EW Barker Centre for Law & Business

Independent Directors in Asia

(a joint project with the NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies)
by Associate Professor Dan W. PUCHNIAK

This project builds upon an extremely successful conference organized by Professor Harald Baum from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law on 17-18 July 2014 in Berlin. At the Berlin conference it became abundantly clear that although there is a significant literature on independent directors generally, the vast majority of it views the issue through an Anglo-American (Western) lens.

While independent directors (in various forms) have been transplanted into all of Asia's leading economies, there has been no detailed comparison within Asia of the role that independent directors play (or should play) in Asia's leading economies.

The goal of the conference in Singapore, held on 26 & 27 February 2015, is to extend on the findings from the Berlin conference to produce a book to fill this gap in the literature.

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