Appointment of Andre Maniam, S.C. as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore

06 Apr 2020

Singapore, 6 April 2020 – The Prime Minister's Office, Singapore, has today announced the appointment of our Partner and Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Andre Maniam, S.C., as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore with effect from 4 May 2020.


Andre graduated from the National University of Singapore with the Adrian Clark Memorial Medal for being the top student in his year. He became a Justices' Law Clerk in the Supreme Court following graduation, the first batch to be so admitted, and subsequently entered private practice. Andre joined the firm in April 1996 and has been the Head of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group since 2006. In January 2010, Andre was appointed Senior Counsel. He is one of 4 Senior Counsel in WongPartnership LLP.


Andre's main areas of practice involve litigation and arbitration across a wide range of matters including commercial and corporate disputes, cross-border trade, insolvency, and construction. His matters include representation of the former finance manager of City Harvest Church in court proceedings, and the COI into the SingHealth cyber-attack.


Under Andre's stewardship, our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group has grown from strength to strength, achieving top rankings in commercial litigation, construction disputes, restructuring and insolvency and international arbitration in various leading legal publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers. As a senior member of the bar, Andre has also mentored and provided guidance to many of his younger colleagues who have gone on to become Partners of the firm and market leaders in their own right.


Alvin Yeo, S.C., Chairman and Senior Partner said, "We are proud of Andre and warmly congratulate him on achieving the ultimate recognition for a litigator. While he will certainly be missed, we are heartened by Andre's appointment as a reflection of the excellent talent we have grown in our firm. We wish him the very best as he takes up public office."


Ng Wai King, Managing Partner, added, "We are grateful to Andre for his many contributions to the firm, including his service as a member of our Executive Committee. It has been our privilege to have Andre work alongside us over the last 24 years to build the firm. As one of the leading litigation lawyers of his generation, our loss will be the profession's gain as he begins a new journey as Judicial Commissioner." 

About WongPartnership

Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is an award-winning law firm and one of the largest in the country. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, through member firms of WPG, a regional law network, we are a leading provider of legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region.

About WPG

As part of WongPartnership's 25th anniversary celebrations, the firm has launched WPG, a regional law network. WongPartnership brings together a group of five prominent law firms across seven countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. The WPG law network comprises WongPartnership and its member firms Al Aidarous Advocates and Legal Consultants (Middle East), Foong & Partners (Malaysia), Makes & Partners (Indonesia) and ZGLaw (Philippines). Doing business together is not only better, it is now easier.

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