private practice before he joined the Legal Service in 1984.

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From April 1984 to August 1997, he held various appointments in the Supreme Court as an Assistant Registrar and in the Subordinate Courts (renamed as State Courts in 2014) as a Magistrate and District Judge.

Justice Hoong managed the Singapore Land Registry of the Ministry of Law from September 1997 to May 2001 before being seconded to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Legal Officer, and eventually as Chief Executive from May 2009 to March 2015. During his tenure at the SLA, he also held concurrent appointments as the Registrar of Titles & Deeds and Controller of Residential Property from May 2000 to 31 March 2015 and as the Commissioner of Lands from August 2002 to April 2009.

He was appointed the Registrar of the Supreme Court in April 2015, a position he held before his appointment as a Judicial Commissioner. He has more than 34 years of experience in both judiciary and the legal service.

Justice Hoong currently sits on the Singapore Academy of Law’s LawNet Management Committee.

He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2015.
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Justice Dedar Singh Gill, Judge of the High Court
Justice Dedar Singh Gill was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2018 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2020. Justice Gill graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1983.
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Justice Dedar Singh Gill was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2018 and High Court Judge on 1 August 2020. Justice Gill graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1983.

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Justice Gill last held the position of Managing Director of the Intellectual Property Department at Messrs. Drew and Napier LLC. He had appeared as counsel before the High Court and Court of Appeal for major corporate clients and had established a considerable reputation for his expertise and experience in intellectual property law.

Justice Gill was appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon to manage the Intellectual Property (IP) list of the High Court and implement the recommendations submitted by the IP Dispute Resolution Framework Review Committee to review the Intellectual Property dispute resolution system in Singapore. In addition to hearing IP cases, Justice Gill also hears cases pertaining to contract, tort and negligence.
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Justice Mavis Chionh, Judge of the High Court
Justice Mavis Chionh was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 12 March 2018 and High Court Judge on 12 March 2021. Justice Chionh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (1st Class Honours) from the University of Oxford before joining the Singapore Legal Service in 1991. She also has a Master of Laws (Chinese Law) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
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Justice Mavis Chionh was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 12 March 2018 and High Court Judge on 12 March 2021. Justice Chionh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (1st Class Honours) from the University of Oxford before joining the Singapore Legal Service in 1991. She also has a Master of Laws (Chinese Law) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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Justice Chionh has spent more than 25 years serving in a number of postings within the Singapore Legal Service, such as the then Subordinate Courts, the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), the Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office, and the Crime Cluster of the AGC where she served as Chief Prosecutor of the Financial and Technology Crime Division (formerly known as the Economic Crimes and Governance Division) and as Chief Prosecutor of the Criminal Justice Division. Prior to her appointment as a Judicial Commissioner, she was 2nd Solicitor-General at the AGC. 

Justice Chionh was appointed Senior Counsel in 2015 and received the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in the same year.

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Justice Carolyn Berger, International Judge
Justice Carolyn Berger was appointed an International Judge of the SICC in January 2015. From 1994 to 2014, she was a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court, the highest Court in the State of Delaware. Before that, she served for 10 years on the Delaware Court of Chancery, the business trial court in Delaware that specialises in corporate and commercial disputes.
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Justice Carolyn Berger was appointed an International Judge of the SICC in January 2015. From 1994 to 2014, she was a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court, the highest Court in the State of Delaware. Before that, she served for 10 years on the Delaware Court of Chancery, the business trial court in Delaware that specialises in corporate and commercial disputes.

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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 and 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.
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Justice Patricia Bergin, International Judge
Justice Bergin retired as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2017, 18 years after her appointment back in 1999. As Commercial List Judge in the Equity Division from 2003 to 2009, Justice Bergin administered the busiest Commercial Court in Australia. She was further appointed as Chief Judge in Equity and as an additional Judge of Appeal in 2009.
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Justice Bergin retired as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2017, 18 years after her appointment back in 1999. As Commercial List Judge in the Equity Division from 2003 to 2009, Justice Bergin administered the busiest Commercial Court in Australia. She was further appointed as Chief Judge in Equity and as an additional Judge of Appeal in 2009.

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Justice Sir Jeremy Cooke, International Judge
Justice Cooke graduated from Oxford University and was called to the Bar in 1976 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. He was appointed High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench, Commercial Court in 2001 and retired in 2016 after 15 years on the Bench. He served as the Judge in charge of the Commercial Court for a time and is highly respected for his expertise in commercial law. He is also known for his expertise in energy, insurance & reinsurance, professional negligence, shipping & maritime law, international trade, banking and derivatives. Justice Cooke is currently an International Judge with the Dubai International Financial Centre.
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Justice Cooke graduated from Oxford University and was called to the Bar in 1976 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. He was appointed High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench, Commercial Court in 2001 and retired in 2016 after 15 years on the Bench. He served as the Judge in charge of the Commercial Court for a time and is highly respected for his expertise in commercial law. He is also known for his expertise in energy, insurance & reinsurance, professional negligence, shipping & maritime law, international trade, banking and derivatives. Justice Cooke is currently an International Judge with the Dubai International Financial Centre.

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Justice Sir Henry Bernard Eder, International Judge
Justice Eder was formerly a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales, and was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division and the Commercial Court from 2011 to 2015. Prior to his appointment to the Bench in the United Kingdom, he was a Barrister in Essex Court Chambers of London from 1975 to 2010, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. From 1999-2003, he was a Visiting Professor at University College London.
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Justice Eder was formerly a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales, and was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division and the Commercial Court from 2011 to 2015. Prior to his appointment to the Bench in the United Kingdom, he was a Barrister in Essex Court Chambers of London from 1975 to 2010, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. From 1999-2003, he was a Visiting Professor at University College London.

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He is widely recognised as an expert in the areas of commercial disputes, civil claims and international arbitration involving all aspects of commercial law including banking, shipping, sale of goods, commodities, oil/gas and insurance.  He is currently the Senior Editor of Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading.  He has rejoined Essex Court Chambers as an arbitrator/mediator.
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Justice Robert French, International Judge
Justice French was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia for about 22 years before being appointed the Chief Justice of Australia in 2008. After his retirement as Chief Justice in January 2017, he accepted the appointment of non-permanent Judge in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. Justice French has a special interest in intellectual property, competition, commercial and public law.
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Justice French was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia for about 22 years before being appointed the Chief Justice of Australia in 2008. After his retirement as Chief Justice in January 2017, he accepted the appointment of non-permanent Judge in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. Justice French has a special interest in intellectual property, competition, commercial and public law.

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Justice Roger Giles, International Judge
Justice Giles was appointed an International Judge of the SICC on its establishment in January 2015. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a BA in 1961 and LLB (Hons) in 1965, and from the Oxford University with a BCL (Hons) in 1968. After a time in articles and as a solicitor, he was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1971 and became Queen's Counsel in 1983. In 1988, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of NSW, becoming Chief Judge of the Commercial Division in 1994 and a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 1998. He retired from that Court in December 2011.
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Justice Giles was appointed an International Judge of the SICC on its establishment in January 2015. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a BA in 1961 and LLB (Hons) in 1965, and from the Oxford University with a BCL (Hons) in 1968. After a time in articles and as a solicitor, he was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1971 and became Queen's Counsel in 1983. In 1988, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of NSW, becoming Chief Judge of the Commercial Division in 1994 and a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 1998. He retired from that Court in December 2011.

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Justice Giles principally practiced in equity and commercial law, but the Court of Appeal took him into most areas of civil and criminal law. He is also a Judge of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.
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Justice Dominique T. Hascher, International Judge
Justice Hascher was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court in France as Judge in 2012. He also holds the position of Secretary General of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union since his election in 2004. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Paris in 1977 and a Master of Laws from Harvard University in 1983 after earning a Fulbright scholarship.
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Justice Hascher was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court in France as Judge in 2012. He also holds the position of Secretary General of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union since his election in 2004. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Paris in 1977 and a Master of Laws from Harvard University in 1983 after earning a Fulbright scholarship.

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He joined the French Judiciary in 1982 as trial court judge before working for the Ministry of Justice in 1986. From 1990 to 1998, he served as the General Counsel and Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. In 1998, he was appointed as Court of Appeal Judge before being promoted to Presiding Judge in 2008.

Justice Hascher has also lectured at the Hague Academy of International Law in 1999 and was visiting Professor at University College London in 2005 and at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. He is President of the French Society of Comparative Law (2016), Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn (2005) and a member of the American Law Institute (2007).
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Justice Douglas Samuel Jones AO, International Judge
Justice Douglas Jones is highly regarded as an International arbitrator, particularly in construction disputes. Chambers Asia Pacific had recognised him as the leading Asia Pacific Arbitrator for construction disputes. In 2018, he maintained his Band One ranking in the Chambers Asia-Pacific International arbitration category for an eighth consecutive year. In the same year, he was identified as one of the 10 most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in London and a leader in construction disputes.
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Justice Douglas Jones is highly regarded as an International arbitrator, particularly in construction disputes. Chambers Asia Pacific had recognised him as the leading Asia Pacific Arbitrator for construction disputes. In 2018, he maintained his Band One ranking in the Chambers Asia-Pacific International arbitration category for an eighth consecutive year. In the same year, he was identified as one of the 10 most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in London and a leader in construction disputes.

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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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Justice Lord Jonathan Hugh Mance, International Judge
Lord Mance read law at University College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1965 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and a Bencher in 1989. Lord Mance was a commercial lawyer, whose practice developed a substantial international element, including considerable periods in Hong Kong and The Bahamas. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 1993 and served on the British Bench for 25 years. In Oct 2009, Lord Mance became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (when it was created) and he was appointed its Deputy President in 2017. He retired from the UK Supreme Court and successor to the House of Lords in June 2018.
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Lord Mance read law at University College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1965 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and a Bencher in 1989. Lord Mance was a commercial lawyer, whose practice developed a substantial international element, including considerable periods in Hong Kong and The Bahamas. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 1993 and served on the British Bench for 25 years. In Oct 2009, Lord Mance became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (when it was created) and he was appointed its Deputy President in 2017. He retired from the UK Supreme Court and successor to the House of Lords in June 2018.

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He has written many judgments on international, commercial and European law at both the first instance and appellate levels. His specialisation in commercial law includes insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, banking and international trade.
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Justice Beverley McLachlin PC, International Judge
Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is the longest serving Chief Justice of Canada. She retired in December 2017 after 28 years at the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice McLachlin was appointed to the Bench of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1981, the Court of Appeal in 1985 and then as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1988. In 1989, she was appointed Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2000. She is currently a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. Justice McLachlin has dealt with administrative law, family law, commercial and business law, press rights and intellectual property.
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Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is the longest serving Chief Justice of Canada. She retired in December 2017 after 28 years at the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice McLachlin was appointed to the Bench of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1981, the Court of Appeal in 1985 and then as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1988. In 1989, she was appointed Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2000. She is currently a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. Justice McLachlin has dealt with administrative law, family law, commercial and business law, press rights and intellectual property.

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Justice Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, International Judge
Lord Neuberger graduated from Oxford University and was called to the Bar in 1974. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987. In 1996, he was appointed to the Bench and became a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2004. Lord Neuberger was President of the UK Supreme Court from 2012 to 2017 and has extensive experience in most areas of law including commercial law.
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Lord Neuberger graduated from Oxford University and was called to the Bar in 1974. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987. In 1996, he was appointed to the Bench and became a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2004. Lord Neuberger was President of the UK Supreme Court from 2012 to 2017 and has extensive experience in most areas of law including commercial law.

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Justice Sir Vivian Ramsey, International Judge
Until 2014, Justice Ramsey served for nine years on the bench as a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) of England and Wales, including a three-year period as Judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court. He was also judge in charge of the implementation of the Jackson Reforms in the courts in England and Wales from 2012 to 2014.
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Until 2014, Justice Ramsey served for nine years on the bench as a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) of England and Wales, including a three-year period as Judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court. He was also judge in charge of the implementation of the Jackson Reforms in the courts in England and Wales from 2012 to 2014.

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He was educated in England and the United States, 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 specialised 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.
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Justice Anselmo Reyes, International Judge
Justice Reyes was appointed as a Judge of the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong and served in that capacity from 2003 to 2012. As a Judge, his specialisation was construction, arbitration, commercial and admiralty matters. Justice Reyes obtained a BA (Law), LLM and PhD in Law from Cambridge University in 1982, 1983 and 1987 respectively, and was called to both the Hong Kong and the Singapore Bar. He was appointed Senior Counsel in Hong Kong in 2001.
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Justice Reyes was appointed as a Judge of the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong and served in that capacity from 2003 to 2012. As a Judge, his specialisation was construction, arbitration, commercial and admiralty matters. Justice Reyes obtained a BA (Law), LLM and PhD in Law from Cambridge University in 1982, 1983 and 1987 respectively, and was called to both the Hong Kong and the Singapore Bar. He was appointed Senior Counsel in Hong Kong in 2001.

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He is currently a Professor of Legal Practice in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong and is an active practitioner in commercial arbitration. He was Representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Asia Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong from 2013 to 2017. He is also an Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple.
Portrait of Justice Sir Bernard Rix, International Judge
Justice Sir Bernard Rix, International Judge
Justice Rix has extensive judicial experience at both first instance and appellate levels of court, as a Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales from 2000 to 2013; as the Judge in charge of the Commercial Court of London from 1998 to 1999; and a Judge of High Court of Justice from 1993 to 2000. He is recognised for implementing the Woolf Reforms to civil procedure in the London Commercial Court, and for re-drafting the Guide and Practice Directions of that court.
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Justice Rix has extensive judicial experience at both first instance and appellate levels of court, as a Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales from 2000 to 2013; as the Judge in charge of the Commercial Court of London from 1998 to 1999; and a Judge of High Court of Justice from 1993 to 2000. He is recognised for implementing the Woolf Reforms to civil procedure in the London Commercial Court, and for re-drafting the Guide and Practice Directions of that court.

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Before his appointment to the bench, he specialised in international commercial law and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. He is currently a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands and an arbitrator. He is also a Professor of International Commercial Law at Queen Mary, University of London.
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Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, International Judge
Justice Sikri was a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India from Apr 2013 to Mar 2019. He was appointed Judge of the High Court of Delhi in Jul 1999 and served as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from Oct 2011 before being elevated to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court in Sep 2012. He was subsequently appointed a Judge at the Supreme Court of India in Apr 2013.
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Justice Sikri was a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India from Apr 2013 to Mar 2019. He was appointed Judge of the High Court of Delhi in Jul 1999 and served as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court from Oct 2011 before being elevated to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court in Sep 2012. He was subsequently appointed a Judge at the Supreme Court of India in Apr 2013.

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As a Judge, Justcice 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.
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Justice Simon Thorley QC, International Judge
Justice Thorley Q.C. was appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court in January 2015.
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Justice Thorley Q.C. was appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court in January 2015.

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He studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University from 1968-1971 and received the degree of MA (Hons). He was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of The Inner Temple in 1972 and then began practice at the Intellectual Property Bar. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989. Justice Thorley has more than 40 years of experience in Intellectual Property and related law,and was a leading practitioner in that field until he ceased practice in 2014. He was a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales and was also the Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal in the United Kingdom for eight years. He was a co-editor of the 13th-15th Editions of Terrell on the Law of Patents, a standard work of reference on UK patent law. Justice Thorley served as Treasurer of the Inner Temple in 2013.