GUEST OF HONOUR
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
(Guest of Honour)
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon graduated in law from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and later obtained a Masters degree from Harvard Law School. He is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an Attorney and Counsellor-at-law of the Bar of the State of New York. He was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2008.
As a private practitioner, Mr Menon was recognised as one of the leading lawyers in the fields of commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency and construction law, in Singapore and abroad. He advised and represented numerous local and overseas clients in complex and technical disputes and appeared before as well as in arbitration tribunals in various jurisdictions. He also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and has represented Singapore at the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration.
From April 2006 to March 2007, Mr Menon served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court and returned to Rajah & Tann becoming its Managing Partner in August 2009. He was appointed as the Attorney-General of Singapore on 1 October 2010. On 24 June 2012, he was appointed as a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2012 and as the Chief Justice on 6 November 2012.