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2 The Singapore Legal System

Adeline Chong, Man Yip

From: Singapore Private International Law: Commercial Issues and Practice

Adeline Chong, Yip Man

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 February 2024


This chapter discusses the historical foundation and modern developments of the Singapore legal system to elaborate on the Singapore private international law developments. It highlights the efforts of the Ministry of Law of Singapore and the Singapore judiciary in capacity and reputation building. The progressive developments and innovations within the Singapore judicial system primarily focus on promoting the development of Singapore’s jurisprudence and the influence of the Singapore legal system internationally. Moreover, the end goal revolves around whether the international business community would choose Singapore as the dispute resolution forum and Singapore law as the governing law of transactions. The chapter also looks into the recent innovations and developments in the Singaporean judiciary involving the Singapore International Commercial Court, the appellate review capacity of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and international judicial relations.

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