Full C.V.


LL.M. (Harvard), M.A. (Cambridge), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore), Barrister (Middle Temple)

Co-Director, Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL)
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-4379 
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

Securities Regulation
Corporate Law
Trusts and Equity

Subjects Taught

Securities Regulation
International Trusts
Company Law

Brief Biodata

Hans has taught at the Faculty of Law, NUS, since 1990, and is presently Director of the Centre for Banking and Finance Law. He has published widely in international and local journals, and has written or co-written books on company law, securities regulation and trust law. He is also a contributor to Halsbury's Laws of Singapore on contract law and to Palmer's Company Law (Geoffrey Morse ed).

He was previously seconded to the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Law. He is presently serving on the Securities Industry Council, is Deputy Chairman of the SGX Listing Advisory Committee, and a consultant with Linklaters Singapore. He has been a visiting professor at Auckland and Shanghai's ECUPL and a visiting scholar at Stanford and Melbourne. He recently delivered public lectures at the law schools of Tsinghua and Zhejiang Universities.

Representative Publications

1. "Unusual Apparent Authority and Vicarious Liability" 128 Law Quarterly Review (2012) 27 (with Tracey Evans-Chan)

2. Principles and Practice of Securities Regulation in Singapore (2nd ed, Lexis Nexis, 2011) lx + 626 pages.

3. "Form or Substance: Construction or Characterisation" in Trends and Perspectives (SAL Conference 2011)

4. "Enforcing Corporate Disclosure" [2009] Sing JLS 332

5. "Share Lending in Australia" [2009] Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 4

6. "Foss v Harbottle in the Singapore Court of Appeal" (2008) Company and Securities Law Journal 333 (with Wee, MS)

Publication List