Sundaresh Menon at an event in the Arts House at the Old Parliament in July 2016
|4th Chief Justice of Singapore|
6 November 2012
|Prime Minister||Lee Hsien Loong|
|Preceded by||Chan Sek Keong|
|Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore|
1 August 2012 – 5 November 2012
|Attorney-General of Singapore|
1 October 2010 – 25 June 2012
|Preceded by||Walter Woon,
Koh Juat Jong (acting)
|Succeeded by||Steven Chong|
3 April 2006 – 2 April 2007
|Born||1962 (age 54–55)
|Alma mater||National University of Singapore
Early life and education
Menon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with first class honours from the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore in 1986, and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School in 1991.
Menon served a one-year term as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore from April 2006 to March 2007. Returning to legal practice after this, he was appointed a Senior Counsel on 5 January 2008, and became the managing partner of the law firm Rajah & Tann in August 2009.
Menon assumed the position of Attorney-General between 1 October 2010 and 25 June 2012. He has also served as 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 School of Law of Singapore Management University.
Menon was appointed a Judge of Appeal of the Court of Appeal with effect from 1 August 2012. On 6 November 2012, he took office as Singapore's fourth Chief Justice. He is the first non-Chinese Chief Justice of the Republic of Singapore and also the first Singaporean-born Chief Justice.
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Chan Sek Keong
|Chief Justice of Singapore