The Annotated Singapore Companies Act, 2nd Ed | 2024


The Annotated Singapore Companies Act, 2nd Ed | 2024

Author Dr Tan Lay Hong
Publication Date Mar 2024
ISBN 9789811886997
Hard Cover + eBook
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell

The Annotated Singapore Companies Act offers detailed, section-by-section commentary on the Singapore Companies Act, Cap 50, providing clarity on its application and interpretation. 

These high-quality annotations are insightful, practical, and authoritative, ensuring a thorough understanding of the Act's operations. Each section's key terms and phrases are explained with references to local and international case law and academic writings. 

The publication enhances research efficiency by including cross-references to related provisions that work in conjunction with the annotated sections. 

It addresses the significant amendments introduced by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014, the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017, and the integration of corporate rescue and insolvency sections with the Bankruptcy Act, Cap 20 into the Insolvency, Restructuring, and Dissolution Act, 2018, ensuring the content is fully updated.

Significant amendments covered in this publication include:
1. Establishing a regime for foreign corporate entities to transfer their registration to Singapore.
2. Simplifying AGM timelines, return filings, and reducing regulatory burdens for companies.
3. Introducing a new corporate vehicle through the Variable Capital Companies Act 2018 for both open and closed-ended investment funds in Singapore.
4. Updating the previous edition with recent cases from 2017 to June 2023.

Key features:
1. Provides insightful annotations to the Companies Act.
2. Includes amendments from the Companies (Amendment) Acts of 2014 and 2017, and the Insolvency, Restructuring, and Dissolution Act, 2018.
3. Authored by a professional with extensive academic and practical experience.
4. Richly cites local and international case law.
5. Comprises general overviews, explanations of key terms/phrases, definitions, and cross-references to related provisions.

Each annotation typically includes:
1. A general overview.
2. Detailed notes on key terms/phrases.
3. References to specific definitions within the Act.
4. Cross-references to related statutory provisions.

About the author:
Dr. Tan Lay Hong has six years of civil litigation experience at the Singapore bar before transitioning to academia at Nanyang Business School, NTU, where she served as a tenured Associate Professor for 24 years. She later rejoined practice as a Consultant. Dr. Tan is a prolific writer with publications in notable journals such as The International and Comparative Quarterly, The Journal of Corporate Law, The Australian Law Journal, and The Journal of Trade and Investment, garnering 201 citations. Her most recent work is the second edition of the Annotations to the Companies Act, Cap 50. In 2013, she was featured in The Straits Times, Scholars’ Choice for her dedication to students. From 2018 to 2020, she volunteered at the Legal Aid Bureau and taught at NUS Law School’s Pro Bono and Legal Clinic. In 2021, she taught the Singapore Legal System to foreign graduates and lawyers for the Singapore bar exams. She currently practices as a Consultant at Temple Counsel LLP and serves as an honorary legal adviser to the Singapore Federation of Karate-do.

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