Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
The Chief Justice
Mr V K Rajah, SC
Mr Eddie Teo
Chairman, Public Service Commission
Chao Hick Tin
Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court
Lee Seiu Kin
Judge, Supreme Court
Judge, Supreme Court
Wong Yuen Kuai
Mr Lee Tzu
Mr Hamzah Moosa
PEN PICTURE OF MEMBERS OF THE LSC
Justice Chao Hick Tin
Justice Chao Hick Tin obtained an
LLB and an LLM from University College London in 1965 and 1966,
respectively. Justice Chao was called to the English Bar at the
Middle Temple in Jul 1965. Justice Chao was admitted as an Advocate
& Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1971.
Justice Chao began his career in
the Singapore Legal Service in 1967 as a State Counsel with the
Attorney-General’s Chambers, where he progressed to eventually
head its Civil Division in 1982. Justice Chao was elevated to
the Supreme Court Bench as a Judicial Commissioner in 1987.
At the Supreme Court, Justice Chao
was later appointed as a Judge in 1990, and concurrently as the
President of the Industrial Arbitration Court between 1993 and
1999. On 2 Aug 1999, Justice Chao was appointed a Judge of Appeal,
a position he occupied until his return to the Attorney-General’s
Chambers as the Attorney-General on 11 Apr 2006. Justice Chao
returned on 11 Apr 2008 to the Supreme Court Bench where he was
appointed as Vice President of the Court of Appeal.
Throughout the period of his service,
Justice Chao has represented Singapore in numerous international
fora, the most notable of which were the UN Law of Treaties Conference
held in Vienna in 1968 and the UN Conference on the Law of the
Sea from 1974 to 1981. He had also previously served as President
of the Asean Law Association and Chairman of the Singapore Mediation
Lee Seiu Kin
Justice Lee Seiu Kin was appointed
a Member of the LSC on 19 Apr 2006.
Justice Lee graduated with a Bachelor
of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Adelaide in 1976.
He worked as an engineer in the Public Works Department from 1977
to 1984. He obtained a Masters of Science from the National University
of Singapore in 1982 and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD
in Fontainebleau, France in 1983.
Justice Lee went on to complete his
law degree at the National University of Singapore in 1986 and
an LLM at the University of Cambridge in 1987. He joined the Singapore
Legal Service in 1987 and was posted to the Attorney-General’s
Chambers and appointed a State Counsel. He was the Deputy Head
of both the Civil Division and the International Affairs Division
of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (prior to his elevation
to the Supreme Court in 1997).
Justice Lee was appointed a Judicial
Commissioner of the Supreme Court from 15 Oct 1997 to 14 Oct 2002.
He was concurrently the President of the Industrial Arbitration
Court from 1 Sep 1999 to 14 Oct 2002. He was thereafter appointed
the Second Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General’s Chambers
on 15 Oct 2002. He was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court
on 11 Apr 2006.
Justice Lee chaired the Legal Service
Personnel Management Review Panel which undertook a comprehensive
review of the HR framework and practices in the Legal Service
in 2006. He also chaired the Legal Service Remuneration Review
Justice Steven Chong graduated
with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University
of Singapore in 1982. Justice Chong was admitted as an Advocate
and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1983 and entered
legal practice that same year with one of Singapore’s top
law firms (Drew & Napier). Justice Chong became its Joint
Managing Partner at the end of 1997. Justice Chong joined another
leading Singapore law firm (Rajah & Tann) in 1998 and was
appointed Senior Partner and thereafter Managing Partner. Justice
Chong was also appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.
Justice Chong was a leading commercial
lawyer and was involved in numerous landmark cases. Justice Chong
was also a senior member of the Singapore arbitration community
and participated in various arbitrations both as counsel as well
Justice Chong was appointed to
the Supreme Court Bench on 1 Oct 2009 a Judicial Commissioner
and later appointed (on 1 Jun 2009) a Judge of the Supreme Court.
Justice Chong presided over a wide range of cases and delivered
significant judgments covering diverse areas of the law including
criminal, constitutional, banking, defamation and shipping law.
Justice Chong assumed office as
the Attorney-General of the Republic of Singapore on 25 June 2012.
In his capacity as Public Prosecutor, Justice Chong introduced
several initiatives to enhance the administration of criminal
justice and strengthen the working relationship between stakeholders
in the criminal justice process. Justice Chong also took steps
to engage the public in explaining the work and significant decisions
of the Public Prosecutor by establishing the Media Relation Unit
and launching the Public Prosecution Outreach Programme. In addition,
under his leadership, the AGC played an instrumental role in the
successful conclusion of key international treaties, including
the European Union-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.
It enhanced legal representation and support for all ministries
and statutory boards in judicial review cases, and embarked on
an exercise to make Singapore legislation more accessible.
Justice Chong was re-appointed
to the Supreme Court Bench on 25 Jun 2014.
Lucien Wong Yuen Kuai
Mr Lucien Wong was appointed a
Member of the LSC on 1 Nov 2007.
Mr Wong is the Chairman & Senior
Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP.
Mr Wong graduated from the University
of Singapore in 1978. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in
1979. He specialises in banking, corporate and financial services
work and has extensive experience in debt and equity issues, mergers
and acquisitions, banking transactions and securitisations.
Mr Wong is the Chairman of the Maritime
and Port Authority of Singapore. He is a Member of the Board of
Trustees for the Singapore Business Federation. He also sits on
the Board of Directors of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (non-executive
Director), Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad, Singapore Airlines
Ltd, Singapore Press Holdings and Singapore Health Services.
Lee Tzu Yang
Mr Lee Tzu Yang was appointed a
Member of the LSC on 1 Nov 2007.
Mr Lee read economics at the London
School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr Lee joined Shell in May 1979.
He served as the Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore from
Jul 2000 until his retirement on 31 Oct 2014.
Mr Lee is very active in public
life and has a keen interest in the arts. He is the Chairman of
the Workplace Safety & Health Council, the School of the Arts
and the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.
He is a Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers, the Board
of Visiting Justices and the Advisory Board of the Centre for
Liveable Cities. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Casino Regulatory
Authority of Singapore. He is also a Board Member of the Esplanade
Co Ltd. He was awarded the Public Service Star in 2005 and The
Meritorious Service Medal in 2014.
Mr Banerjee is Senior Adviser and
Chairman of Blackstone Singapore. He assumed with effect from
9 May 2014 a full time role at Blackstone as a Senior Managing
Director and Co-Chairman of a newly formed Asia Operating Committee,
which oversees Blackstone's 8 offices in Asia across businesses
and functions. He was also appointed to the Boards of the Blackstone
Group (Australia) Pty Limited, the Blackstone Group (HK) Limited
and the Blackstone Advisors India Private Limited on 9 Jun 2014.
Mr Banerjee graduated with a Bachelor
of Science (Honours) degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis
from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He is a fellow
of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Singapore.
Mr Banerjee joined PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) Singapore in Apr 1982 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant
in London and was admitted to the partnership on 1 Jul 1989. He
has led various business units in the firm, including its largest
business unit, the Assurance practice. He was elected Executive
Chairman of PwC Singapore with effect from 1 Jan 2004. He was
the Executive Chairman of PwC Singapore for 9 years until his
retirement on 31 Dec 2012. He was also the Chief Operating Officer
for PwC Eastern Cluster, which includes China, Australia, Japan,
Korea and South East Asia and a member of the global firm’s
Strategy Council. He served as the interim Chairman of PwC India
During his 30 years with the firm,
Mr Banerjee has been responsible for some of its largest clients
such as Temasek and Singapore Telecom. He was also the client
relationship partner for a number of large US and European clients
of the firm. He contributed significantly to the development of
PwC Singapore from a predominantly audit and tax practice to a
multidisciplinary professional services firm with capabilities
in Risk Management, Corporate Finance and other business advisory
services in Banking and Capital Markets, Telecommunications and
Mr Banerjee’s current roles
include serving as Vice Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation
and on the Boards of the Economic Development Board; EDB Investments
Pte Ltd; Singapore Airlines Limited; Government of Singapore Investment
Corporation Pte Ltd; the Straits Trading Company Limited; Singapore
International Arbitration Centre; and Piramal Enterprises Limited,
a diversified company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange with
interest in pharmacy, healthcare, financial services and consumer
products. He also serves as a Member, Advisory Board of the Nanyang
Business School; a Member, Steering Committee of the Indian Heritage
Centre; a Term Trustee, Singapore Indian Development Association;
a Trustee of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars Trust and the
Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore; a Member, Governing
Board of the Yale-NUS College; a Member, Singapore Business Advisors
& Consultants Council; and an Advisor to the Singapore Institute
of International Affairs.
Mr Banerjee has served on the the
APEC Business Advisory Council, the Corporate Governance Council
of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Companies Act Reform
Mr Banerjee was a Nominated Member
of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009. He served as a member
of the Economic Strategies Committee chaired by the Finance Minister
of Singapore from 2009/2010.