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Retirement of High Court Judge, Justice Andrew Ang

Singapore, 25 February, 2014 – Justice Andrew Ang (翁 安 得 烈), Supreme Court Judge, will retire with effect from 26 February 2014, after a decade of distinguished service.

Justice Ang received his LL.B. Hons from the University of Singapore in 1971 and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1973. He joined the University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law as a lecturer from 1972 to 1974. He commenced his career as a lawyer at Lee & Lee in 1974 and retired as Senior Partner and Head of the Banking and Corporate Department on 30 April 2004. He was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 15 May 2004 and as a Supreme Court Judge on 15 May 2005.

During his judicial tenure from 2004 to 2014, Justice Ang served on several committees and boards and held appointments as the Chairman of the Singapore Mediation Centre (2006 to 2011) and of the Legal Heritage Committee (from 2011) and as the Vice-Chairman of the Law Reform Committee (2006 to 2011). He was also a member of the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law Advisory Board.

In appreciation of Justice Ang’s dedicated service to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said, “I congratulate Andrew on a remarkable career in the law. Over the course of forty-three years, he has been an academic, a private practitioner and a Judge of the Supreme Court. When he was appointed to the Bench, he brought with him the experience of three decades of practice. By then he was one of the country’s leading corporate and tax lawyers. It has been a pleasure for me to work with Andrew as a colleague on the Bench. I thank him for the generous and warm spirit with which he has approached his work and interacted with his fellow Judges and staff of the court and I wish him a long, happy and fulfilling retirement.”

On his part, Justice Ang said, “I am honoured to have had the opportunity to serve on the Bench. This last decade has been a truly enriching and satisfying experience for me as I strove to administer justice according to the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will. It has been particularly fulfilling on the occasions when I could make the difference. I would like to thank the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and his predecessors, retired Chief Justices Yong Pung How and Chan Sek Keong, as well as members of the Bench for their friendship which I will cherish. I also thank all Supreme Court staff for their wonderful support throughout my term of office.”

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