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Ang Cheng Hock
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Judicial Commissioner of Singapore
Assumed office
14 May 2018
Appointed byHalimah Yacob
Personal details
Born1970 (age 48–49)
NationalitySingaporean
Alma mater
Websitehttps://www.supremecourt.gov.sg/about-us/the-supreme-court-bench/justices

Ang Cheng Hock (Chinese: 洪清福; pinyin: Hóng Qīng Fú; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Âng Chheng-hok, born 1970), SC, is a Judicial Commissioner in the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Education[edit | edit source]

Ang graduated from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law with an LLB in 1995. He topped his class and obtained a first class honours.[1] While an undergraduate student, Ang and his team won the 1994 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.[2]

Subsequently, Ang was awarded the inaugural Singapore Academy of Law Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at Yale Law School, where he obtained his LLM in 1998.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Ang completed his pupillage (now known as practice training) in Allen & Gledhill under current Law Minister K Shanmugam[3] and finished at the top of the Postgraduate Practical Law Course in 1996, when he was called to the Singapore Bar.[1] He was then deployed as a Justices' Law Clerk in the Supreme Court.[1]

In 1998, Ang was also called to the New York Bar.[1]

After returning to Allen & Gledhill, Ang rose to become a partner. He practises in litigation and arbitration.[3] In 2017, he was ranked Band 1 in litigation by Chambers and Partners, who noted that he "is very analytical; persuasive in his arguments and incisive in his submissions".[4]

In 2009, Ang was appointed as a Senior Counsel. At 38, he was among the youngest lawyers to be appointed.[3]

Judicial career[edit | edit source]

Ang was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of Singapore from 14 May 2018 for a period of 18 months.[5] He was sworn in on 17 May 2018.[6]

Family[edit | edit source]

Ang is married.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Ang Cheng Hock, SC" (PDF). Allen & Gledhill.
  2. "History of the Faculty". NUS Faculty of Law. 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Toh, Mavis (4 January 2009). "The four new Senior Counsel" (PDF). The Straits Times. Singapore.
  4. "Cheng Hock Ang SC". Chambers and Partners. 2017.
  5. "Appointments to the Supreme Court Bench". Prime Minister's Office. 12 February 2018.
  6. "Swearing-in and Appointment Ceremony of Judicial Commissioner". The Istana. 17 May 2018.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:Singaporean lawyers Category:Singaporean Senior Counsel Category:National University of Singapore alumni


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