Supreme Court Judge Andrew Ang to retire

Posing for a group photo shot before the Opening of the Legal Year ceremony are (front row, from left): Justice Woo Bih Li, Justice Choo Han Teck, Judge of Appeal V.K. Rajah, Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang, Justice Judith Prakash, Justice Belinda Ang and Justice Tay Yong Kwang; and (back row): Judicial Commissioner Lee Kim Shin, Judicial Commissioner Tan Siong Thye, Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee, Justice Quentin Loh, Justice Lee Seiu Kin, Justice Andrew Ang, Justice Chan Seng Onn, Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy, Judicial Commissioner George Wei and Judicial Commissioner Edmund Leow.

SINGAPORE - Supreme Court Judge Andrew Ang, 68, will be retiring with effect from February 26 after a decade of distinguished service.

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.

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 May 15, 2004 and as a Supreme Court Judge on May 15, 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.

CJ Menon thanked Justice Ang 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 wished 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.

"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."