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Singapore Practising Certificates: 2010/2011

by on March 8, 2010

As we mentioned in recent blogs, many Asian countries have rather strict regulations regarding who may practise law in their jurisdictions and what kind of law may be practised.  Singapore is no different.  For example, a foreign law firm can operate in Singapore in one of five structures set forth below:

  • Representative Office
  • Foreign Law Practice
  • Qualifying Foreign Law Practice
  • Formal Law Alliance
  • Joint Law Venture

This has a significant effect on how and whom firms recruit for jobs in Singapore and anyone considering working in Singapore should know what is required to practice in Singapore,as well as what deadlines to meet and what formalities have to be fulfilled.  The practice year for 2010-2011 begins April 1, 2010 and runs through March 31, 2011.  The application process for obtaining a practising certificate for the began on March 1 2010.

Please take a look at the Singapore Law Gazette for more information.

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