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Michael Hwang, S.C.
Member, Advisory Editorial Board
Hwang, a Senior Counsel (“S.C”) of the Supreme Court of Singapore (an equivalent of Queen’s Counsel in England), and Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Court, received his undergraduate and postgraduate legal education at OxfordUniversity where he was a College Scholar and Prizewinner. He has taught at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, and until recently, was an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore. Hwang is active in domestic and international disputes resolution (under ICC, CIETAC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, BANI and SIAC Rules) as counsel and arbitrator as well as mediator. His arbitrations and mediations have involved disputes in a host of countries all over the world. He is an accredited arbitrator of more than 25 national arbitration centres as well as the Permanent Court of Arbitration and ICSID.
Hwang has served in various capacities, including as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore; Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Switzerland; President of the Law Society of Singapore; Representative of the International Olympic Committee on the International Council of Arbitration for Sports; Vice Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce; Vice-President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”); Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”); Member of the International Council of Arbitration of Sports (“ICAS”); and as a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (“UNCC”), a body set up under the Security Council to assess claims against Iraq arising from the Gulf War. Hwang, who currently practices as a Barrister and International Arbitrator in Singapore, has many publications to his credit.