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PMO Press Release: Appointment of International Judge to the Singapore International Commercial Court Bench

Singapore, 7 May 2015 – The President of the Republic of Singapore, acting in his discretion, and in concurrence with the advice of the Prime Minister, will appoint Sir Henry Bernard Eder as an International Judge to the Singapore International Commercial Court, under Article 95(4) of the Constitution. Sir Bernard will be sworn in on 7 May 2015 at a ceremony to be held at the Istana.

2         Sir Bernard, age 62, is formerly a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales and was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division and the Commercial Court from 2011 to 1 April 2015. Prior to his appointment to the UK Bench, he was a Barrister in Essex Court Chambers of London from 1975 to 2010 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. He is widely recognised as an expert in the areas of commercial disputes, civil claims and international arbitration involving all aspects of commercial law including banking, shipping, sale of goods, commodities, oil/gas and insurance. He is currently the Senior Editor of Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading.

3         With this appointment, the Singapore International Commercial Court will have a total of 12 International Judges.


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