Judges

Michael Hwang, SC

Chief Justice Michael Hwang, SC

Justice Michael Hwang was appointed as the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts in June 2010. He is a graduate of Oxford University and a former law teacher in the University of Sydney and University of Singapore.

In 1997, he was appointed as one of the first 12 Senior Counsel (SC) of the Supreme Court of Singapore (a status equivalent to that of Queen’s Counsel in England). In 1999, he was elected a Member of the American Law Institute and served as a Visiting Professor to the National University of Singapore teaching advocacy and commercial arbitration. Between 2000 and 2003, he served as a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) based in Geneva, a body set up under the Security Council to assess claims against Iraq arising from the first Gulf War.