Bankruptcy Act
(CHAPTER 20, Section 166)
Bankruptcy Rules
R 1
G.N. No. S 269/1995

(5th June 2006)
[15th July 1995]
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Bankruptcy Rules.
2.—(1)  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“administrator”, in relation to a bankrupt’s estate, means the person administering the estate, whether the Official Assignee or a trustee;
[S 363/2016 wef 01/08/2016]
“associate” means an associate as defined in section 101 of the Act;
“Bankruptcy Estates Account” means the Bankruptcy Estates Account kept by the Official Assignee under section 27 of the Act;
“court” includes the Registrar when exercising the powers of the court under the Act or these Rules;
“creditor” includes a corporation and a firm of creditors in partnership;
“creditor’s bankruptcy application” includes a bankruptcy application made under section 56 of the Act by a creditor or the nominee of a voluntary arrangement;
“estate”, in relation to the Official Assignee or a trustee, means the estate of a bankrupt which is being or which has been administered by him;
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“scheme” means a scheme of arrangement under the Act;
“sealed” means sealed with the seal of the court;
“sign”, in relation to the signing of any document by the Registrar, includes the affixing of a facsimile signature;
“trustee” means a trustee of a bankrupt’s estate other than the Official Assignee.
(2)  For the purposes of these Rules, any reference to the Official Assignee shall not include a reference to a trustee and any reference to a trustee shall not include a reference to the Official Assignee.
2A.  The Forms to be used for the purposes of these Rules are those set out on the Internet website of the Ministry of Law at, and any reference in these Rules to a numbered form is to be construed as a reference to the current version of the form bearing the corresponding number which is displayed at that website.
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