Title

Disclosing Conflicts of Interests: Dayco Products Singapore Pte Ltd v Ong Cheng Aik [2004] 4 SLR 318

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Directors are subject to strict fiduciary obligations to avoid a conflict of interests. This obligation, however, does not mean that a corporate director can never contract with the company on whose board he sits, an obvious example of a situation of conflict. The general law requirement is that the fully informed consent of the company’s shareholders, obtained in advance, will remove the conflict and prevent a breach from arising. In addition, s 156 of the Companies Act requires, on pain of penal sanctions, disclosure of the conflict to the board of directors. This case raises questions in connection with the director’s obligation to disclose, both under general law and under the Act.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business Organizations Law | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

465

Last Page

475

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

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