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Are Legal Transplants Impossible?

Mohammad Rizal Salim

Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus

August 27, 2009

Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming

The Malaysian case Soo Boon Siong @ Saw Boon Siong v Saw Fatt Seong & Soo Hock Seang provides evidence of the inherent impossibility of legal transplants. The impossibility in this case was not caused by differences of legal culture, but the inability of lawyers in a post-colonial state to keep pace with the increasing complexities of the law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Company law, corporate governance, Common Law, legal transplant, post-colonial, Malaysia

JEL Classification: K00, K20, K40

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Date posted: August 27, 2009  

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Salim, Mohammad Rizal, Are Legal Transplants Impossible? (August 27, 2009). Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1444684

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Mohammad Rizal Salim (Contact Author)
Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus ( email )
Nottingham University Business School
Jalan Broga
43500 Semenyih, Selangor 43500
HOME PAGE: http://www.nottingham.edu.my
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