TEO Keang Sood


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

(i) General Editor, Annual Review of Singapore Cases (Singapore Academy of Law)
(ii) Panel Member, Strata Titles Boards
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-4880 
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

Land law
Strata title system
Revenue law
Contract law

Subjects Taught

Law of Contract
Principles of Property Law

Brief Biodata

Teo Keang Sood was the Vice-Dean of the Graduate Division. Educated at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and Harvard Law School, his principal areas of research lie in land law, strata title and tax. He has written extensively in, and presented papers locally, regionally (including China and Hong Kong) and in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the US on, these areas. Several of his works have been cited with approval by the Court of Appeal and High Court of Singapore; the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Malaysia; as well as in local and international publications, including the New Zealand Law Commission (2008) - Issues Paper 10. He has also been appointed as external examiner for universities in Australia and Malaysia for their doctoral candidates in the areas of property law, contract law and taxation. He was named an Excellent Teacher by NUS in 2002-2003. He is the General Editor of the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases 2000-2016 and a panel member of the Strata Titles Boards and the Disciplinary Panel of the Council for Estate Agencies.

Representative Publications

1. "Right of Support in Respect of Buildings Revisited" (2004) 78 Australian Law Journal 20

2. "Demise of Deferred Indefeasibility under the Malaysian Torrens System?" [2002] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 403

3. "Collective Sales of Strata Developments - The Singapore Approach" (2000) 8 The Australian Property Law Journal 157

4. Strata Title in Singapore & Malaysia (2nd ed, 2001) Butterworths Asia

5. A Bibliographical Survey of Malaysian Legal Materials (2000) (volume on Malaysia in the publication series The Harvard Research Guides to the Legal Systems of East and Southeast Asia) East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School (with Andrew B L Phang)

6. Land Law in Malaysia: Cases and Commentary (2nd ed, 1995) Butterworths Asia (with L T Khaw)

Publication List