EW Barker Centre for Law & Business



National University of Singapore

Dr. Dan W. Puchniak is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore. He specialises in company law with an emphasis on comparative corporate law in Asia-particularly Singapore and Japan. Dan has published widely on comparative, Asian, Japanese and Singapore corporate law and governance and is regularly invited to present his scholarship and lecture at leading law schools around the world. Dan has received numerous domestic and international awards for his academic research and teaching. Most recently, his article on derivative actions in Asia was awarded the Best Paper Prize at the annual Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference. He was also recently placed on the National University of Singapore Annual Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll as recognition for receiving the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award three times-the only person from NUS Law to achieve this distinction. Dan is currently the ASEAN Convener for the Australian Network for Japanese Law, a member of the Editorial Board for the Max Planck Institute's Journal of Japanese Law and an Open Society Foundations Fellow and Visiting Professor in the Faculy of Law at the University of Yangon. Prior to entering academia, Dan worked as a corporate commercial litigator at one of Canada's leading law firms.