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Clash of Corporate Personality Theories: a Comparative Study of One-member Company in China and Singapore
Hong Kong Law Journal (2008)
  • Jianlin Chen
Abstract

China accords the one-member company special treatment distinct from the normal company. This is in sharp contrast with Singapore's indifferent attitude towards one-member company vis-à-vis normal company. This paper critically examines these two distinct approaches including the respective substantive rules, legislative background and underlying jurisprudential theories. The respective advantages and limitations of the theories / approaches are then identified. The aim is to propose a new jurisprudential approach towards corporate personality which draws on the strength of the two theories while avoiding their pitfalls.

Keywords
  • One-member Company,
  • China,
  • Singapore,
  • Corporate Personality Theory
Disciplines
Publication Date
2008
Publisher Statement
Originally published in 38 Hong Kong Law Journal 425 (2008) Version from Westlaw
Citation Information
Chen Jianlin, Clash of Corporate Personality Theories: a Comparative Study of One-member Company in China and Singapore, 38 Hong Kong L. J. 425 (2008). Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jianlin_chen/1