Thio Shen Yi, SC, comments in The Edge: “Will Asiatic’s defamation suit threat ignite debate on shareholder engagement?”

In a The Edge article published on 30 July 2018 on how companies deal with dissenting shareholders, Thio Shen Yi, SC, commented: “If a statement is made in the context of querying accounts in a general meeting of shareholders, that statement may be covered by qualified privilege, which means that both the maker and receivers of the statement have a legitimate interest in making and receiving the statements. One may in the context of large listed companies with many stakeholders, possibly rely on fair comment as the issues being discussed are matters of public interest.” Article can be found here:


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