Centre for Banking & Finance Law

About CBFL

The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, seeks to generate scholarship and promote thinking about the vibrancy, robustness and soundness of the banking sector, capital markets and other financial services. Through the research our scholars undertake and the events we organise, we seek to create and share knowledge, to engage stakeholders in an exchange of ideas, and to enhance the appreciation of legal and regulatory issues. We aim to bring greater theoretical and analytical clarity to these issues, to examine their policy impact, and to be a catalyst for ideas on how to improve banking and financial systems at the national, regional and global levels.

Upcoming Events
CBFL Seminar Series - Fraud, Unconscionable Conduct and Beyond: Practical Tips on Handling Letter of Credit and Demand Guarantee Case
By Dr Deborah Horowitz, Fountain Court Chambers
Date: 11 January 2019
CBFL Seminar Series - The Promise and Perils of Alternative Market-based Finance: The case of P2P in the UK
By Dr Vincenzo Bavoso, University of Manchester
Date: 15 January 2019
CBFL Conference on Financial Services Law and Regulation in Singapore
Convened by Associate Professor Dora Neo and Professor Hans Tjio
Date: 28 February - 1 March 2019

News & Announcements
Petrina Tan has a working paper on Institutional Investor Stewardship in the UK and Malaysia: Functionally Similar, Contextually Different.
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Sandra Booysen gives public seminar, 'Comparing Common Law Jurisdictions' Approach at the Judicial Protection of Bank Customers at University College London, 21 November 2018.

CBFL congratulates our participants for completing the inaugural Project Finance Academy.

Sandra Booysen is appointed Convenor of the Banking Section of the Society of Legal Scholars for the next three years.

CBFL congratulates our Senior Research Fellow, Poh Chu Chai on the publication of his book, Banking Law (3rd edn) by LexisNexis. Further details about the book are available here.

Sandra Booysen joins an expert panel discussing 'Effects of Illegality in Civil Law Claims' organised by the Singapore Academy of Law and Fountain Court Chambers on 19 September 2018. The panel was chaired by Stephen Moriarty QC, fellow panellists were Kanaga Dharmananda SC, Akhil Shah QC and Francis Xavier SC.

Sandra Booysen presents a research paper, 'The Letter of Credit as a Contract' and Rachel Leow presents a research paper, 'Mistaken Payments, the Financial Ombudsman, and the Justice in Unjust Enrichment' at the Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars 2018, 109th Annual Conference held at Queen Mary University of London, 4-7 September 2018.

Hans Tjio speaks at OMFIF-SEACEN Forum on Evaluating the Appropriate Supervisory Approach and Governance Frameworks to Mitigate Emerging Misconduct Risk in the Financial Sector (4 Sep 2018).

Dora Neo joins expert panels at the 2018 South East Asia Survey of Letter and Credit Law and Practice, Singapore, 16-17 July 2018 and the South East Asia Guarantee & Standby Forum, 18 July 2018. Both events were held in Singapore and organised by the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (Montgomery Village, USA).

CBFL is pleased to jointly organise the symposium: Secured Transactions Law in Asia with EW Barker Centre for Law & Business and Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford (26-27 July 2018). Details of the symposium here.

CBFL congratulates our student affiliates, Kenneth Ong Kang Ying, Allen Sng Kiat Peng and Chen Shilun on the completion of the World Universities Comparative Law Project: Legal Rating of Singapore.

Publication: Sandra Booysen, "Cheques: to be or not to be?" (2018) 4 Journal of Business Law pp 283-299.

Hans Tjio's working paper on 'Restructuring the Bond Market in Singapore' was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN:Bankruptcy, 28 April 2018. See his paper here.
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