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SETTING UP OF SPECIALIST COMMERCIAL COURTS – THE NEW ADMIRALTY COURT

               In line with recent national policy moves to restructure the Singapore economy, and in response to feedback from the legal profession, the Honourable the Chief Justice has adopted a recommendation to set up specialist commercial courts in the Supreme Court. This move emphasises the Singapore Judiciary’s commitment to transform Singapore into a premier international commercial dispute resolution centre in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

2             There has been growth in commercial dispute resolution and associated legal services in Singapore and around the world. The worldwide market for the provision of such services is highly competitive. The introduction of specialist commercial courts is therefore an important move to position and promote Singapore as a leading jurisdiction of choice in both domestic and international commercial disputes.

3             The first specialist court to be introduced is the Admiralty Court. The establishment of this new Admiralty Court will reinforce Singapore’s status as a leading shipping hub. Other specialist commercial courts will be set up in due course of time.


For further information and comments, please contact:

 
Ms Thian Yee Sze
Assistant Registrar, Corporate Communications, Supreme Court
Tel : (65) 6332 3916
Fax : (65) 6337 9450
E-mail : THIAN_Yee_Sze@supcourt.gov.sg
 


Last updated on 04 JUL 2005
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