A&G News 12 February 2018
The Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore has announced that Ang Cheng Hock, SC, of Allen & Gledhill’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, will be appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore with effect from 14 May 2018.
Cheng Hock joined Allen & Gledhill in 1999 and became a Partner in 2000. In 2009, he was appointed Senior Counsel, and remains one of the youngest lawyers to be so appointed – in his case, at the age of 38. Widely recognised as one of the leading litigators in Singapore, his practice areas span a wide range of civil and commercial litigation and international arbitration disputes.
Cheng Hock has contributed greatly to Allen & Gledhill on many fronts. Apart from his responsibilities within the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, he has also been involved in the management of the firm as a member of the executive committee. Further, he has mentored a steady stream of talented young lawyers, many of whom have become Partners.
Christina Ong, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner, said “Cheng Hock joins a distinguished list of Allen & Gledhill alumni who have taken on public office in Singapore. His appointment is indeed a testament to the culture of excellence, integrity and professionalism that is a hallmark of our Firm. We warmly congratulate him on his appointment.”
Penny Goh, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner, said “We will certainly miss Cheng Hock, but he will be pleased that he leaves behind a very strong Litigation team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his numerous contributions over the years.”
Allen & Gledhill’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice achieved Tier 1 ranking for Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. In 2017, Allen & Gledhill was awarded the National Law Firm of the Year title at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.