Where shareholders are no longer able to co-exist within a company, one party may apply for a Court order for his/her shares to be bought out by the other shareholders/ company. The party seeking to be bought-out would undoubtedly be hoping for a high valuation, whereas the buying party would be
Arguably, the biggest advantage of incorporating a company is the concept of “limited liability”. The principle of the separate legal personality, however, is not immune from abuse. In this article, we seek to highlight the exceptional circumstances where the Court may ignore the separate legal
This is a case note on the Court of Appeal decision in Ho Yew Kong v Sakae Holdings Ltd  SGCA 33 dealing with issues in relation to shareholder minority oppression claims (Section 216, Companies Act (Cap. 50))
What can shareholders do when they feel that the company ought to enforce certain corporate rights but its directors refuse to do so. Are shareholders helpless in the face of a "rogue" Board of Directors?
In this article, we explore the ambit of a director's right (at law) to inspect / access the company's documents and records. We also briefly examine how such a right may differ because of the different roles played by a shareholders and directors of a company.
Section 391 of the Companies Act (Cap 50) (“the Act”); which provides the Court a power to relieve directors from the consequences of their negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust. In this article, we seek to provide a brief snapshot of the ambit of such a power of the Court.
What can a minority shareholder do when the controlling majority decides to disregard your interests in the company? This article explores the ambit of Section 216 of the Companies Act (Cap. 50) and complexities of minority oppression lawsuits.
How does the law mitigate the risk of an errant director mismanaging the company. In this article, we explore the various duties and obligations imposed upon a director by statute and under general law.
Whilst shareholders “own” the company, the directors “manage” and run the company’s day-to-day to operations. In this article, we explore the rights and liabilities of a shareholder.
It is not difficult to incorporate a company in Singapore but not everyone may be aware of the legal implications / effects of such incorporation. This article seeks to provide a brief snapshot of the incorporation process and its legal effects.