Plans Unveiled for the New Singapore International Commercial Court

6 January 2014
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  • In January 2013, Singapore’s Chief Justice suggested the creation of a Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)
  • In May, a 19-member committee, which included Debevoise & Plimpton’s European and Asian Chair of Litigation, Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, was formed to examine the SICC’s viability.
  • On 29 November 2013, the committee submitted its report to Singapore’s Ministry of Law, recommending the creation of the SICC.
  • This client alert summarises those recommendations, which are under consideration by The Law Ministry and has been published way of a public consultation.