Singapore International Commercial Court plans move ahead

According to a report in Singapore Law Watch, ambitious plans to set up the Singapore International Court moved closer this week when the proposals were put before the Singapore Parliament.

Singapore already has the Singapore International Arbitration Centre which apparently heard 259 disputes last year with a total value in excess of $6 billion.

The Singapore Law Watch report emphasises Singapore’s wider plan to be the leading dispute resolution centre in South-East Asia.

The proposals put before Parliament include new rules for the regulation of law firms and foreign lawyers. It also provides for international judges to be hired to help SICC cases.

About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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