Faculty Profile

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Yong Pung How School of Law

LEE Pey Woan

Full-time Faculty
Dean, Yong Pung How School of Law; Professor of Law
  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 1992
  • LL.B., King's College, University of London (First Class Honours), 1990
  • Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore), 1993

Academic Position Held

Current Appointments:

  • Dean, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University, Jul 2022-Present
  • Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, Jul 2019-Present

Other Positions:

  • Vice Provost (Faculty Matters), Singapore Management University, Jul 2020-Jun 2022
  • Associate Dean (Undergraduate Teaching & Curriculum), School of Law, Singapore Management University, Jul 2017-2020
  • Academic Director, Faculty Affairs, Office of Provost, Singapore Management University, Jul 2017-Jun 2020
  • Associate Dean (Teaching & Curriculum), School of Law, Singapore Management University, Jun 2010-Jun 2013
  • Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, 2008-Jun 2019
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, 2000-2007
  • Member of the 3rd Faculty Senate (from 2007)
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the Reissue of the Singapore Law Reports (from 2007)
  • Legal Manager, Keppel Corporation Limited, 1993-2000

Courses Taught in SMU

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Law of Torts

Research Areas / Areas of Specialisation

  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Torts 

Current Project

  • Articles on Company and Contract Law

Selected Publications

  • “Remedying the Abuse of Organisational Forms: Trusts and Companies Considered” (2019) 13 Journal of Equity 211 – 236.
  • “Form, Substance and Recharacterisation” in Andrew Robertson and James Goudkemp (eds), Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (Hart Publishing, 2019).
  • “Dual Class Shares in Singapore – Where Ideology Meets Pragmatism” 15 Berkeley Business Law Journal 440 – 467 (2019).
  • “Unravelling Civil Conspiracy” [2018] Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 508 – 526.
  • “Accessory Liability in Tort and Equity”, (2015) 27 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 853 – 879.
  • “Inducing Breach of Contract, Conversion and Contract as Property” (2009) 29 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 511 – 534.

Societal Challenges