Developments in Singapore Company Law in 2020
This is the accepted manuscript of a work that will be published in 2021 as: Alan K Koh, Dan W Puchniak and Cheng Han Tan, ‘Company Law’ (2020) 21 SAL Ann Rev ____
45 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2021 Last revised: 6 Aug 2021
Date Written: July 13, 2021
Singapore’s common law-origin corporate law regime ranks highly on corporate law and governance indices and is administered in part by superior courts served by judges with significant commercial expertise. As part of the Singapore Academy of Law’s Annual Review of Cases, this Paper reviews decisions of the Singapore superior courts (comprising the High Court and the Court of Appeal) decided in 2020. The cases reviewed feature a wide range of issues with domestic and international significance, including private enforcement of directors’ duties, corporate attribution, corporate veil piercing and shareholder disputes. This Annual Review will be useful for academics and lawyers who wish to stay up to date on legal developments in a leading Asian, common law jurisdiction, and on the reception of landmark common law cases in a leading Anglo-Commonwealth jurisdiction.
Keywords: Corporate law, Singapore, directors’ duties, shareholder remedies, investor protection, enforcement, litigation, corporate contract
JEL Classification: K12, K22, K41, K42
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