Amendments 2021

Amendment No. 4 of 2021

Amendment No. 4 of 2021 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts II and XXII and Appendix B of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. amendments to paragraph 14, on urgent applications during office hours;
  2. amendments to paragraph 16, on interpreters and translation;
  3. an amendment to paragraph 149, on skeletal arguments for appeals before the Court of Appeal;
  4. the deletion of paragraph 149A, on costs scheduling; and
  5. the introduction of new Form 2AA of Appendix B (to be inserted immediately after Form 2 of Appendix B), on request for urgent hearing before Judge;

The amendments will take effect on 2 August 2021.

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

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 4 of 2021 (PDF, 385.67 KB)

Amendment No. 3 of 2021

Amendment No. 3 of 2021 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts I and XXIII of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below: 

  1. amendments to paragraph 2, on the interpretation of words and phrases; and
  2. amendments to paragraph 152, on costs.

The amendments will take effect on 28 June 2021.

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

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 3 of 2021 (PDF, 123.46 KB)


Amendment No. 2 of 2021

Amendment No. 2 of 2021 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts VIII and XVIII and Appendices B and D of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. amendments to paragraph 57, on technology facilities for use during trials or hearings;
  2. amendments to paragraph 58, on applications to use teleconference and video conference facilities and usage of additional equipment;
  3. amendments to paragraph 59, on applications to use the Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities (“MIT facilities”);
  4. the deletion of paragraph 60, on fees;
  5. the insertion of paragraph 114A, on swearing and signing of affidavits in Singapore before, and completing of attestation by, commissioner for oaths through live video link or live television link;
  6. an amendment to paragraph 115, on effect of non-compliance;
  7. amendments to Form 7 under Appendix B, on a request to use teleconference and video conference facilities or MIT facilities; and
  8. the deletion of Appendix D, on fees for use of the teleconference, video conference, audio-visual and MIT facilities.

The amendments will take effect on 2 June 2021.

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

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 2 of 2021 (PDF, 146.71 KB)



Amendment No. 1 of 2021

Amendment No. 1 of 2021 of the Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts XIX, and XXII and Appendix B. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. an amendment to paragraph 123, on the documents to be in electronic format;
  2. an amendment to paragraph 124, on the creation and filing of bundles;
  3. an amendment to paragraph 149B, on applications before the Court of Appeal;
  4. amendments to Form 25, on submissions for application for leave to appeal against a decision of the General Division/Singapore International Commercial Court (Applicant); and
  5. amendments to Form 26, on submissions for application for leave to appeal against a decision of the General Division/Singapore International Commercial Court (Respondent).

The amendments will take effect on 30 April 2021. The amendments set out at sub-paragraphs (c) to (e) of paragraph 1 above will apply to applications filed on or after 30 April 2021.

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

Singapore International Commercial Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 1 of 2021 (PDF, 101.88 KB)

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