© 2019 by Alan K. Koh

About Me

I am a scholar specializing in comparative business law, with particular research interests in the laws of Singapore and Japan, as well as Asia more generally. Private international law (or conflict of laws) is also developing into an area of interest. My work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including:

  • American Journal of Comparative Law 

  • University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

  • Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

  • Modern Law Review

  • Law Quarterly Review

  • Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly

  • Journal of Corporate Law Studies

  • Asian Journal of Comparative Law

  • Journal of Japanese Law

  • 旬刊商事法務 (Junkan Shōji Hōmu) [Commercial Law Review] (Japan)

My current main project is a sole-authored book titled Shareholder Protection in Close Corporations: Theory, Operation, and Application of Shareholder Withdrawal in Leading Economies, to be published by Cambridge University Press in its International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation series. In this book, I conduct a comparative analysis of a family of shareholder protection devices I call 'withdrawal remedies' in four jurisdictions - United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan - and develop a model remedy.

Based in Singapore, I am an Assistant Professor of Law at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, where I teach corporate law. Before that I was a Research Associate at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law), and an Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law. In a previous life I taught contract law as Sheridan Fellow at NUS Law. 

I am called to the Singapore Bar (admitted 2017).

I am fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese (both spoken and written), and possess some working proficiency in German (primarily written).


alan [insert a dot] koh [at] ntu [ dot ] edu [.] sg


alankkohjuris [AT ] gmail [dot] com

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