Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon

Chief Justice

Singapore

Chairman, ASEAN Law Association (Singapore)

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was born in Singapore in 1962. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1991. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1987, and as an attorney and counsellor-at-law in New York in 1992. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.

Chief Justice Menon was in private practice for much of his career prior to joining the Public Service in 2010. During that time, he practised with major local and international law firms, primarily as an advocate, in the fields of commercial litigation and arbitration, construction law and insolvency law.

From 2006 to 2007, he served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. After his stint as Judicial Commissioner, he returned to Rajah & Tann becoming its Managing Partner in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed the Attorney-General of Singapore, a post he relinquished in 2012 shortly before his appointment as a Judge of Appeal. He assumed his present position in November 2012, when he was also appointed Chairman of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights.