SINGAPORE - The President has extended the appointment of High Court Judge Justice Quentin Loh Sze-On for a period of two years.
Justice Loh, 65, will be sworn in at the Istana on January 8.
The judge would have been due for retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court on December 25.
With the re-appointment of Justice Loh, the Supreme Court will continue to have a total of 14 Judges (including the Chief Justice), 10 Judicial Commissioners, five Senior Judges and 12 International Judges.
Justice Loh was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2009, and a High Court Judge in June, 2010.
As a judge, he has heard a wide range of cases with particular emphasis in all aspects of construction, commercial litigation, including complex technical disputes, and arbitration (domestic and international).
Since January 2013, Justice Loh has also been sitting from time to time in the Court of Appeal.
He was selected by the Chief Justice to hear the first case of the Singapore International Commercial Court together with two International Judges, Justice Vivian Ramsey and Justice Anselmo Reyes.
He also chairs the Professional Affairs Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law, the Committee tasked by the Chief Justice to examine better approaches to the conduct of litigation involving personal injuries and accidents as well as the Committee to review the professional standards of lawyers in the Supreme Court and the State Courts.