TAN Cheng Han, S.C.


LL.M. (Cambridge); LL.B. (NUS); Senior Counsel; Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

Chairman, EW Barker Centre for Law & Business
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3631 
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

Corporations Law
Legal Education
Secured Transactions

Subjects Taught

Agency and Partnership
Corporations Law
Corporate Finance Law
Criminal Law
Family Law.

Brief Biodata

Professor Tan Cheng Han, SC was Dean of the NUS law school from 2001 to 2011 and is presently the Chairman of the school's E W Barker Centre for Law and Business. Professor Tan's present appointments include being Chairman of NTUC First Campus, Chairman of Singapore Exchange Regulation Pte Ltd, a Council Member of Sport Singapore, a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, a member of the Governing Board of the International Association of Law Schools, and an Advisor to the Singapore Taekwondo Federation. Recent publications include: "Veil Piercing - A Fresh Start" [2015] Journal of Business Law 20; "State-Owned Enterprises in Singapore: Historical Insights into a Potential Model for Reform", 28 Columbia Journal of Asian Law 61 (2015) (with Dan Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil); "The Agency of Liquidators and Receivers" in Agency Law and Commercial Practice (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Associate Professor Wee Meng Seng); and "Equity, Shareholders and Company Law" in Equity, Trusts and Commerce (Hart Publishing, 2017) (with Associate Professor Wee Meng Seng).

Representative Publications

1. The Law of Agency (Academy Publishing, 2010).

2. "Unauthorised agency in English Law" in The Unauthorised Agent: Perspectives from European and Comparative Law (Busch and Macgregor, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2009).

3. "Change and Yet Continuity - What Next After 50 Years of Legal Education in Singapore?" [2007] S.J.L.S. 201.

4. "Rethinking Apparent Authority" in Developments in Singapore and Malaysian Law: Proceedings of the National University of Singapore - University of Malaya Centennial Law Symposia 2005 (Alan Tan and Azmi Sharom, eds., Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2007).

5. "Undisclosed Principals and Contract" (2004) 120 L.Q.R. 480.

6. "Charges, Contingencies and Registration" [2002] 2 J.C.L.S. 191.

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