Mr. Sundaresh Menon

Mr. Sundaresh Menon
  • Supreme Court of Singapore,
    1 Supreme Court Lane,
    Singapore 178879, Singapore
  • Nationality: Singaporean
  • Work: +65 6332-3902


  • English

ICSID Panel Designation

Designation/Role Designated By Designation Date
Designation/RoleArbitrator Designated BySingapore Designation Date01/12/2013 - 01/12/2019

Professional Experience

Name Of Company / Organization City Job Title Date
Name Of Company / OrganizationSingapore CitySingapore Job TitleChief Justice of Singapore Date2012 - Present
Name Of Company / OrganizationSingapore CitySingapore Job TitleAttorney-General of Singapore Date2010 - 2012
Name Of Company / OrganizationRajah & Tann CitySingapore Job TitleManaging Partner Date2007 - 2010
Name Of Company / OrganizationSupreme Court of Singapore CitySingapore Job TitleJudicial Commissioner Date2006 - 2007

Education and Professional Qualifications

Institution City Degree/Qualification Date
InstitutionHarvard Law School CityCambridge, MA Degree/QualificationMaster of Laws DateNA
InstitutionNational University of Singapore Faculty of Law CitySingapore Degree/QualificationLL.B. Date1986

Experience in ICSID Proceedings

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Professional Membership

  • Member, Advisory Board for the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (04/2015 - Present);
  • Member, International Advisory Panel of the American Law Institute on Project on Restatement Fourth, Foreign Relations of the United States (01/2015 - Present);
  • Patron, NUS Centre for International Law (05/2014 - Present);
  • Patron, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016);
  • Member, the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (01/12/2013 - 30/11/2019);
  • President, Legal Service Commission (06/11/2012 - Present);
  • President, Singapore Academy of Law (06/11/2012 - Present);
  • Chairman, Presidential Council for Minority Rights, Singapore (06/11/2012 - Present).


  • Patron’s Address delivered at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London Centenary Conference (2015);
  • ‘Roadmaps for the Transnational Convergence of Commercial Law: Lessons Learnt from GISG’ delivered at the 35th Anniversary of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) (April 2015);
  • ‘Equitable Remedies in Commercial Litigation’ delivered at the Singapore Academy of Law and Chancery Bar Conference 2015 (March 2015);
  • ‘Building Sustainable Mediation Programmes – A Singapore Perspective’ delivered at the Asia Pacific International Mediation Summit and pending publication in the Asian Journal of Mediation (February 2015);
  • ‘International Commercial Courts: Towards a Transnational System of Dispute Resolution’ the Opening Lecture for the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts Lecture Series 2015 (January 2015);
  • ‘Evolving Paradigms for Medical Litigation in Singapore’ delivered at the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore Annual Oration 2014, pending publication in the Journal of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore (October 2014);
  • ‘The Rule of Law in Singapore: Some Practical Aspects’ presented at a talk organized by the Newcastle Law School, New South Wales (October 2014);
  • ‘The Common Law Litigation Process: Time for a Rethink’ delivered at the Australian Academy of Law Patron’s Address (October 2014);
  • ‘Reintegration through Reconciliation’ keynote address delivered at the Prison Fellowship International Annual Dinner 2014 (October 2014);
  • ‘Challenges to the Rule of Law for the Judiciary and the Profession with a Focus on Singapore’ keynote speech delivered at the World Bar Conference (September 2014);
  • ‘The Transnational Protection of Private Rights: Issues, Challenges and Possible Solutions’ delivered as the Charles Brower Lecture 2014 to the joint meeting of the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association and pending publication in the Asian Journal of International Law (May 2014);
  • ‘Where We Have Been, Where We Should Go’ closing plenary address at ICCA Congress 2014 pending publication in the ICCA Congress Book (May 2014);
  • ‘Origins and Aspirations - Developing an International Construction Court:’ keynote address presented at the inaugural conference of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers and published in The International Construction Law Review [2014] ICLR 341 (May 2014);
  • ‘International Investment Arbitration in Asia: The Road Ahead, keynote address presented at the 4th Annual Singapore International Investment Arbitration Conference and pending publication in ICSID Review (December 2013);
  • ‘The Somewhat Uncommon Law of Commerce”, the 2013 Commercial Bar Association Annual Lecture delivered in London and published in (2014) 26 SAcLJ 23 (November 2013);
  • ‘Transnational Commercial Law: Realities, Challenges and a Call for Meaningful Convergence’ keynote address presented at the 26th LAWASIA Conference, and published in [2013] SJLS 231 (October 2013);
  • ‘Judicial Attitudes towards Arbitration and Mediation in Singapore’, lecture delivered in Kuala Lumpur at the invitation of the Chief Justice of Malaysia to the Asean Law Association Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (October 2013);
  • ‘The Interpretation of Documents: Saying What They Mean or Meaning What They Say?’, Lecture at The 25th Singapore Law Review Annual Lecture and published in (2014) 32 Singapore Law Review (September 2013);
  • ‘Emergence and Development of Singapore as a Seat in International Maritime Arbitration’, keynote address at the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration Conference and published as (2013) 108(5) of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) Bulletin (September 2013);
  • ‘Some Cautionary Notes for an Age of Opportunity’, keynote address at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Arbitration Conference held in Penang and published in (2013) 79(4) Arbitration 393, the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (August 2013);
  • ‘Contract Law from the Trenches – A Former Litigator’s Perspective’, keynote address at the Singapore Management University Contract Law Conference and published in (2014) 31 Journal of Contract Law 1 (May 2013);
  • ‘Finance, Property and Business Litigation in a Changing World’, keynote address at the Singapore Academy of Law and Chancery Bar Conference 2013 and published in (2013) 11 (3) TJR 265, a publication of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales (April 2013);
  • ‘The Impact of Public International Law in the Commercial Sphere and its Significance to Asia’, Lecture delivered at an event jointly organized by the International Council of Jurists and the University of Mumbai and pending publication in the Journal of World Investment and Trade – 16 Journal of World Investment Trade 2015 (forthcoming) (April 2013);
  • ‘International Terrorism and Human Rights’, Harish Chandra Memorial International Lecture 2013 delivered in New Delhi and published in (2014) 4 Asian Journal of International Law, pp 1 - 33 (April 2013);
  • ‘Euthanasia : A Matter of Life or Death?’, paper presented at the Singapore Medical Association Annual Lecture 2013 and published as (2013) 54(3) Singapore Medical Journal 116 (March 2013);
  • ‘International Arbitration : The Coming of a New Age for Asia (and Elsewhere), keynote address at ICCA Congress 2012 and published by ICCA in “International Arbitration: The Coming of a New Age” (June 2012);
  • ‘Key Challenges in Tackling Economic and Cyber Crimes : The Need for a Multilateral Platform for Co-Operation’ paper presented at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime and published in Journal of Money Laundering Control, Vol 15 Iss: 3 pp. 243 – 256 (September 2011);
  • ‘Rethinking Arbitrability in the Context of Corporate Disputes’, paper presented at the Mauritius International Arbitration Conference 2010 and published in the Conference volume (2010);
  • ‘Reforming the Model Law provisions on interim measures of protection’, Asian International Arbitration Journal (Singapore) 2:1:1-31 (2006);
  • ‘Arbitration and the Courts : Partnership or Competition?’, (co-authored with Prof M Sornarajah) published by the Singapore Academy of Law in ‘Developments in Singapore Law : 2001 – 2005’ (2006);
  • ‘Contract Administration’ (published by Lexis Nexis, co-author) (2004).


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Last Updated: September 4, 2015