Our Roles

Overview of Functions

Government Legal Advisor

As the Government Legal Adviser, a role undertaken by AGC’s Civil Division, it is responsible for:

Providing legal advice to the Ministries and Organs of State on a wide spectrum of issues such as:

  • constitutional and administrative law
  • public finance
  • disciplinary inquiries of public officers
  • land acquisition
  • protection of young persons
  • contract
  • tort
  • competition law
  • public-private partnerships
  • intellectual property law
  • appeals to Ministers under legislation such as the Electricity Act, Broadcasting Act and Competition Act

Drafting and vetting contracts and legal documents such as:

  • tender documents for Government procurement of goods and/or services
  • lease agreements and licences
  • loan agreements
  • investment agreements
  • IT contracts
  • scholarship agreements

Representing the Government in international initiatives which have an impact on domestic law, such as:

  • the UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) Working Groups on Procurement and Transport Law
  • ASEAN Single Window Working Group Meetings

Representing the Singapore Government in court proceedings instituted by or against the Government, and in negotiations and dispute resolution hearings relating to:

  • public law litigation matters such as:
    • constitutional challenges
    • judicial review
    • exercise of regulatory powers
  • private law civil litigation matters such as:
    • tort
    • contract
    • land
    • recovery of public moneys

Representing the Singapore Government in disciplinary inquiries against public officers.

Acting as the Protector of Charities.

Last updated / reviewed on 30 Oct 2018