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

Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3627 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
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

His primary research interests lie in comparative corporate law and governance. He is also interested in the relationship between private and public law. His monograph, Voting and Influence: The Case for Shareholders' Duties in Common Law Asia, will be published by Cambridge University Press. His articles have been published in leading, international refereed journals.

He was awarded a competitive research grant and the faculty research output prize twice while at the Faculty of Law, University of the Hong Kong where he was an Associate Professor before he joined NUS. He has been a visiting fellow at St Catherine's College, Oxford and a visiting professor at the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.

Before 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 capital market transactions.

Representative Publications

1. "Voting and Influence: The Case for Shareholders' Duties in Common Law Asia" (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming)

2. "Problems with Wednesbury Unreasonableness in Contract Law: Lessons from Public Law" (2019) 135 Law Quarterly Review (forthcoming) (with Cora Chan)

3. "Controlling Shareholders and Fiduciary Duties in Asia" [2018] 18 Journal of Corporate Law Studies (forthcoming)

4. "Ex Turpi Causa: Reformation not Revolution" (2017) 80 Modern Law Review 927-941

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

6. "Directors' Fiduciary Duties: A New Analytical Framework" (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 242-263

Publication List