Amendments 2020

Amendment No. 2 of 2020

Amendment No. 2 of 2020 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts I, II, III, VII, IX, XXI and XXII and Appendix B. The amendments are summarised below:

a) amendments to paragraph 2, on the interpretation of expressions;
b) amendments to paragraph 5, on the scope of application of the Practice Directions;
c) amendments to paragraph 10, on the forms of address;
d) amendments to paragraph 24, on the constitution of the Court of Appeal;
e) amendments to paragraph 36, on the provision of deposit;
f) amendments to paragraph 61, on the commencement of proceedings;
g) amendments to paragraph 63, on the transfer of proceedings to and from the Singapore International Commercial Court;
h) amendments to paragraph 138, on the enforcement of judgments and orders;
i) amendments to paragraph 140, on the Notice of Appeal;
j) amendments to paragraph 141, on the time for appealing;
k) amendments to paragraph 143, on the quantum and mode of security to be provided under Order 57, Rule 3(3) of the Rules of Court;
l) amendments to paragraph 149B, on applications before the Court of Appeal;
m) the introduction of a new paragraph 149C, on applications to the Court of Appeal for leave to appeal in civil matters;
n) amendments to Form 18, on the Appeals Information Sheet;
o) amendments to Form 20, on the Form of Core Bundle;
p) the introduction of Form 25, on submissions for applications for leave to appeal against a decision of the General Division/Singapore International Commercial Court (Applicant); and
q) the introduction of Form 26, on submissions for applications for leave to appeal against a decision of the General Division/Singapore International Commercial Court (Respondent).

The amendments take effect on 2 January 2021.

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

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 2 of 2020 (PDF, 202.72 KB)


Amendment No. 1 of 2020

Amendment No. 1 of 2020 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts XIII and XVIII. The amendments are summarised below:

a) amendment to paragraph 89, on expert evidence at trial; 
b) amendment to the heading of Part XVIII; and
c) the introduction of a new paragraph 111A, on giving of evidence by person outside Singapore through live video or live television link in any proceedings.

The amendments take effect on 20 July 2020.

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

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 1 of 2020 (PDF, 254.66 KB)

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