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Singapore Ministry of Law

The mission of the Singapore Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is to advance access to justice, the rule of law, the economy and society through policy, law and services. The Ministry formulates and reviews policies relating to legal, intellectual property, land, insolvency, public trustee, moneylending, pawn-broking, legal aid, community mediation, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism for the precious stones and metals dealers sector policies, as well as legislation and strategies under MinLaw’s purview; provides legal and policy input for other Ministries’ proposed Bills and programmes; develops the legal services, alternative dispute resolution and intellectual property sectors; and regulates and licenses all law practice entities and registers foreign-qualified lawyers in Singapore.

On the international front, MinLaw seeks to promote and protect Singapore’s interests through cooperation and engagement with key international and regional organisations, and bilateral partners on transnational criminal and civil justice issues. As part of this function, MinLaw formulates and implements Singapore’s strategic policies on international legal assistance in criminal and civil matters.

For more information, please visit MinLaw’s website, here.

The Statutory Boards under MinLaw are:



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