Assistant Professor of Law
LLB (National University of Singapore)
LLM in International & Comparative Law (Tulane University)
LLM in International Business Law (University College London)
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Attorney and Counsellor-at-law (New York)
Solicitor (England & Wales)
Warren B. Chik is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Law in the Business School at the Singapore Management University. He graduated with an LLB from the National University of Singapore (Second Upper Honours) in 1996. He served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General's Chambers from 1996 to 1998, conducting criminal prosecutions and appeals at the Trial, Appellate and Supreme Court levels. He then served as a State Counsel and Advisor in International Affairs in Chambers from 1998 to 2003, representing the Singapore government at international trade and investment forums, in bilateral trade agreement negotiations, and in other international fora on international boundaries, aviation and maritime laws, military cooperation, extradition, environmental protection, terrorism, human rights and humanitarian law, and diplomatic relations. During this time, he also obtained his first LLM with a specialization in International and Comparative Law from the Tulane University of Louisiana with distinction and top honours in International Commercial Arbitration and Transnational Litigation, a scholarship from the United Nations International Law Commission to read the law in the United Nations Headquarters in Genève, Switzerland, a certificate for completing a course on International Economic Law, Dispute Settlement and International Organizations from the Universitié de Genève, and obtained both his Singapore and New York Bar qualifications. In 2003, he was offered the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (Chevening) Scholarship to read for a second LLM in International Business Law at University College London which he completed in 2004 with merit. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court, an Attorney and Counsellor-at-law of the Bar of the State of New York, and a Solicitor in England & Wales. He served as President of the Foreign Lawyers' Society at Tulane and Coach to the UCL Willem C. Vis Mooting Team which competed in Vienna in 2003. He currently serves as the Executive Director to the Singapore International Law Society. In his personal time, he enjoys cross-country trekking, scuba diving, kickboxing and body training, true-crime novels, traditional jazz, and surfing the Internet.
Currently, his main areas of research interest are primarily in Information Technology and the Law and International Commercial Arbitration, and secondarily in Contract and Commercial Law, International Business Law, Transnational Litigation Procedures, and Trade and Investment Law.