Launch of Centre for Law & Business by Chief Justice Menon

The official launch of the Centre for Law & Business (CLB) was held in conjunction with its inaugural intellectual property law conference on Framing Intellectual Property Law in the 21st Century – Integrating Incentives, Trade, Development, Culture and Human Rights on 14 August. This event was graced by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon as the Guest-of-Honour, as well as other distinguished guests.

In his speech, Chief Justice Menon noted that Intellectual Property (IP) has become a key driver of economic growth globally, and is an important growth area for Singapore. The Honourable Chief Justice highlighted in particular that “we should look towards progressively building up a substantial body of IP knowledge that fills perhaps a gap in the existing scholarship at the moment and that is the Asia-centric perspective. This could represent a theoretical space that the Centre for Law & Business can fill.”

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon delivering his speech at the event.

Dean Simon Chesterman presents a token to Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.

From left: Justice Chao Hick Tin (Judge of Appeal, The Supreme Court),The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Professor Tan Cheng Han (Chairman, Centre for Law & Business, National University of Singapore)

From left to right: Tan Tee Jim, SC, ’79(Partner at Lee & Lee), Associate Professor Tan Luh Luh (Deputy Chairman, Centre for Law & Business) and Justice Chan Seng Onn ’86.