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Michael Hwang Chambers LLC
150 Beach Road
#06-01 Gateway West
Singapore 189720
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Essex Court Chambers
24-28 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 2EG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44.207.813.8000
Fax: +44.207.813.8000
Languages   English (native); Chinese (Mandarin) (good working knowledge); French (knowledge)
Nationality   Singapore
Bar Admission   Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore - 1968
Barrister, England & Wales - 1968
Advocate and Solicitor, West Malaysia - 1969
Barrister and Solicitor, Victoria, Australia - 1979
Education   Oxford University (BA Jurisprudence - 1965; BCL - 1966; MA - 1969)
Visiting Professor - National University of Singapore (1999)
Adjunct Professor - National University of Singapore (2005-2013)
as Arbitrator  
Chair, sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc (including UNICTRAL) and institutional under the aegis of the ICC, ICSID, AAA, LCIA, SIAC, CIETAC, BANI, SCC and ICDR/AAA
as Counsel  
Domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and ICC (sales of goods, construction, joint venture and contractual matters)
Relating to  
Numerous articles and case notes on international arbitration, including:

• "Standard of Proof for Challenge Against Arbitrators: Giving Them the Benefit of the Doubt," in The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator: Liber Amicorum Pierre A. Karrer 169 (P. Shaughnessy and S. Tung eds., Kluwer, 2017)(with L. Lee)

• "A New Approach to Regulating Counsel Conduct in International Arbitration," in The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration 345 (S. Brekoulakis, J. Lew, L. Mistelis eds., Kluwer, 2016) (with J. Hon)

• "Commercial Courts and International arbitration – competitors or partners?," 31(2) Arb. Int’l 193 (2015)

• "A Proposed Model Procedural Order on Confidentiality in International Arbitration: A Comprehensive and Self-Governing Code," 29(2) J. Int'l Arb. 137 (2012)(with N. Thio)

• "A Contextual Approach to the Obligation of Confidentiality in Arbitration in Singapore – An Analysis of the Decision of the Singapore High Court in AAY and Others v. AAZ," 28(2) Arb. Int'l 225 (2012)(with N. Thio)

• "Protecting Confidentiality and its Exceptions - The Way Forward?," in Confidentiality in Arbitration - Commentaries on Rules, Statutes, Case Law and Practice 39 (ICC Pub. No. 700, 2009) (with K. Chung)

• "Singapore," in Arbitration in Asia (M. Moser ed., Butterworths, 2001)

• "Recent Developments in Defining 'Investment'," ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Vol.25(1) (Spring 2010)21

• "Definition of “Investment”—A Voice from the Eye of the Storm," Asian J. Int'l Law Vol.1(1)(2011)99(with J. Fong)

• "Issue Conflict in ICSID Arbitration," Transnational Disp. Management (Vol.8(5) Dec. 2011) (with K. Lim)

• "Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic v Sanum Investments Ltd - A Tale of Two Letters," ICSID Review, Vol.30(3) (2015) 506 (with A. Chang)
with France  
Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration since 2003

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