Alan is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Division of Business Law, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he teaches corporate law. Previously he was a Research Associate at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law), and a Sheridan Fellow at NUS Law.
Alan's research focuses on comparative corporate law and governance, with particular interests in Singapore and Japan. Alan's work is published or forthcoming in journals including the American Journal of Comparative Law, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, and Journal of Corporate Law Studies. His sole-authored monograph comparing shareholder withdrawal regimes in four jurisdictions, Shareholder Protection in Close Corporations, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Alan earned degrees from the National University of Singapore (LL.B.) and Goethe University Frankfurt (Dr. jur.), and held visiting appointments or taught at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany), University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, and Osaka City University.