Speakers

Guest of Honour
Judge of Appeal, Justice Andrew Phang (Supreme Court)

Dr Andrew Phang was appointed Judge of Appeal on 28 February 2006. He was appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal by Chief Justice in 2018.

Born in Singapore, he received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1982. He pursued his postgraduate studies at Harvard University, where he was conferred his Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science degrees in 1984 and 1988, respectively. In 1990, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.

He taught at the NUS Law Faculty from 1982 to 2000. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU), and a year later, became Chair of the Department of Law at SMU’s Business School. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.

Dr Phang was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 3 January 2005 and elevated to a Judge on 9 December 2005, before his appointment as Judge of Appeal.

Dr Phang is the Vice-President of the Singapore Academy of Law and co-chairs the Legal Publishing & Knowledge Cluster.

His extensive publications include the local edition of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract and (together with Prof Goh Yihan) Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012). He is also General Editor of, as well as a contributor to, The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2012).


 

Associate Professor Rebecca Lee (University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law)

Rebecca Lee is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. She received her LLB and BCL from The University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford respectively. She teaches and researches in Equity and Trusts (including comparative trusts and special needs trusts), Contract and Non-profit Law. She has published articles in leading English and American law journals. She is co-editor of Trust Law in Asian Civil Law Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis (CUP, 2013) and Special Needs Financial Planning: A Comparative Perspective (CUP, forthcoming 2019).


 

Professor Rick Bigwood (TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland)

Rick Bigwood is a Professor in the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, Australia. He publishes mainly in the area of contract law, including co-authoring, with Nick Seddon, the tenth and eleventh editions of Cheshire and Fifoot Law of Contract for LexisNexis in Australia. He teaches both contract law and property law at the University of Queensland.


 

Associate Professor Lee Pey Woan (Singapore Management University, School of Law)

Associate Professor Lee Pey Woan is currently Associate Dean (Undergraduate Teaching and Curriculum) of the School of Law and Academic Director for Faculty Affairs. Pey Woan teaches Corporate Law but her research interests encompass company, private and commercial law. She has published widely in local as well as leading international journals including the Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Law Quarterly Review, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly as well as Journal of Business Law. She has also co-authored text books on Contract Law, Tort Law and Company Law. Pey Woan graduated with from King’s College London and subsequently obtained the Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University.


 

Professor Tham Chee Ho (Singapore Management University, School of Law)

Professor Tham Chee Ho received his LL.B. from the National University of Singapore in 1994, and the BCL and D.Phil from Oxford University in 1998, and 2017, respectively. He joined the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2001. He was Associate Professor of Law at the SMU School of Law from 2007 to 2018, and was the Associate Dean (Research) in the SMU School of Law in 2012 and 2013. He has written on private law topics ranging from contract remedies, to cross-border insolvency, to equitable and statutory assignment.


 

Professor Elise Bant (University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School)

Professor Bant joined Melbourne Law School (MLS) in 2008 and is the Co-convenor (with Professor Andrew Robertson) of the Obligations Group. Her main areas of teaching and research interests lie in the fields of unjust enrichment and restitution law, property, civil remedies, contract and consumer law, equity and trusts. She is author of The Change of Position Defence (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2009) and co-author (with Justice James Edelman) of Unjust Enrichment (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016), editor of two collections of essays, co-author of a leading Australian casebook on Remedies and has published over 80 articles, chapters and other scholarly works in her specialist fields. Professor Bant is also a general editor of the Journal of Equity with Professor Simone Degeling (UNSW) and Professor Matthew Harding (MLS). She is currently working on Australian Research Council grant research with Professor Jeannie Paterson (MLS), which examines the regulation of misleading conduct at common law, in equity and under statute.