Are Legal Transplants Impossible?
(2009) Journal of Comparative Law, 4(1), 182-191
10 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2009 Last revised: 20 Mar 2017
Date Written: August 27, 2009
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.
Keywords: Company law, corporate governance, Common Law, legal transplant, post-colonial, Malaysia
JEL Classification: K00, K20, K40
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