Robert Ribeiro

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The Hon Mr Justice
Roberto Alexandre Vieira Ribeiro (李義)
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
Incumbent
Assumed office
2000
Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court
In office
2000–2000
Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court
In office
2000–1999
Recorder of the High Court
In office
1997–1999
Appointed by Tung Chee Hwa
Personal details
Born 1949
 Hong Kong
Alma mater London School of Economics

Roberto Alexandre Vieira Ribeiro (traditional Chinese: 李義, born 1949) is a Hong Kong judge and honorary lecturer in law at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently serving one of the three permanent judges for the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born Roberto Alexandre Vieira Ribeiro, into a Portuguese-descent family in Hong Kong, he received his elementary and secondary education in Hong Kong. He studied in La Salle College.

Upon graduating with honours from the London School of Economics (LL.B. 1971, LL.M. 1972), Ribeiro returned to Hong Kong, and joined the faculty of law of the University of Hong Kong as a lecturer in 1972.

Legal career[edit]

After seven years of academic life, Ribeiro entered into private practice in 1979, and quickly established himself as an expert in admiralty and maritime law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990, and is a patron of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal.

Judicial career[edit]

In 1997, Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa appointed Ribeiro a Recorder (part-time judge) of the High Court.

Ribeiro quickly rose through the ranks, and was appointed Judge of the High Court in 1999, promoted to the Court of Appeal (High Court) as a Justice of Appeal in 2000, and a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal the same year.[2]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Ching
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
2000–present
With: Kemal Bokhary (2000–2012)
Patrick Chan (2000–present)
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Previous:
Patrick Chan
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
Hong Kong order of precedence
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
Succeeded by
Robert Tang
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal