—(1) A foreign lawyer who is employed by or who is a partner or director of a Joint Law Venture may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Part IV, practise Singapore law as a partner, director or an employee of the Joint Law Venture and recover costs and retain payments in respect of such practice if he is registered to practise Singapore law by the Attorney-General under subsection (3).
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a foreign lawyer who is registered to practise Singapore law under subsection (3) shall not represent any party before any judicial, arbitral or regulatory tribunal or body in Singapore unless the foreign lawyer is, apart from this section, permitted to do so under Part IV.
(3) The Attorney-General may, in his discretion, approve an application to register a foreign lawyer to practise Singapore law for such period as the Attorney-General may think fit except that the Attorney-General may, if he thinks it necessary in the circumstances of the case, require that a foreign lawyer successfully complete such modules in such courses of instruction as the Attorney-General may require.
(4) The registration of a foreign lawyer to practise Singapore law shall —
lapse if the foreign law firm is dissolved or in liquidation or if the registration of the Joint Law Venture is cancelled under section 130G; and
be suspended for such period as the Attorney-General may think fit if the foreign lawyer ceases to be a partner, director or an employee, as the case may be, of the Joint Law Venture or of the foreign law firm which constitutes part of the Joint Law Venture.
(5) Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to affect any right or privilege of an advocate and solicitor conferred by this Act or any other written law.