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Joining Trident after a stint as a full-time lecturer at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Alan brings to legal practice his expertise in company law and contract law as well as a critical perspective honed by the cut and thrust of academic conferences and scholarly peer review.
While overcoming the daily challenges of the ‘law in action’ under the supervision of the indefatigable Mr R Thrumurgan, Alan continues to contribute to the ‘law on the books’ by publishing on company law topics in top journals in the UK, the US, and Germany. When not working on the latest shareholder dispute or criminal matter, he keeps his pen sharp by working on a writing project – or two.
Alan received in 2014 both his LL.B. from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law where he was a recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize, and his LL.M. from Boston University School of Law, which he attended on full scholarship. Fully fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, Alan can also read German, which he picked up during his stint as a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Private Law in Hamburg, Germany.
Alan’s publications include:
Reconstructing the Reflective Loss Principle, 16(2) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 373-401 (2016)
Searching for Good Faith in Singapore’s Derivative Action: Much Ado About Something?, 36(7) Company Lawyer 207-209 (2015)
Excusing Notice Under Singapore’s Statutory Derivative Action, 14(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law Article No. 3 (2013)
Contractual Interpretation of Long-Term Leases: An Intuitive Hop to Joint Ventures,  Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly _________ (forthcoming February 2017) (case comment) (with Samantha S. Tang)
Delimiting a Director’s Fiduciary Duties,  Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 358-362 (case comment) (with Samantha S. Tang)
Towards a “Just and Equitable Remedy” for Companies, 133 Law Quarterly Review _________ (forthcoming 2017) (case comment) (with Samantha S. Tang)
How to Avoid a Derivative Action: A Cautionary Tale from Singapore,  Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 346-352 (case comment) (with Samantha S. Tang)
Of Activist Mayors and Nuclear Reactors: The Osaka v. Kansai Electric Saga and Japan’s Curious Regime Governing Shareholder Access to Minutes of Board Meetings, No. 40 Journal of Japanese Law 99-120 (2015) (with Eiji Takahashi)
Appraising Japan’s Appraisal Remedy, 62(2) American Journal of Comparative Law 417-460 (2014)
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