Public Consultation on the Report of the Singapore International Commercial Court Committee
3 Dec 2013 to 31 Jan 2014
Against the backdrop of increasing investment, trade growth, and cross-border transactions and disputes in the region, the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon mooted the idea of creating the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) at the Opening of Legal Year 2013.
In May 2013, a 19-member committee, co-chaired by Ms Indranee Rajah SC, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, and Justice V K Rajah, Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Singapore, was formed to study the viability of developing a framework for establishing the SICC. The Committee comprised international and local members to provide a wide range of expertise and views.
The SICC Committee submitted its report to the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) on 29 November 2013.
The Government welcomes the recommendations made by the SICC Committee. MinLaw and the Supreme Court will carefully consider the recommendations as well as the issues raised within. The SICC Committee’s report can be found at Annex A(754KB). MinLaw has also issued a press release, which may be found here.
- Interested parties are invited to provide their views and feedback on the SICC Committee’s report. The consultation period is from 3 December 2013 to 31 January 2014. The public can view the report on mlaw.gov.sg and www.reach.gov.sg. The feedback may be submitted in electronic form or hard copy form to:
Ministry of Law
Policy Advisory Division
100 High Street
#08-02, The Treasury
Last updated on 3 Dec 2013