Vulnerable Sureties, a Bank’s Responsibility and the O’Brien-Etridge Principles: The Bank of East Asia Ltd v Mody Sonal M  4 SLR 113
The subject of a bank’s responsibility for a debtor’s misconduct towards a surety is as important as it is controversial. The two momentous decisions of the House of Lords in Barclays Bank Plc v O’Brien and Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v Etridge (No 2) have dramatically altered the law. Further, in the latter case, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead proposed further and even more radical changes to the law. In The Bank of East Asia Ltd v Mody Sonal M, the Singapore High Court was faced with the issue of whether the bank was affected by the alleged undue influence exercised on the sureties. This case comment examines the Singapore decision and, in particular, whether it clarifies the applicability of the O’Brien-Etridge principles and propositions.
Asian Studies | Banking and Finance Law
Singapore Academy of Law Journal
Singapore Academy of Law
LOW, Kee Yang.
Vulnerable Sureties, a Bank’s Responsibility and the O’Brien-Etridge Principles: The Bank of East Asia Ltd v Mody Sonal M  4 SLR 113. (2005). Singapore Academy of Law Journal. 17, (1), 455-464. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/739