Organisational Initiatives

Keeping an Eye on Legal Matters
The General Counsel’s Office (GCO) oversees all legal matters in MAS and provides creative and solution-oriented legal services. Last year, GCO dealt with over 2,500 queries for legal advice. It was involved in drafting four major Bills and amendments to two Acts as well as other regulations, notices, directions and guidelines. GCO provided legal support in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements entered into by Singapore as well as for the Memorandum of Understanding of Cooperation between Securities and Futures Regulators. It also published three issues of the in-house legal journal, the GCO Legal Bulletin.