Book Launch: Secured Transactions Law in Asia

Event date
8 July 2021
Event time
09:30 - 11:30
Oxford week
TT 11
Online - Zoom

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The CLC  has partnered with NUS to launch the book 'Secured Transactions Law in Asia'. This collection of essays offers a unique insight and overview of the secured transactions law in many of the most important countries in Asia, as well as reflectionson the need for, benefits of and challenges for reform in this area of the law.

The book provides a mixture of general reflections on the history, successes and challenges of secured transaction law reform, and critical discussion of the law in a number of Asian countries. In some of the countries, the law has already been reformed, or reform is under way, and here the reforms are considered critically, withrecommendations for future work. In other countries, the law is not yet reformed, andthe existing law is analysed so as to determine what reform is desirable, and whether itis likely to take place.

First, this book will enable those engaging with the law in Asia to understand better the contours of the law in both civil and common law jurisdictions. Second, it providesanalytical insights into why secured transactions law reform happens or does not happen, the different methods by which reform takes place, the benefits of reform andthe difficulties that need to be overcome for successful reform. Third, it discusses theneed for reform where none has yet taken place and critically assesses the reforms which have already been enacted or are being considered. In addition to providing a forum for discussion in relation to the countries in question, this book is also a timely contribution to the wider debate on secured transactions law reform which is taking place around the world.


Welcome and Introduction

Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean, NUS Law)
Professor Louise Gullifer QC (Hon) FBA (Rouse Ball Professor of English Law University of Cambridge)
Associate Professor Dora Neo (Director, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, NUS Law) 


Dr Kristin van Zwieten (Director, Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford) 

Keynote Address

Professor Ignacio Tirado (Secretary-General, UNIDROIT)

Legal Culture and Reform: Civil and Common Law Challenges

Professor Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Professor Louise Gullifer QC (Hon) FBA (Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge)

Country Specific Presentations 

  • Singapore: Associate Professor Dora Neo (Director, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, NUS Law) 
  • Korea: Professor Youngjoon Kwon (Seoul National University School of Law) 
  • Bangladesh: Mr Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury (Managing Partner, Vertex Chambers (Dhaka, Bangladesh) & Vertex International Consulting) 
  • Philippines: Ms Griselda (Gay) Santos (Financial Inclusion Advocate; Former IFC Specialist and leader of the Philippine secured transactions reform; Chair, Financial Inclusion Committee, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines)

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