SINGAPORE – Global law firm Reed Smith announced today that Mohan Subbaraman, managing director of its Formal Law Alliance (FLA) partner in Singapore, Resource Law LLC, has been appointed by the President of Singapore as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore for a term of two years with effect from 3 January 2020.

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Commenting on his appointment, Mohan said: "I am deeply humbled by the appointment and the awesome responsibility that accompanies it. I have enjoyed my time at Resource Law immensely and will miss the fraternity of my colleagues, at both Resource Law and Reed Smith. It is my fervent wish that the Reed Smith Resource Law Alliance continues to flourish and grow from strength to strength."

Bernard Yee, managing director (designate), said: "Mohan was an integral part of the setting up of Resource Law and the Reed Smith Resource Law Formal Law Alliance in Singapore, and in helping to establish the Alliance’s footprint in Singapore and abroad. The firm is also indebted to Mohan for his unstinting dedication to the training and mentoring of the younger lawyers in the firm.

"Mohan was appointed a Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law in 2019. His appointment to the bench is further recognition of his integrity and professionalism. We wish Mohan a long and successful career on the bench of the Supreme Court. Looking forward, I would also like to welcome Collin Seah who will be joining us as a director of Resource Law in December 2019."

Reed Smith’s presence in Singapore has grown significantly since opening in 2012.  In July 2016, the firm announced a substantial, further investment in Singapore when it launched its FLA with Resource Law LLC.