Dan W. Puchniak

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Director, Centre for Asian Legal Studies Associate Professor, NUS Law

469G Bukit Timah Road

Eu Tong Sen Building

Singapore, 259776

Singapore

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

State-Owned Enterprises in Singapore: Historical Insights into a Potential Model for Reform

28 Columbia Journal of Asian Law 61-97(2015) , NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 15/02, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/003, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/03
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Cheng Han Tan, Dan W. Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore, State owned enterprises, corporate governance, Singapore history

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The Enigma of Hostile Takeovers in Japan: Bidder Beware

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2018, Forthcoming, Dan W. Puchniak & Masafumi Nakahigashi, ‘The Enigma of Hostile Takeovers in Japan: Bidder Beware’ in Umakanth Varottil & Wan Wai Yee, Comparative Takeover Regulation: Global and Asian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press) Forthcoming, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 16/03, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2016/008, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 16/04
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2018
Dan W. Puchniak and Masafumi Nakahigashi
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Nagoya University - Graduate School of Law
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Comparative Takeover Regulation, Hostile Takeovers, Comparative Corporate Governance, Shareholder Structure, Japanese Corporate Law, Corporate Culture, Dispersed Shareholders, Lifetime Employment

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Varieties of Independent Directors in Asia: A Taxonomy

This working paper will be published as a chapter in “Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual, and Comparative Approach”, Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum and Luke Nottage (Eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2017, Forthcoming)., NUS Law Working Paper No. 2017/001, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 17/01, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper 17/01
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Dan W. Puchniak and Kon Sik Kim
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Seoul National University
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Independent directors, comparative corporate law and governance, Asian corporate law and governance, shareholder ownership structures, controlling shareholders, legal origins, family firms, SOEs, GLCs, functional substitutes, political economy, cultural norms, board of directors, supervisory board

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Multiple Faces of Shareholder Power in Asia: Complexity Revealed

NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 14/03, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2014/005, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 14/06
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Comparative corporate law, shareholder power, Asian shareholders, private benefits of control, controlling shareholders, independent directors, proxy contests, hostile takeovers, shareholder litigation, culture and corporate governance

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Independent Directors in Singapore: Puzzling Compliance Requiring Explanation

American Journal of Comparative Law, 2016, Forthcoming, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 15/03 , NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/006 , NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/06
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 09 May 2015 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2017
Dan W. Puchniak and Luh Luh Lan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Independent directors, comparative corporate law, corporate governance codes, comply or explain, signalling, controlling shareholders, private benefits of control, functional substitutes, regulatory design, state owned enterprises, family companies

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Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complexity Revealed

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2018/014, NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 18/03, NUS EW Barker Centre for Law & Business Working Paper 18/02, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 404/2018
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 05 May 2018
Dan W. Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Comparative corporate law and governance, related party transactions, Commonwealth Asia, World Bank Doing Business Report, legal origins theory

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The Derivative Action in Asia: A Complex Reality

9 Berkeley Business Law Journal 1 (2012)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Derivative actions, shareholder litigation, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, Asian culture, economic rationality, irrational behavior, legal origins, leximetrics, LLS&V, convergence, path dependence, comparative law, Japan, China, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan

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Company Law (2014)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2014, p. 168, 2015
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Jul 2015
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, lifting the corporate veil, attribution, corporate organs, directors’ duties, dividends, company charges, and the oppression remedy

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The Efficiency of Friendliness: Japanese Corporate Governance Succeeds Again Without Hostile Takeovers

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 27 Apr 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Hostile Takeovers, Comparative Corporate Law, Comparative Corporate Governance, Japanese Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Law and Economics

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Company Law (2010)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2010, 196, Teo Keang Sood. ed., Academy Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, lifting the corporate veil, breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholders' meetings, minority shareholders' remedies, oppression

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Japan's Love for Derivative Actions: Irrational Behavior and Non-Economic Motives as Rational Explanations for Shareholder Litigation

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 45, No. 1, January 2012
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 27 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2013
Dan W. Puchniak and Masafumi Nakahigashi
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Nagoya University - Graduate School of Law
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Derivative Actions, Shareholders' Remedies, Comparative Corporate Law, Japanese Corporate Law, Law and Economics, Behavioural Law and Economics, Comparative Law, Asian Law, Shareholder Litigation, Company Law, Corporate Governance

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Company Law (2012)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2012, 143 (Teo Keang Sood ed., Academy Publishing, 2013)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, lifting the corporate veil, breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholders’ meetings and procedural irregularities, fraudulent trading, derivative actions

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Company Law (2009)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2009, 158, Teo Keang Sood, ed., Academy Publishing, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, lifting the corporate veil, breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholders’ rights, and minority shareholders’ remedies

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Company Law (2011)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2011, 143 (Teo Keang Sood ed., Academy Publishing, 2012)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, lifting the corporate veil, breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholders' meetings, directors’ right to inspect accounting and other records, informal resolutions and articles of association, disqualification of directors, derivative actions

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The Japanization of American Corporate Governance? Evidence of the Never-Ending History for Corporate Law

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy, Journal Vol. 9, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Comparative corporate governance, corporate governance convergence, corporate governance models, Japanese corporate governance, shareholder primacy, dispersed shareholding, hostile takeovers, main bank monitoring, concentrated shareholding, poison pill, staggered board, director primacy

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Company Law (2015)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2015, p. 255, 2016
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, meetings, corporate organs, directors’ right to inspect documents, fraudulent trading, derivative actions, oppression remedy

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A New Era for the Business Judgment Rule in Japan? Domestic and Comparative Lessons from the Apamanshop Case

Edited version of this working paper published as: Case No. 21: Corporate Law – Business Judgment Rule – Derivative Action – Supreme Court, 15 July 2010 – ‘Apamanshop’ with Comment in Business Law in Japan - Cases and Comments, 215 (Moritz Bälz Et Al. Eds., Wolters Kluwer, 2012)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 May 2013 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2017
Dan W. Puchniak and Masafumi Nakahigashi
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Nagoya University - Graduate School of Law
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Japanese corporate law, comparative corporate law, business judgment rule, legal transplants, leximetrics, Japanese corporate governance

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Company Law (2013)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2013, 179 (Teo Keang Sood ed., Academy Publishing, 2014)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2015
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, loans to directors, ratification of breaches of directors' duties, articles of association, breach of fiduciary duties, derivative actions, oppression remedy.

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Why Investor Trust (and Not the Law) Matters: Japanese Lifetime Employment's Role as a Non-Legal Mechanism for Credible Investor Trust

Number of pages: 115 Posted: 01 Sep 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Japanese corporate law, comparative corporate governance, law matters debate, lifetime employment, dispersed shareholding, LLSV, legal origins, minority shareholder rights, law and development

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A Skeptic's Guide to Miwa and Ramseyer's ‘The Fable of the Keiretsu’

12 Journal of Japanese Law 273 (2007)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Japanese corporate law, Japanese corporate governance, main banks, Keiretsu, comparative corporate law and governance, varieties of capitalism, Miwa & Ramseyer, Fable of the Keiretsu, law and economics

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Sealing Orders After Sierra Club

27 The Advocates’ Quarterly 173 (2003)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Apr 2013
John B. Laskin and Dan W. Puchniak
Torys LLP and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Sealing orders, privilege, confidential information, public information, disclosure, litigation process, confidential commercial information, court documents

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Company Law (2016)

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Cases 2016, pp. 235-256 (2017)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Jul 2017
Dan W. Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, corporate veil, memorandum of association, directors, accounts, shares, just and equitable winding-up, derivative actions, oppression remedy.

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Perverse Main Bank Rescue in the Lost Decade: Proof that Unique Institutional Incentives Drive Japanese Corporate Governance

Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Apr 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Comparative corporate governance, Japanese main banks, law and economics, Basel Accord, Comparative law, Japanese Law, Japanese corporate law and governance, Miwa & Ramseyer

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Delusions of Hostility: The Marginal Role of Hostile Takeovers in Japanese Corporate Governance Remains Unchanged

14 Journal of Japanese Law 89 (2009)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 May 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Hostile takeovers, friendly takeovers, comparative corporate governance, comparative corporate law, Japanese corporate law, Japanese corporate governance, varieties of capitalism, American model, poison pill, staggered boards

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Company Law (2017)

SAL Annual Review (2018)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jul 2018
Dan W. Puchniak, Cheng Han Tan and Samantha Tang
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore company law, separate legal personality and veil-piercing, shadow and de facto directors, directors' duties, ratification, companies struck off the register, attribution, the oppression remedy, and just and equitable winding-up

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Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complicating the Comparative Paradigm

The Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions (Luca Enriques & Tobias Tröger eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming) , Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 16, Forthcoming, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2019/001
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Dan W. Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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comparative corporate law and governance, related party transactions, Commonwealth Asia, World Bank Doing Business Report, legal origins theory

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The 2002 Reform of the Management of Large Corporations in Japan: A Race to Somewhere?

Australian Journal of Asian Law Vol. 5(1) (2003)
Posted: 21 May 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Japanese corporate law, comparative corporate law, Delaware law, race to the bottom/top, regulatory arbitrage, UK company law, comply or explain, independent directors, board committee system, convergence, outside directors, gray directors, Sony-type company, Japanese corporate governance

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The Derivative Action: An Economic, Historical and Practice-Oriented Approach

in The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach, 1 (Dan W. Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Posted: 03 May 2013
Harald Baum and Dan W. Puchniak
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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derivative actions, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, shareholders’ remedies, corporate law in Asia

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Perverse Rescue in the Lost Decade: Main Banks in the Post-Bubble Era

in Corporate Governance in the 21st Century: Japan’s Gradual Transformation, 81 (Luke Nottage et al. eds., Edward Elgar, 2008)
Posted: 30 Apr 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Japanese corporate governance, Japanese main banks, free-market theory, law and economics, comparative corporate governance, varieties of capitalism, economic models, Basel Accord, banking crisis, zombie firms, evergreening, ponzi scheme

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Singapore Derivative Actions: Mundanely Non-Asian, Intriguingly Non-American and at the Forefront of the Commonwealth

in The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach, 323 (Dan W. Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
Meng Seng Wee and Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Derivative actions, Singapore company law, Singapore corporate governance, Shareholders’ remedies, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, Asian law, Asian values, Foss v. Harbottle, leximetrics, convergence, American model

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The Complexity of Derivative Actions in Asia: An Inconvenient Truth

in The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach, 90 (Dan W. Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 03 May 2013
Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Derivative actions, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, shareholders’ remedies, Asian culture, legal origins, leximetrics, economic rationality, irrational behavior, LLS&V, Japanese corporate law, Korean corporate law, Taiwanese corporate law, Hong Kong corporate law, Chines

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Land of the Rising Derivative Action: Revisiting Irrationality to Understand Japan's Unreluctant Shareholder Litigant

The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach, 128 (Dan W. Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 13 May 2013
Masafumi Nakahigashi and Dan W. Puchniak
Nagoya University - Graduate School of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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derivative actions, Japanese derivative actions, corporate law in Asia, comparative corporate law, shareholder litigation, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, Asian culture, economic rationality, irrational behavior, behavioral law and economics, legal origins, leximetrics

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The Derivative Action in Asia: Some Concluding Observations

The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach, 398 (Dan W. Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Dan W. Puchniak and Harald Baum
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Derivative actions, comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, local context, Asian culture, economic rationality, irrational behavior, legal origins, leximetrics, coding, LLS&V, convergence, path dependence, Asian law, comparative law, Japanese corporate law, Chinese corporate

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Land of the Falling “Poison” Pill: A Comparative and Empirical Analysis of Japan’s Defensive Measures

Alan K. Koh, Masafumi Nakahigashi and Dan W. Puchniak
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, Nagoya University - Graduate School of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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comparative corporate law, comparative corporate governance, Japan, hostile takeovers, poison pill, corporate governance codes, stewardship