Professor Stavros Brekoulakis appointed to NUS as the inaugural Michael and Laura Hwang Professor in International Arbitration

Members and staff at 3VB extend warm congratulations to Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, who has been appointed the inaugural Michael and Laura Hwang Professor in International Arbitration at the NUS Faculty of Law for an initial term of three years.

Professor Brekoulakis will contribute to the National University of Singapore as a thought-leader in the field of international law and dispute resolution, and to Singapore as one of the major centres of international arbitration.

He will remain an active Associate Member of 3VB. Stavros has been instrumental in establishing the annual 3VB and Queen Mary University of London Lecture. Launched in 2022, the 3VB/QM Lecture is designed to focus on advanced thinking in the field of international dispute resolution. Its distinguishing feature is to provide a platform for a younger generation of leaders in the field who are already producing some of the most exciting work in the field.

On his recent appointment, Professor Brekoulakis said, “I am honoured and privileged to have been appointed as the inaugural Michael & Laura Hwang Chair in International Arbitration at the National University of Singapore. After 17 wonderful years at Queen Mary University of London, I am excited to be joining one of the leading Law Faculties globally, and a very exciting place of practice for our field. I am grateful to Michael and Laura Hwang for their generosity in endowing the Chair.”

The NUS Faculty of Law (NUS Law) received a S$2 million endowed gift from Dr Michael Hwang SC, an internationally recognised arbitrator and Senior Counsel with more than 50 years’ experience in legal practice, to establish the Michael and Laura Hwang Professorship in International Arbitration. The Professorship celebrates Dr Hwang’s expertise in the field of International Arbitration, as well as his 80th birthday.

Dr Michael Hwang said, “My wife Laura and I are very happy that Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, a scholar-practitioner of international renown, will be the first holder of the Professorship. We expect him to further develop Singapore’s standing as an international arbitration powerhouse by making it a magnet for the education, research and training of future scholars and practitioners in this important field of law.”

Professor Brekoulakis will commence his tenure at NUS Law in February 2024, beginning by running an intensive arbitration course for law students.

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