Foreign commercial lawyers will soon be able to practice in Singapore after passing an examination set by the Singapore Legal Education Foundation, supplying increased demand to regional and cross border interests. 966 foreign lawyers are already registered to practice in Singapore, but only on foreign law issues. Law Minister K Shanmugam tabled the new legislation in parliament this week and once passed, it could see foreign lawyers practicing in Singapore by the end of the year.

The Singapore Legal Education Foundation (SILE) is a new body formed to replace the Board of Legal Education. SILE will take over the role of preparing lawyers for admission to the Bar, and will administer compulsory continuing education to practicing lawyers to ensure they stay up to date with current issues.

source & article: Straits Times