Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2014


Singapore's Chief Justice Visits Delaware's Courts

On April 3, 2014, Justice Henry duPont Ridgely and Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons, Jr., welcomed Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of Singapore to the New Castle County Courthouse for a day of cross-cultural exchange. Chief Justice Menon visited Delaware with members of his staff, including Chief Executive Juthika Ramanathan, Deputy Registrar Teh Hwee Hwee, and Assistant Registrar Justin Yeo, to learn about Delaware's Supreme Court and Court of Chancery, as well as state and federal corporate and insolvency laws.

Chief Justice Menon and his staff spoke at length with Justice Ridgely and Vice Chancellor Parsons about the way in which Delaware's Supreme Court and Court of Chancery operate, as well as the differences between courts in America and Singapore. Chief Justice Menon and his staff then met with members of the Corporation Law and Bankruptcy Law Sections of the Delaware State Bar Association in separate meetings to discuss pertinent laws and practices. The meeting concluded with Chief Justice Menon expressing his desire to continue an open exchange of information and his hope that additional members of Singapore's judiciary will have an opportunity to visit and learn about Delaware's model.