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Sundaresh Menon

The Honourable the Chief Justice
Sundaresh Menon
4th Chief Justice of Singapore
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 November 2012
Preceded by Chan Sek Keong
Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore
In office
1 August 2012 – 5 November 2012
Attorney-General of Singapore
In office
1 October 2010 – 25 June 2012
Preceded by Walter Woon,
Koh Juat Jong (acting)
Succeeded by Steven Chong
Judicial Commissioner
In office
3 April 2006 – 2 April 2007
Personal details
Born 1962 (age 52–53)
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Residence Singapore
Alma mater National University of Singapore, Harvard University
Religion Roman Catholic

Sundaresh Menon (born 1962) is the Chief Justice of Singapore and a former Attorney-General of Singapore.[1] He is the first ethnic Indian to hold both posts.

The former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong had also served as the Attorney General.

Early life and education

Menon graduated with first class honours from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law in 1986 and later obtained his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.[2]

Career

He served a one-year term as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore from 2006 to 2007. Before assuming the position of Attorney-General, Menon was the managing partner of Rajah & Tann. He was also the deputy chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, a member of the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law, and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the law faculty of Singapore Management University.[1][2][3] Menon stepped down from the office of Attorney-General on 25 June 2012 assumed his new position of Judge of Appeal on 1 August 2012.[4] He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.[5]

On 7 November 2012, he was sworn in as Singapore's fourth Chief Justice at the Istana.[6] He is the first non-Chinese (Indo-Singaporean) Chief Justice of the Republic of Singapore and also the first Singaporean-born to serve as Chief Justice.

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.agc.gov.sg/aboutus/management_details.htm
  2. ^ a b http://law.nus.edu.sg/news/archive/2010/newsSundareshMenon.htm
  3. ^ http://www.law.smu.edu.sg/about_school/advisory_board.asp
  4. ^ "Sundaresh Menon to be Judge of Appeal". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.sal.org.sg/Content/LegalIndustry/appt_senior_counsel_dir.aspx
  6. ^ "Sundaresh Menon sworn in as new Chief Justice". Channel Newsasia. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
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Preceded by
Chan Sek Keong
Chief Justice of Singapore
2012
Incumbent
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