“This annotation of the Companies Act is … warmly welcomed, … it includes the most recent amendments introduced by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017. … The author … has produced an annotation of high quality. I have no doubt this book will find itself on the shelves of many professional firms and business enterprises. I commend it highly.”

Professor Tan Cheng Han, SC
Chairman, EW Barker Centre for Law and Business
National University of Singapore

The Annotated Singapore Companies Act provides invaluable section-by-section annotations to the Singapore Companies Act, throwing light on the application and interpretation of the provisions of the Act. The high-quality annotations are insightful, practical and authoritative, enabling a confident understanding of the workings of the Act. The key terms and phrases in each section are explained by reference to local and foreign case law as well as academic writing. This publication facilitates quick and easy research with the inclusion of cross-reference from the provision being annotated to related provisions which work together with it. The impact of the wide-ranging amendments brought in by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 as well as the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 is covered to make this publication fully up-to-date.

Significant amendments to the Act, covered in this title:
  • Establishes a new regime to enable a foreign corporate entity to transfer its registration to Singapore
  • Simplifies the timelines for holding of an AGM and filing of returns and reduces regulatory burdens for companies
  • Introduces new set of provisions relating to compromise or arrangement between a company and its creditors
  • Amends the scheme of judicial management
  • Introduces new provisions to facilitate the resolution of cross-border insolvency
  • Adopts the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency UNCITRAL
Key features
  • Provides insightful annotations to the Companies Act
  • Includes amendments made by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 and the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017
  • Prepared by authors with both broad academic and practical experience
  • Contains rich citation of local and foreign case law
  • Comprised of general overview, explanation of key terms/phrases, definitions, and cross-reference to related provision
General structure of each annotation
  • General overview
  • Detailed notes on key terms/phrases
  • Signposts to specific definition within the Act
  • Cross-references to related statutory provisions
Category: Product ID: 5971


Author: Tan Lay Hong

ISBN: 9789811128288


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