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Phone: +65 62850114

160 Robinson Road #19-01 SBF Center

Singapore, Singapore 068914

Michael Hwang

Profession:

Senior Counsel & Chartered Arbitrator

Current Employer:

Michael Hwang Chambers LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Copyrights ✔ Employment
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ Landlord/Tenant ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Licensing ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Non-profit Organizations ✔ Partnerships
✔ Probate ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Real Estate ✔ Sports
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Torts
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes ✔ Trusts/Estates

Experience:

Senior Counsel & Chartered Arbitrator

Work History:

Mr Michael Hwang received his legal education at Oxford University (both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels) where he was a College Scholar and Prizewinner. He then took up a teaching appointment at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney before returning to Singapore to commence private practice in 1968 with Allen & Gledhill, where he served as a partner for more than 30 years. In 1991 Mr Hwang was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court (a full time post equivalent to the office of a contract High Court Judge) for a fixed term which expired at the end of 1992. During his term of office, Mr Hwang dealt with a full caseload across the whole range of civil litigation. 15 of his judgments are reported in the Singapore Law Reports, and several of these have been referred to with approval by other courts and academic commentators. He returned to private practice at the beginning of 1993 as Head of Litigation at Allen & Gledhill (currently Singapore’s largest law practice). In 1997 Mr Hwang was appointed one of the first 12 Senior Counsel (“SC”) of the Supreme Court of Singapore (an appointment equivalent to that of Queen's Counsel in England). Mr Michael Hwang received his legal education at Oxford University (both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels) where he was a College Scholar and Prizewinner. He then took up a teaching appointment at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney before returning to Singapore to commence private practice in 1968 with Allen & Gledhill, where he served as a partner for more than 30 years. In 1991 Mr Hwang was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court (a full time post equivalent to the office of a contract High Court Judge) for a fixed term which expired at the end of 1992. During his term of office, Mr Hwang dealt with a full caseload across the whole range of civil litigation. 15 of his judgments are reported in the Singapore Law Reports, and several of these have been referred to with approval by other courts and academic commentators. He returned to private practice at the beginning of 1993 as Head of Litigation at Allen & Gledhill (currently Singapore’s largest law practice). In 1997 Mr Hwang was appointed one of the first 12 Senior Counsel (“SC”) of the Supreme Court of Singapore (an appointment equivalent to that of Queen's Counsel in England). In 2003, he established an independent boutique practice as an Independent Senior Counsel and Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator. From 2000 to 2003 Mr Hwang served as a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (“UNCC”) based in Geneva, a body set up under the Security Council to adjudicate upon claims against Iraq arising from the Gulf War. Between 2004 and 2013, he served as Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Switzerland. Between 2016 - 2018 he served as Non-Resident Ambassador to Argentina. Between 2008 and 2010, he served as the President of the Law Society of Singapore, having served as its Vice President in 2007

Training:

Specialist training in both domestic and international arbitration (as well as mediation), and has lectured and written extensively on international arbitration and mediation. He is active in domestic and international disputes including investment treaty disputes (under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICSID, CAS, AAA/ICDR, BANI, CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, SCC, Swiss, KLRCA and SIAC Rules).

Panels:

Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration American Arbitration Association China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Associations:

Singapore Institute of Arbitrators Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Council for Commercial Arbitration Swiss Arbitration Association

Education:

Oxford University, Bachelor of Civil Law, 1966 Oxford University, Master of Arts, 1968

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