Procedural Rules

The Singapore International Commercial Court Rules 2021 (“SICC Rules 2021”) come into operation on 1 April 2022. Click here to view the SICC Rules 2021.

Order 1 rule 2 of the SICC Rules 2021 sets out the matters to which the SICC Rules 2021 apply.

Generally, the SICC Rules 2021 apply to: (a) a case commenced in the SICC on or after 1 April 2022; (b) a case commenced in the General Division on or after 1 April 2022 and transferred to the SICC; (c) any proceedings for the transfer, from the General Division to the SICC, of a case commenced on or after 1 April 2022; (d) an appeal to the Court of Appeal, filed on or after 1 April 2022, from a judgment or order of the SICC; and (e) an originating application to the Court of Appeal, filed on or after 1 April 2022, in relation to a judgment or an order of the SICC.

If the parties concerned consent in writing, the SICC Rules 2021 apply with the necessary modifications to: (a) a case commenced in the SICC before 1 April 2022; (b) a case commenced in the General Division before 1 April 2022 and transferred to the SICC; (c) an appeal to the Court of Appeal, filed before 1 April 2022, from a judgment or order of the SICC; and (d) an originating application to the Court of Appeal, filed before 1 April 2022, in relation to a judgment or an order of the SICC.

The Rules of Court (Cap. 322, R 5), as modified by Order 110 of those Rules, continue to apply to other proceedings in the SICC, and other appeals or applications to the Court of Appeal from or in relation to a judgment or an order of the SICC. Click here to view the Rules of Court.