Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2013

Abstract

The statutory remedy for oppression plays an important role in minority shareholder protection in Singapore. Both the scope of its application and the court's jurisdiction to make remedial orders must necessarily be wide in order for the remedy to be effective. Nevertheless, the remedy is not without limits. Indeed, it is crucial that the boundaries of the remedy be made clear so that legitimate rule of the majority is not too often, and erroneously, equated with tyranny by the majority. This paper considers a number of issues as to the scope of the oppression remedy in Singapore through a careful analysis of Singaporean cases, and also references and contrasts the approaches adopted in other common law jurisdictions.

Keywords

company law, minority shareholders, oppression remedy, scope, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business Organizations Law | Commercial Law

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Common Law World Review

Volume

42

Issue

1

First Page

61

Last Page

90

ISSN

1473-7795

Identifier

10.1350/clwr.2013.42.1.0247

Publisher

SAGE

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/clwr.2013.42.1.0247

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