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Qualifying Foreign Law Practices and Matters Under CCCS

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has clarified with both the Attorney-General’s Chambers (“AGC”) and the Ministry of Law on the extent a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (“QFLP”) can assist a client with CCCS matters.

A QFLP can provide legal advice and make representations, including oral representations, on behalf of their clients for all matters before CCCS staff, but only (1) through lawyers registered under section 36B or section 36E of the Legal Profession Act, and (2) strictly within the permitted areas of legal practice as provided under rule 4 of the Legal Profession (Regulated Individuals) Rules 2015.

Accordingly, a QFLP representing any client in CCCS proceedings shall henceforth provide a list of their lawyers registered under section 36B or section 36E of the Legal Profession Act when they first contact the CCCS, setting out the names and registration numbers issued by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority, as well as the respective validity of their registration.

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Last Updated on 09 May 2018