SICC Proceedings in General

SICC Procedural Guide

A pocket guide to the procedures of the SICC as set out in the applicable legislation, Rules of Court and practice directions has been issued.

Click here to view the SICC Procedural Guide.

SICC User Guides

A set of SICC User Guides has been issued to provide users with some guidance on certain features of SICC proceedings. The SICC User Guides comprise the following:

Note 1: Jurisdiction

Note 2: Commencing an Action

Note 3: Foreign Representation

Note 4: Pre-action Certificate

Click here to view the SICC User Guides.

Click here to view the typical procedure of an SICC action.

You may commence an action in the SICC now. Click here for more information on the avenues for the filing of cases in the SICC.

Applicability of the Evidence Act (Cap 97) in SICC proceedings

The SICC is not bound to apply any rule of evidence under Singapore law (including rules contained in the Evidence Act (Cap 97) and common law) in such cases and to such extent as the Rules of Court (Cap 322, R 5) as modified by Order 110 may provide. The SICC may apply other rules of evidence (whether such rules are found in foreign law or otherwise) if an order is made on an application of party pursuant to Order 110 Rule 23 of the Rules of Court (Cap 322, R 5).

Proof of foreign law in SICC proceedings

In line with the international character of the SICC, pursuant to Order 110 Rule 25 of the Rules of Court (Cap 322, R 5), the SICC may, on the application of a party, order that any question of foreign law be determined on the basis of oral and/or written submissions instead of proof.

Enforcement of SICC judgments and orders

The SICC is part of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is a division of the High Court. It is a superior court of law. The enforcement of judgments of the SICC is thus no different from the enforcement of judgments of other superior courts that are regularly chosen in dispute resolution clauses in cross-border consensual agreements. As the SICC’s jurisdiction is primarily consensual, parties who have voluntarily chosen to have their disputes adjudicated by the SICC are not expected to need to resort to enforcement measures.

Nonetheless there are existing means of enforcement that may be utilised.

Click here to view a note on enforcement of SICC judgments and orders.

Serviced offices

Click here to download a list of serviced offices located within the proximity of the Supreme Court. Please note that this list should not be taken as an endorsement by the Supreme Court of the quality of the serviced offices.