Indian-origin lawyer Kannan Ramesh was on 27 February 2015 appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Singapore’s Supreme Court bench with effect from 22 May 2015. He will serve the office for two years.
With this appointment, Singapore’s Supreme Court will have a total of 10 Judicial Commissioners, 13 Judges and 5 senior judges.
Prior to this appointment, Kannan Ramesh was the managing partner of Tan Kok Quan Partnership. As a lawyer, Ramesh specializes in legal cases related to insolvency and restructuring, dispute resolution, and international arbitration.
In 2012, he was appointed as a Senior Counsel, a position that recognises the best and most skilful advocates in the legal profession. Ramesh did his graduation from the National University of Singapore in 1990.
The post of Judicial Commissioner was created in 1986 to get senior counsels from private practices to sit on the bench and help clear the backlog of Supreme Court cases. Judicial Commissioners are appointed for a specific period and have the powers equivalent to a judge of Supreme Court.
Who: Kannan Ramesh
When: 27 February 2015