Sundaresh Menon is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore and the President of the Singapore Academy of Law. Chief Justice Menon studied law at the National University of Singapore in 1986 and later obtained a master’s degree from Harvard Law School. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1987 and as an attorney and counsellor-at-law of the Bar of the State of New York in 1992. He was appointed senior counsel in January 2008.
As a private practitioner, Chief Justice Menon appeared before as well as in arbitration tribunals in various jurisdictions. He has 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, he served as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court and presided over several prominent criminal and civil cases in the High Court. After completing his term on the bench, he returned to Rajah & Tann becoming its managing partner in August 2009. He was appointed as the attorney general of Singapore in October 2010. He stepped down as the attorney general in June 2012. He was appointed as a judge of appeal of the Supreme Court on August 1, 2012, and as the chief justice on November 6, 2012.