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Biography

 

Judicial Commissioner Christopher Tan Pheng Wee was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 October 2023.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard University in 2003. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance (1st Class Honours) from the University of London in 2006.

Judicial Commissioner Tan served his pupillage in Rajah and Tann before joining the Legal Service in 1999 as a Justices’ Law Clerk. In 2001, he joined the then Subordinate Courts as a Magistrate and subsequently as a District Judge. Since 2003, he has served in various capacities in the Legal and Judicial services, including as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Chambers, as Director of the Mergers Unit and subsequently as Director of the Legal and Enforcement Division in the then Competition Commission of Singapore, and as Director of Enforcement in the Capital Markets Division and subsequently as Executive Director of the Investment Intermediaries Department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In 2014, he returned to the judiciary, serving first as a Senior Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court and subsequently as a District Judge in the Criminal Justice Division of the State Courts. In 2020, he was appointed Registrar of the State Courts and, in 2022, was concurrently appointed as Deputy Presiding Judge of the State Courts.

Judicial Commissioner Tan was awarded The Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2011.


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