Andrew Phang

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Andrew Phang
Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore
Assumed office
28 February 2006
Appointed byS. R. Nathan
Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore
In office
8 December 2005 – 28 February 2006
Appointed byS. R. Nathan
Judicial Commissioner of Singapore
In office
3 January 2005 – 8 December 2005
Appointed byS. R. Nathan
Personal details
Born1957 (age 61–62)
Spouse(s)Phang Sock Yong
Alma mater

Andrew Phang Boon Leong JA, SC (simplified Chinese: 潘文龙; traditional Chinese: 潘文龍; pinyin: Pān Wén Lóng; born 1957) is a Singaporean judge in the Supreme Court.


Phang received his Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore (now the National University of Singapore) in 1982, before earning his Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science from Harvard University in 1984 and 1988 respectively.


Legal academic[edit]

Between 1982 and 2000, he taught at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, and was appointed professor of law in 1999. He was appointed professor of law of the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2000, and made chair of the department of law at the university's Lee Kong Chian School of Business in 2001.

In 2004, together with Tan Cheng Han, he was one of the first two academics to be conferred the title of senior counsel.[1]

Supreme Court[edit]

Phang was appointed judicial commissioner in January 2005, High Court judge in December 2005, and Judge of Appeal on 28 February 2006.[2] He is one of the leading authorities in contract law in Singapore and the Commonwealth. He was appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal with effect from 28 September 2017 following his predecessor Chao Hick Tin's retirement.

Personal life[edit]

Phang was born in 1957 in Singapore.[2] He is married to Phang Sock Yong,[3] an economics professor at the Singapore Management University.[4] He has two daughters.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  • Andrew B.L. Phang & Goh Yihan, Contract Law in Singapore, Kluwer Law International, 2012, ISBN 978-9-041-14627-4


  1. ^ "New High Court Judge", Straits Times, 9 December 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Justices". Supreme Court of Singapore. 2017.
  3. ^ a b Andrew B L Phang and Goh Yihan, Contract Law in Singapore (Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer, 2012) at 5.
  4. ^ "Phang Sock Yong". Singapore Management University. 3 July 2017.

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