Amendments 2018

Amendment No. 2 of 2018

Amendment No.2 of 2018 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XII, XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XXII, XXIII, Appendixes B and F of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

a) amendments to paragraph 2, on the interpretation of words and phrases;
b) amendments to paragraph 5, on the scope of application of the Practice Directions;
c) the introduction of a new paragraph 8A, on attendance at hearings in Chambers;
d) amendments to paragraph 9, on Court dress;
e) amendments to paragraph 12, on authorisation for collection of mail and court documents;
f) amendments to paragraph 20, on access to case file, inspection, obtaining copies and searches;
g) amendments to paragraph 26, on circumstances under which representation by Registered Foreign Lawyers and Registered Law Experts is allowed;
h) amendments to paragraph 27, on registration of foreign lawyers;
i) the introduction of a new paragraph 27A, on registration of law experts;
j) amendments to paragraph 28, on notification of counsel on record;
k) amendments to paragraph 29, on general provisions regarding offshore cases;
l) the deletion of paragraphs 30 to 35, on pre-action certificates;
m) amendments to paragraph 36, on provision of deposit;
n) amendments to paragraph 41, on electronic payment of fees and charges;
o) amendments to paragraph 44, on documents which must be filed, served, delivered or otherwise conveyed to the Registrar;
p) amendments to paragraph 47, on registration of foreign law practices as users of the Electronic Filing Service;
q) amendments to paragraph 48, on access of Full Registration Foreign Lawyers to the Electronic Filing Service;
r) amendments to paragraph 61, on commencement of proceedings;
s) amendments to paragraph 62, on challenges to the jurisdiction of the Court;
t) amendments to paragraph 63, on transfer of proceedings to and from the Court;
u) amendments to paragraph 70, on personal service of processes and documents;
v) amendments to paragraph 71, on service out of jurisdiction;
w) amendments to paragraph 72, on substituted service;
x) amendments to paragraph 76, on preparation for the first Case Management Conference;
y) amendments to paragraph 77, on conduct of Case Management Conferences;
z) amendments to paragraph 97, on confidentiality;
aa) amendments to paragraph 102, on adjournment or vacation of hearings other than trials;
bb) amendments to paragraph 110, on foreign law;
cc) amendments to paragraph 117, on trial in public;
dd) amendments to paragraph 132, on citation of judgments;
ee) amendments to paragraph 143, on quantum and mode of security to be provided under Order 57, Rule 3(3) of the Rules of Court;
ff) amendments to paragraph 145, on filing of records of appeal, core bundles and written Cases for civil appeals under Order 57, Rules 9 and 9A of the Rules of Court;
gg) amendments to paragraph 147, on when hard copies and soft copies for hearing of civil appeals before the Court of Appeal are required;
hh) the introduction of a new paragraph 148B, on bundle of documents filed with leave of the Court of Appeal;
ii) amendments to paragraph 149, on further skeletal arguments for appeals before the Court of Appeal;
jj) amendments to paragraph 152, on general provisions regarding costs;
kk) the deletion of Appendix B Forms 1, 5 and 9, on specimen authorisation card for collection of mail and court documents, joint request for pre-action certificate, and change of authorised service clerks;
ll) amendments to Appendix B Forms 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 and 21, on request for inspection, obtaining copies and certified true copies, offshore case declaration, request to use teleconference, video conference and audio-visual facilities/mobile infocomm technology facilities, declaration(s) by plaintiff in the commencement of proceedings, proposed case management plan and form of supplemental core bundle; and
mm) the introduction of a new Appendix F, on optional protocol on the memorialisation of proceedings in the SICC, optional protocol on the exchange of affidavits of evidence-in-chief before production of documents (where Order 110, Rule 14 applies) and optional protocol on the exchange of affidavits of evidence-in-chief before discovery and inspection of documents (where Order 24 applies).

The amendments will take effect on 1 November 2018.

A summary of these amendments may be found in the annexed document: 

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No.2 of 2018

 

Amendment No. 1 of 2018

Amendment No. 1 of 2018 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts II, IV, VIII, IX, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XXII, XXIII, Appendixes A, B, C and D. The amendments are summarised below:

a) amendments to paragraph 7, on the operating hours and location of the SICC Registry;
b) amendments to paragraph 16 and Appendix B Form 2A, on interpreters and translation;
c) amendments to paragraph 17, on production of record of hearing;
d) amendments to paragraph 18, on use of electronic and other devices;
e) amendments to paragraph 26, on circumstances under which representation by foreign lawyers is allowed;
f) amendments to paragraph 44, on documents which must be filed, served, delivered or otherwise conveyed to the Registrar;
g) amendments to paragraph 45 and Appendix A, on the operating hours of the Service Bureau;
h) amendments to paragraph 48, on access of Registered Foreign Lawyers to the Electronic Filing Service;
i) amendments to paragraph 52, on the giving of directions by the Registrar on how documents that exceed specified limits should be filed;
j) amendments to paragraph 58, on applications to use teleconference, video conference and audio-visual facilities;
k) amendments to paragraph 59, on applications to use the Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities;
l) amendments to paragraph 63, on transfer of proceedings to and from the Court;
m) amendments to paragraph 98, on conduct of hearings;
n) amendments to paragraph 110, on foreign law;
o) amendments to paragraph 126, on bundle of documents filed on setting down;
p) amendments to paragraph 144 and Appendix B Form 18, on Appeals Information Sheet for civil appeals to the Court of Appeal;
q) amendments to paragraph 145, on filing of records of appeal, core bundles and written Cases for civil appeals under Order 57, Rules 9 and 9A of the Rules of Court;
r) amendments to paragraph 147, on despatch of specified appeal documents from overseas;
s) amendments to paragraph 148, on preparation of appeal records in hearings of civil appeals to the Court of Appeal;
t) inclusion of paragraph 148A and Appendix B Form 23, on inclusion in appeal bundles of documents ordered to be sealed or redacted;
u) inclusion of paragraph 149A and Appendix B Form 24, on costs scheduling;
v) amendments to paragraph 152 and inclusion of Appendix B Form 24, on costs;
w) amendments to Appendix B Forms 19, 20 and 21, on Form of Record of Appeal, Form of Core Bundle and Form of Supplemental Core Bundle;
x) amendments to Appendix C, on languages available for interpretation and translation services; and
y) amendments to Appendix D, on fees for use of teleconference and video conference facilities.

The amendments take effect on 1 March 2018.

A summary of these amendments may be found in the annexed document:

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No 1 of 2018

 

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