Full C.V.


LL.M. (Harvard), M.A. (Cambridge), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore), Barrister (Middle Temple)

  • C J Koh Professor
  • Director, EW Barker Centre for Law and Business, NUS Law
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Office Tel: (65) 6516-4379 
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

Securities Regulation
Corporate Law
Trusts and Equity

Subjects Taught

Securities Regulation
Business Trusts
Company Law

Brief Biodata

Hans has taught at the Faculty of Law, NUS, since 1990, and was previously Director of the Centre for Banking and Finance Law and Centre for Commercial Law Studies. He has published widely in international and local journals, and has written or co-written books on company law, securities regulation and trust law. He is also a contributor to Halsbury's Laws of Singapore on contract law and to Palmer's Company Law (Geoffrey Morse ed).

He was previously seconded to the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Law. He is presently serving on the Securities Industry Council, is Deputy Chairman of the SGX Listing Advisory Committee, and a consultant with TSMP Law Corporation. He has been a visiting professor at National Taiwan University, Auckland and Shanghai's ECUPL and a visiting scholar at Stanford and Melbourne. He recently delivered public lectures at the law schools of NTU, Tsinghua and Zhejiang Universities.

Representative Publications

1. "Merrill and Smith's intermediate rights lying between contract and property: are Singapore trusts and secured transactions drifting away from English towards American law?" (2019) SJLS 235

2. "Restructuring the Bond Market in Singapore" (2019) 14 Capital Markets Law Journal16

3. Principles and Practice of Securities Regulation in Singapore (3rd ed, Lexis Nexis, 2017) lxvii + 703 pages (with Wai Yee Wan and Kwok Hon Yee).

4. "An Empirical Look at the Consequences of Oppression Actions in Singapore" [2017] Journal of Corporate Law Studies 405

5. "The Proper Purpose Rule" [2016] Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 176

6. Corporate Law (Academy Publishing, 2015) lxxxiv + 774 pages (with Pearlie Koh and Lee Pey Woan)

Publication List