LEGAL PROFESSION ACT
LEGAL PROFESSION (INTERNATIONAL SERVICES) RULES 2007
(FOR A FOREIGN LAWYER WORKING IN A JOINT LAW VENTURE OR
SINGAPORE LAW FIRM TO APPLY TO SIT FOR QUALIFYING
EXAMINATION UNDER RULE 19 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION
(INTERNATIONAL SERVICES) RULES 2007)
(1) Please complete and return this form and enclosures on or before
Panel of Examiners
c/o Board of Legal Education
Conference Room (9th Floor)
Subordinate Courts Building
1 Havelock Square
(2) Failure to complete the form as required or to enclose necessary enclosures
may lead to rejection of the application. To avoid unnecessary delay and
correspondence, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM FULLY AS
SECTION A - PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT
Title (tick as applicable)
Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other (please state)
Name in full: __________________________________________________________
(As in passport or other identification document. Please underline surname.)
NRIC No./Passport No.*: Present nationality:
Date of birth: Age at date of application:
Correspondence address (in Singapore):
If you are a foreign national, state whether you are a permanent resident of Singapore?
Office Telephone No.: Fax No.:
Email address: Mobile No. (if applicable):
Date of admission as a legal practitioner in the applicable jurisdiction. If you are
qualified in more than one jurisdiction, state all your jurisdictions and indicate principal
No. of years in active practice in the applicable jurisdiction. If you have practised in
more than one jurisdiction, state no. of years in each.
No. of years in practice as a foreign lawyer in Singapore:
SECTION B - NATURE OF PRACTISE
Describe the nature of your legal practice for the past 5 years.
SECTION C - QUALIFICATIONS
Degree Class of Degree Date of Degree College or University
Please specify and describe your professional qualifications including class of
qualification (if available) and the dates when the qualifications were obtained:
Authority conferring professional qualification:
SECTION D - PROFESSIONAL DETAILS
Please give details in chronological order, of your professional career since its inception.
Please include law firms, professional organisations, legal teaching posts and salaried
legal posts in banking, finance, industry or the public service in Singapore or elsewhere.
Under “Particulars”, please specify if appropriate, the position or grade you held and the
type of work done, including your areas of practice and recent transactions you were
involved in. Please conclude by giving the name and contact information of a current
senior partner/director of the law firm where you worked/are currently working.
Dates Law firm or other organisation and Particulars
PARTICULARS OF JOINT LAW VENTURE/SINGAPORE LAW FIRM*
Name of Joint Law Venture/Singapore law firm* where you presently practise foreign law
and intend to practise Singapore law.
State the key areas of legal practice of the Joint Law Venture/Singapore law firm* where
you presently practise foreign law and intend to practise Singapore law.
If you are practising in a Singapore law firm (and not in any Joint Law Venture), please
submit a letter from the Attorney-General certifying that you are a partner, a director or an
employee of the Singapore law firm, being a qualifying Singapore law firm.
Please give details of any legal publications which you have written or edited.
PRACTICE OF SINGAPORE LAW
Reasons for your application to sit for the qualifying examination to practise Singapore
How will Singapore and your present law firm benefit if you are able to practise Singapore
* Delete as appropriate.
SECTION E - GOOD STANDING AND CHARACTER
1. The Secretary or other officer of the body charged with responsibility for
investigating allegations of professional misconduct or breaches of professional
discipline in the applicable jurisdiction of the applicant is required to sign the
certificate of good standing prescribed below:
CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING
I, _____________________________________________________ (name of
signatory below) hereby certify that
(a) at the date of this certificate, no disciplinary proceedings are
pending or contemplated against the applicant and that his
professional conduct is not under investigation; and
(b) there has been no record of any professional misconduct or
proceedings against the applicant;
(c) the applicant has a record of professional misconduct or
proceedings against him, namely:
Charge Proceedings Result
(i) __________ ________________ ____________
(ii) __________ ________________ ____________
(iii) __________ ________________ ____________
Signature of the Date
Chairman/Secretary* of the
Bar Committee/Bar Council* of
* Delete as appropriate.
Strike out the paragraph if inapplicable.
2. A responsible person not immediately related to the applicant and who has
known the applicant for 2 years or more and has had the opportunity to judge the
applicant’s character is required to sign the certificate of good character prescribed
CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CHARACTER
1. I, __________________________________________ (name and NRIC
No./Passport No.* of signatory below), (a/an* ___________________________
(occupation), certify that the applicant has been known to me personally for
upwards of _____________ years past in the capacity of ___________________
(state relationship, e.g., as employer, supervisor, colleague, friends, others).
2. I have had the following opportunities to judge his character, that is to
3. I believe him to be a person of respectability and a fit and proper person
to be registered by the relevant Singapore authorities for the practice of
Signature of the person Date
making this certificate.
* Delete as appropriate.
Give the necessary particulars here.
SECTION F - DECLARATIONS AND UNDERTAKINGS BY APPLICANT
1. I declare that any information provided by me in this form is accurate and
complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
2. I declare and confirm that as of the date of this application, I satisfy and
undertake to continue to satisfy and comply with all the conditions prescribed
in the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161) and the rules made thereunder
(including all the relevant notices, conditions, guidelines and guidance notes
that have been issued by the Attorney-General as at the date of this
application and at any time thereafter) which will allow me to apply to the
Attorney-General for registration to practise Singapore law in a Joint Law
Venture/Singapore law firm* if my application herein to sit for the qualifying
examination is approved and I pass the aforesaid examination.
Signature of Applicant Date
*Delete as appropriate.