Justice Andrew Phang was appointed Judge of Appeal (since re-designated Justice of the Court of Appeal) on 28 February 2006. He was appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal by Chief Justice on 28 September 2017.
Born in Singapore, he received his Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) 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.
He taught at the NUS Law Faculty from 1982 to 2000 and was appointed Professor of Law in 1999. 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.
Justice 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.
Justice Phang is the Vice-President of the Singapore Academy of Law and co-chaired the Legal Publishing and Knowledge Cluster. He is currently Advisor in the Legal Research and Publications Committee.
His extensive publications include the local edition of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract and (together with Professor [now Judicial Commissioner] Goh Yihan) Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012 and 2nd Ed, 2021). He is also General Editor of, as well as a contributor to, The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2012 and 2nd Ed, 2022).