COURTNEY Wayne Benjamin

Associate Professor

Ph.D., LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc., Grad. Cert. Ed. Studies (Syd), B.Comp. (Hons) (Tas), G.D.L.P. (ANU)

Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3569 
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

Commercial Law
Obligations (Private Law)

Subjects Taught


Brief Biodata

Wayne Courtney specialises in contract law and has broader interests in commercial law and private law. His work has been cited by the Singapore Court of Appeal, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal, the UK Supreme Court, the High Court of Australia, and various other courts. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Contract Law, section co-editor (SE Asia) for the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, and a past member of the editorial board of the Sydney Law Review. He has been a visiting scholar at Osgoode Hall, York University and the Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

Wayne joined NUS from the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, where he had been an Associate Professor and Associate Dean. Before entering academia, Wayne practised as a commercial lawyer in a leading Australian law firm and also in-house at a major multinational company.

Representative Publications

1. W Courtney and J Phillips, The Modern Contract of Guarantee, English edition (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).

2. W Courtney, Contractual Indemnities (Hart Publishing, 2014).

3. JW Carter and W Courtney, "Breach of Condition and Express Termination Right: A Distinction with a Difference" (2017) 133 L.Q.R. 395.

4. W Courtney, "Reasonableness in contractual decision-making" (2015) 131 L.Q.R. 552.

5. JW Carter and W Courtney, "Good faith in contracts: Is there an implied promise to act honestly?" (2016) 75 C.L.J. 608.

6. W Courtney, "Settlements following breach of contract" [2013] L.M.C.L.Q. 157.

Publication List