About the Programme
Given its well-established reputation as the gateway to South-East Asia and the strong commitment to rule of law, Singapore is favoured by investors as a key jurisdiction to set up joint-ventures and holding companies to engage in businesses in the region. Regional business growth and collaborations between foreign and local parties have led to the proliferation of complex cross-border shareholder disputes. The speakers will share their views and experiences in dealing with shareholder disputes from multiple perspectives. First, the recent developments on the law of minority oppression will be discussed, including the new analytical framework for managing the complicated overlaps between personal and corporate wrongs that commonly arise in shareholders disputes and the interplay between litigation and arbitration involving complex joint venture agreements and constitutions. Second, the impact of contractual clauses in joint venture agreements relevant to minority oppression cases will also be considered. This will guide and offer a fresh perspective in the negotiation and drafting of joint venture agreements. Third, beyond the law and contractual arrangements between the parties, this seminar will provide pragmatic ideas in strategizing and litigating minority oppression. This seminar will benefit corporate lawyers and dispute resolution lawyers alike, and will offer a holistic approach to mitigating risks and managing disputes in the increasingly sophisticated corporate investment environment in Singapore.