Indian-origin lawyer appointed judicial commissioner in Singapore

An Indian-origin senior counsel has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Singapore High Court, a media report said.

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 28, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

Singapore: An Indian-origin senior counsel has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Singapore High Court, a media report said.

Kannan Ramesh, 49, will serve for a term of two years with effect from May 22, a statement from the Prime Minister`s Office said.

Ramesh specialises in dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, and international arbitration, The Straits Times reported.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990, and was appointed a senior counsel -- which recognises the best and most skilful advocates in the legal profession

Judicial commissioners have the powers of a judge and are appointed for a specific period.

With the new appointment, the Supreme Court of Singapore will have a total of 13 judges, 10 judicial commissioners and five senior judges.