By Margaret Chew
This book examines various aspects of minority shareholders' rights and remedies in Singapore, including personal actions, common law derivative actions, oppression actions under section 216 of Companies Act, statutory derivative actions under section 216A, and the just and equitable ground of winding up under section 254(1)(i).
From the Foreword to the Second Edition by Judge of Appeal Justice Andrew Phang:
'What is particularly praiseworthy about this work is the manner in which it seamlessly weaves the theoretical foundations with practical rules and principles. This is special strength in an area where one can, quite often and quite unconsciously, lose the wood for the trees. Yet, both are equally important. And so the author skilfully takes us on a "helicopter" view of the relevant legal terrain at appropriate junctions in order that we might better understand the specific rules and principles which constitute the terrain itself.'
From the Foreword to the First Edition by the Honourable Sir Anthony Mason:
'The treatment is comprehensive. The author takes account of theoretical and practical considerations and reviews the many cases on the subject. The review of the cases is instructive. Cases from many jurisdictions are discussed and it is here that the book provides a valuable resource for practitioners and others who are interested in this branch of the law.'
About the Author
Margaret Chew read law at Brasenose College, Oxford University, is a member of Gray's Inn, and was called to the bar in Hong Kong and Singapore. From 1995 to 2000, she taught contract law, company law and securities regulations at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. In 2001, she joined Allen & Gledhill, Singapore, as a Partner with responsibility for knowledge management.
- 1. Majority Rule and Minority Protection
- 2. Personal Actions
- 3. Common Law Derivative Actions
- 4. Oppression Actions
- 5. Just and Equitable Winding Up
- 6. Statutory Derivative Actions