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NO. 3]Thursday, February 15 [2018

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 9 January 2018 and assented to by the President on 6 February 2018:—
Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2018

(No. 1 of 2018)

I assent.

6 February 2018.
Date of Commencement: 1 November 2018
An Act to amend the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Chapter 322 of the 2007 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act is the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2018 and comes into operation on a date that the Minister appoints by notification in the Gazette.
Amendment of section 18D
2.  The Supreme Court of Judicature Act (called in this Act the principal Act) is amended by renumbering section 18D as subsection (1) of that section, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following subsection:
(2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the Singapore International Commercial Court (being a division of the High Court) has jurisdiction to hear any proceedings relating to international commercial arbitration that the High Court may hear and that satisfy such conditions as the Rules of Court may prescribe.”.
Repeal of section 18E
3.  Section 18E of the principal Act is repealed.
Amendment of section 80
4.  Section 80(2A) of the principal Act is amended —
(a)by deleting the words “section 18D” in paragraph (b) and substituting the words “section 18D(1)”;
(b)by deleting paragraph (c) and substituting the following paragraph:
(c)to prescribe, for the purposes of section 18D(2), what constitutes an international commercial arbitration, and any conditions that any proceedings must satisfy before that Court may hear those proceedings;”; and
(c)by deleting the words “an action” in paragraph (d) and substituting the words “a case”.