Corporate Powers Accountability – 3rd Edition

Corporate Powers Accountability – 3rd Edition

Book Details
  • Country : Malaysia
  • ISBN : 9789674007591
  • Author : Dato’ Loh Siew Cheang
  • Format : Hardcover + eBook
  • Publication Date : May - 2018

The third edition is contemporary exposition on corporate governance with an innovative approach to company law issues from the perspective of accountability of corporate powers and conduct. The first edition of this work was published in 1996, the second edition in 2002 and both editions had additional impressions due to its popularity. Emeritus Professor John Farrar in his foreword to the first edition wrote that the author’s style is ‘lucid and practical’, a ‘work of scholarship…and takes its place as one of the works of quality in the Commonwealth.’ Sir John Vinelott described the 1st edition as a ‘bold and imaginative work’.


The second edition received similar accolades and with Gopal Sri Ram JCA (as he then was) writing that the author discusses the law ‘with care and thoroughness’. This third edition attempts to capture changes since 2002. It provides a contemporary exposition on corporate governance and in doing so, it gives an innovative approach to company law from the perspective of accountability of corporate powers and conduct.


The current edition captures the flexible application of conventional common law and equitable principles to novel factual situations, the changes that have been introduced by the Courts in various jurisdictions and case law establishing novel principles, including the controversies that have been generated in certain areas of the law. It also captures the major statutory changes that have been made by the Companies Act 2016 and its impact on the corporate structure, its administration and management pre-2016.


The previous editions of this book is widely regarded as an authoritative text on corporate governance in Malaysia. It encompasses discussions on recent legislative changes affecting Malaysian corporate and company law. The author is widely respected as an expert on Corporate Governance.