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 was the Director for its Centre for Commercial Law Studies until July 2010. He has published widely in international and local journals, and has written and edited books on 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).

In various stints during his career, Hans has been seconded to the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Law. He was also formerly a consultant with WongPartnership, and a member of the Ministry of Finance's Company Legislation and Regulatory Framework Committee. He is presently serving on the Securities Industry Council, and is on the Board of Management of the Methodist Girls' School.

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