The winning SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2022 SUSS Law team: (from left) Ms Adele Neo, Ms Ellis Kusomo, faculty mentor Mr Tris Xavier, Mr Tan Kah Keng, and Mr Zaher bin Wahab.
Team SUSS Law was crowned champions of the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2022 for the first time since the inception of the competition in 2020. Organised by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), the competition invites teams of students to assume the role of a general counsel and come up with a solution to a problem presented to them by a fictional board of directors.
This year’s competition involved a fictional company seeking to provide energy solutions in a neighbouring country and covered issues of corporate structure, dispute resolution mechanisms and the growing concerns of environmental, social and governance (ESG). The SUSS team presented their recommendations to a panel of judges and live audience to finish first against teams from institutions including National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.
The delighted team comprising SUSS Law students, Ms Adele Neo, Mr Tan Kah Keng, Mr Zaher bin Wahab and Ms Ellis Kusomo, shared: "This journey was challenging and rewarding. It was exciting to put into practice our recently acquired knowledge from law school into a real-world commercial problem and to present our recommendation to a large audience. In the process, we learnt from one another, benefitted from discussions with tutors and seniors during our preparation, and gained valuable insights from the other finalists."