The Legal Challenges of the Belt and Road: Views from Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

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Speaker: Dr Michael Hwang, S.C.

MOU Signing Ceremony with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Public Lecture by the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts The Honorable Dr Michael Hwang MOU signing ceremony to start at 5pm in the lecture theatre, followed by public lecture by the Chief Justice. Drinks reception to follow in the Wordsworth Tea Room. All welcome. Dr Michael Hwang S.C. was educated at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Oxford University where he was a college scholar by open competitive examination and prizewinner. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1968, when he joined Allen & Gledhill, now Singapore’s largest law practice. He became a partner in 1972 and retired from the firm at the end of 2002 after serving as Head of its Litigation and Arbitration Department for 10 years. He served as a Judicial Commissioner (fixed term High Court Judge) of the Supreme Court from 1991 to 1992, and was appointed one of the first twelve Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1997. On his retirement from Allen & Gledhill Dr Hwang established a boutique practice, mainly as an International Arbitrator and Mediator with a selective advisory practice as Senior Counsel.