LIM Wee Kuan Ernest

Associate Professor

B.C.L. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS) Attorney, New York State; Solicitor, England and Wales; Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Comparative Company Law
Comparative Corporate Governance
Relationship Between Private Law and Public Law
Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

Subjects Taught

Company Law
Contract Law
Law of Business Associations
Comparative Corporate Law

Brief Biodata

Ernest Lim's primary research interest is comparative corporate law and governance. He is also interested in private law and its relationship with public law, as well as legal aspects of artificial intelligence. His works include two monographs, A Case for Shareholders' Fiduciary Duties in Common Law Asia (CUP, 2019 forthcoming) and Sustainability and Corporate Mechanisms in Asia (CUP forthcoming).

Before joining NUS, he was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. He has held visiting appointments in various institutions including Columbia, Max Planck, Oxford and Tel Aviv.

Prior to becoming an academic, he was an associate in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell where he represented startups, Fortune 500 companies and investment banks in global capital market transactions.

Representative Publications

1. A Case for Shareholders' Fiduciary Duties in Common Law Asia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, July 2019) (forthcoming)

2. Sustainability and Corporate Mechanisms in Asia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming)

3. "Problems with Wednesbury Unreasonableness in Contract Law: Lessons from Public Law" (2019) 135 Law Quarterly Review 88-113 (with Cora Chan)

4. "Judicial Intervention in Directors' Decision-Making Process: Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006" [2018] Journal of Business Law 169-188

5. "Corporate Law, Private Law and Instrumentalism" [2015] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 541-574

Publication List