The Jones Day Visiting Professorship on Comparative Commercial Law: In Whose Interests Should The Law Require Companies To Be Run?

Event Date

From Tuesday 18 Apr 2023 - 05:00 PM To Tuesday 18 Apr 2023 - 06:40 PM


Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, National Gallery


National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Practice Area

Corporate / Commercial

Training Level


Public CPD Points


Event Outline

This is a fundamental question in company law. Usually it is answered by saying that companies must be run for the benefit of shareholders. But the recent decision of the UK Supreme Court provides a new lens. It examines it in the context of a company being financially distressed, potentially trading not at the expense of shareholders but creditors. The lecture will discuss why creditors provide a rare example of a case where shareholders’ interests may be displaced by those of another group.

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