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 ____

Nanyang Business School Research Paper No. 21-20

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 599/2021

45 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2021 Last revised: 6 Aug 2021

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Alan K. Koh

Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University; Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Dan W. Puchniak

Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University; ECGI

Cheng Han Tan

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) – School of Law; Centre for Public Affairs and Law; Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law

Date Written: July 13, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Koh, Alan K. and Puchniak, Dan W. and Tan, Cheng Han, Developments in Singapore Company Law in 2020 (July 13, 2021). 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 ____, Nanyang Business School Research Paper No. 21-20, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 599/2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3886068

Alan K. Koh

Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University ( email )

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Cheng Han Tan

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