China Ready Programme for Singapore’s Legal Industry


Growing bilateral trade and investment between Singapore and China, as well as increasing number of internationalising Chinese companies have opened up new opportunities for Singapore law firms and lawyers. Launched by the Singapore Ministry of Law, the China Ready Programme provides participants with a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture, business environment, legal system and laws, and training in Business Mandarin in the legal context. The programme is specially developed to expand the pool of Singapore lawyers who can work with Chinese companies and law firms effectively to meet businesses’ needs.

Module 1:
Business and Legal Chinese

This course offers training in business and legal Chinese, and an overview of contemporary Chinese legal system and culture. Curated curriculum will be developed and delivered by experienced professors in local universities. Participants would be trained to read and interpret selected Chinese legal articles, statutes, court decisions and other legal documents and instruments. After this course, participants are expected to be able to communicate professionally in business and legal Chinese, and interpret Chinese legal documents including legal principles and terminologies.

July 28
August 4, 11, 18, 15
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

7pm – 9pm

Module 2:
Personal Effectiveness

This course equips participants with the required knowledge and skills to do business in China, including an understanding of the Chinese business culture, social customs and protocols. The course covers the dos and don’ts in communication and networking, business negotiation with Chinese counterparts, and the differences between how Singapore and China work and think. Participants would also gain an overview of Singapore-China bilateral relations since China’s reforms and opening up, and a deeper understanding of contemporary China, including its political structure, institutions, and political, economic and social development.

12 October (Monday)

9am – 5pm

Module 3:
Legal Thematic Sessions

The legal thematic sessions aim to equip participants with a good understanding of the Chinese civil law system and laws, focusing on specific practice areas including Chinese contract law, foreign investment and administrative laws, merger and acquisition, and dispute resolution. Conducted by Chinese legal practitioners with years of practical experience, the sessions will include a combination of lectures and actual case studies.


13 – 16 October (Tues – Fri)

9am – 5pm

We will update on the programme fees and how to sign up at a later date. In the meantime, please register your interest by filling up the form below. 

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