Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

7-2013

Abstract

This article presents an empirical study of the development of Singapore’s insurance contract law in relation to English law. The gene of Singapore’s insurance law is very English. The empirical data show a lack of momentum in driving insurance law forward by case law. This may justify further legislative reform to address not only the known doctrinal issues inherited from English law but also the specific problems facing consumer insurance. Singapore’s competitiveness in the global insurance market will be an instrumental factor to determine how far Singapore continues to follow English law in the future.

Keywords

insurance law, Singapore, legal transplant, common law, empirical study, law reform

Discipline

Asian Studies | Insurance | Insurance Law

Research Areas

Law of Transnational Business

First Page

1

Last Page

27

Identifier

10.2139/ssrn.2291805

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://doi.org./10.2139/ssrn.2291805

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