Singapore, April 7: In two new appointments to Singapore’s Supreme Court announced on April 6, President Halimah Yacob has appointed Judicial Commissioner Dedar Singh Gill as a judge of the High Court from Aug 1, while Andre Francis Maniam has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court from May 4, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The Supreme Court comprises the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Judge Gill, 61, was appointed judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court in August 2018. Before that, he was the managing director of the intellectual property department at Drew and Napier, the Strait Times reported.
After assuming his Supreme Court role, he was appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon to manage the intellectual property list of the High Court, and worked on reviewing the intellectual property dispute resolution system in Singapore. In addition to intellectual property cases, he has experience with cases related to contract, tort and negligence matters.