Are Legal Transplants Impossible?
Mohammad Rizal Salim
Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus
August 27, 2009
(2009) Journal of Comparative Law, 4(1), 182-191
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
Date posted: August 27, 2009 ; Last revised: August 29, 2016