TAN Zhong Xing

Assistant Professor

LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Executive Committee Member, Centre for Legal Theory
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Office Tel: (65) 6516 4276 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

BB 03-18
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Contract Law and Theory
Private Law Theory and General Jurisprudence
Company Law and Corporate Governance

Subjects Taught

Contract Law
Introduction to Legal Theory

Brief Biodata

A graduate of Harvard Law School and the NUS Law Faculty, Zhong Xing first joined the faculty as a member of the inaugural batch of Sheridan Fellows in 2014, subsequently being appointed Assistant Professor in 2018. Zhong Xing was the recipient of various academic awards including Harvard Law School's Project on the Foundations of Private Law Prize, as well as the Montrose Memorial Prize for Jurisprudence and the Wong Peng Koon Prize for Best Directed Research Paper at NUS Law. Prior to entering academia, Zhong Xing practised corporate and commercial litigation.

Zhong Xing's research and teaching interests are in contract law, private law and legal theory, and commercial and corporate law more generally, as well as the various intersection points between these fields. His work has been published (or is forthcoming) in a number of leading general and specialist law journals, including the Modern Law Review, Journal of Contract Law, Journal of Business Law, and the Journal of Corporate Law Studies.

Representative Publications

1. "Deconstructing the Internal Point of View in Contract Law and Theory" Journal of Contract Law (forthcoming)

2. "Beyond the Real and the Paper Deal: The Quest for Contextual Coherence in Contractual Interpretation" (2016) 79 Modern Law Review 623-654

3. "Keeping Faith with Good Faith?: The Evolving Trajectory Post-Yam Seng and Bhasin" (2016) Journal of Business Law 420-446

4. "The New Era of Corporate Veil-Piercing: Concealed Cracks and Evaded Issues?" Singapore Academy of Law Journal (2016) 28 SAcLJ 209-241

5. "The Anatomy of Contractual Illegality" (2015) 44(2) Common Law World Review 99

6. "Unfair Prejudice from Beyond, Beyond Unfair Prejudice: Amplifying Minority Protection in Corporate Group Structures" (2014) 14.2 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 367

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