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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.

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).


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