Financial Law and Development Conference

The Financial Law and Development Conference will run from 14:00-19:30 with speakers from the University of Leeds, Singapore Management University and Leiden University.

The conference is free to attend but booking is required. The conference will be followed by a wine reception and cold buffet. 

Event Programme

14.00 – 14.15: Welcome by Professor Gerard McCormack


14.15 – 16.00 Session one chaired by Professor Pinar Akman

Prof Hang Wu Tang (Singapore Management University)

From Waqf, Ancestor Worship to Modern Wealth Management: A History of the Use of the Trust in Singapore

Prof Willem Van Boom (Leiden University)

Behavioural Pricing and Regulatory Responses


16.00 - 16.30: Coffee Break


16.30 – 18.00: Session Two chaired by Professor Andrew Keay

Prof Wai Yee Wan (Singapore Management University)

Regulating Squeeze-out Techniques by Controlling Shareholders: The Divergence between Hong Kong and Singapore

Prof Joan Loughery (University of Leeds)

Directors’ Business Judgement


18.00 – 19.30: Drink Reception and Buffet