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PMO Press Release: Appointment of Judicial Commissioner of the High Court

Singapore, 27 February 2015 - The President of the Republic of Singapore, acting in his discretion, and in concurrence with the advice of the Prime Minister will appoint Mr Kannan Ramesh, Senior Counsel (SC), as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court under Article 94(4) of the Constitution for a term of two years with effect from 22 May 2015.

2 Mr Ramesh, SC, who specialises in the fields of dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, and international arbitration, is the Managing Partner of Messrs Tan Kok Quan Partnership. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons.), from the National University of Singapore in 1990.

3 With the appointment of Mr Ramesh, SC, the Supreme Court will have a total of 13 Judges (including the Chief Justice), 10 Judicial Commissioners and five Senior Judges.

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Annex A

Write-up on Mr Kannan Ramesh, SC Mr Kannan Ramesh, SC, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons.) from the National University of Singapore in 1990. Mr Ramesh, SC, was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in 1991 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012. Mr Ramesh, SC, is presently the Managing Partner of the law firm Messrs Tan Kok Quan Partnership. His specialises in the fields of dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, and international arbitration.

2 Mr Ramesh, SC, is a Board Member of M1 Limited where he holds various appointments, including the Chairman of its Risk Committee and memberships in its Nominating and Audit Committees. He is also a Board Member and an Executive Committee member of Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Pte Ltd, and a member of the Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee. Mr Ramesh, SC, will step down from these positions upon appointment. He is a member of the International Insolvency Institute in New York, USA where he is on its working group to UNCITRAL on Arbitration and Conciliation. Mr Ramesh, SC, has authored the publications, "Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring and Insolvency in 51 Jurisdictions Worldwide 2010" and the Singapore Chapter of the World Bank publication "Doing Business – Closing a Business Survey" in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

3 Mr Ramesh, SC, age 49, is married with a son.

 


 

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