ANG Andrew

The Hon. Justice (Ret’d) Andrew Ang retired as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 26 February 2014, after having served almost 10 years on the Bench.

During his judicial tenure, Justice Ang was the Chairman of the Singapore Mediation Centre (2006 to 2011) and of the Legal Heritage Committee (from 2011). He was also Vice-Chairman of the Law Reform Committee (2006 to 2011) and a member of the National University of Singapore’s Law Advisory Board.

Prior to his elevation to the Bench in May 2004, Justice Ang was a Senior Partner and Head of Lee & Lee’s Banking & Corporate Department. In his career with Lee & Lee over a 30-year period, he acquired expertise over a broad spectrum of work including banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate insolvency, income taxation and complex real estate transactions.

Chambers Global, in their directory of The World’s Leading Lawyers (in both the 2002 and 2003 editions) named him as one of two leading lawyers in the top tier of Banking and Finance practice in Singapore, while the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2002 edition) described him as “widely admired”.

In 2003, he was also named as one of three experts in Mergers and Acquisitions in Singapore by the International Financial Law Review.

Justice Ang was conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of The Republic of Singapore in 2000 and held the following positions, inter alia:

  • Member of Monetary Authority of Singapore Appeal Advisory Panel;
  • Board Member of the Land Transport Authority and Member of the Executive Committee;
  • Director of Keppel Corporation Ltd and Member of the Executive Committee;
  • Director and Chairman of Remuneration Committee of Isetan (Singapore) Ltd;
  • Hon Treasurer and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors; and
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Prior to commencing practice as an Advocate and Solicitor, he was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Singapore, where he taught Contract Law, Law of Torts, Equity and Trusts, and Revenue Law.

Publications

Justice Ang wrote several reported High Court judgments in relation to arbitration including the following:

  • Anwar Siraj v Teo Hee Lai Building Construction Pte Ltd [2007] 2 SLR(R) 500;
  • The “Duden” [2008] 4 SLR(R) 984;
  • Car & Cars Pte Ltd v Volkswagen AG [2010] 1 SLR 625;
  • Transocean Offshore International Ventures Ltd v Burgundy Global Exploration Corp [2010] 2 SLR 821;
  • AZT v AZV [2012] 3 SLR 794; and
  • Front Row Investment Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Daimler South East Asia Pte Ltd [2010] SGHC 80