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Edward Ti is a law lecturer in Singapore Management University. His research interests are planning and real estate law. Edward qualified to practice in three jurisdictions – Singapore, New York and England & Wales and was a former government legal officer. In private practice, Edward has broad regulatory and compliance experience in leading international firms and advised Fortune 500 companies. His professional memberships include the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He also holds the Charted Alternative Investments Association (CAIA) designation.


Key publications: 
  1. ‘Compensating and Taxing Land Regulations’ Adelaide Law Review (2023)


  1. ‘Property Valuation as Law’ International Real Estate Review (2023)


  1. ‘Comparative Lessons in Sectional Title Laws: Mitigating Urban Inequality in South Africa’ (2022) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies


  1.  ‘Justice as Fairness: A Rawlsian perspective in Compensating Regulatory Land Takings’ (2022) Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law


  1. ‘Big Houses on a Small Island: Legislating Singapore’s “Good Class” Bungalows’ (2022) International Journal of Housing Policy


  1. Compensation Thresholds for Collective Sales: Singapore & Australia Compared’ (2022) Asian Journal of Comparative Law (accepted)


  1. ‘Strata Plan Cancellations in Australasia: A Comparative Analysis of Nine Jurisdictions’ 48(1) Monash University Law Review (2022)
  2. ‘Of Landlords and Tenants: Property in the Midst of a Pandemic’ Statute Law Review (2021)
  3. ‘Towards Fairly Apportioning Sale Proceeds in a Collective Sale of Strata Property’ (2020) 43(4) University of New South Wales Law Journal 1494-1520
  4. ‘What is the Value of Built Heritage Conservation? Assessing Spillover Effects of Conserving Historic Sites in Singapore' (2020) 91 Land Use Polic  (with Tan Shin Bin)
  5. 'Politics and Policy: Chinese Money and its Impact on the Regulation of Residential Property in the West' (2019) 83(4) Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 371-391.
  6. 'Collective Best Interests in Strata Collective Sales' (2019) 93(12) Australian Law Journal 1025-1040.
  7. 'Compensating Regulation of Land: UK and Singapore Compared' (2019) 11(2) Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law 135-150.
  8. 'An Overlooked Overriding Interest in Singapore's Torrens System?' (2018) 82(3) Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 280-288.
  9. 'Why Egregious Errors of Law May Yet Justify A Refusal of Enforcement Under The New York Convention' (2009) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 592-617.
Other publications: 
  1. ‘How Real are REITs? A Restructuring Perspective’ (2023) Journal of International Banking & Financial Law (with Felix Lee)


  1. ‘Regulation of Residential Property in The West: The Impact of Chinese Money’ in Richard Nolan, Tang Hang Wu & Yip Man (eds) (2022/2023) (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) (~10,000-word book chapter)


  1. ‘Listing Chinese Companies in Singapore’ Law Gazette (February 2022) (with Chong Hong Chiang, Genith Lim & Wong Ee Kean)
  2. ‘Pragmatism in the Pandemic: The Protection of Commercial Tenants in Singapore’ (2020) in Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez, Mark Findlay & Goh Yihan (eds) Law and COVID-19 (YPHSL, book chapter)


  1. ‘Singapore and Asia: Celebrating Globalisation and an Emerging Post-Modern Asian Civilisation’ (Singapore: Partridge, 2014, 308 pages) (with T K Ti)


Centre Fellow
Lecturer in Law, Singapore Management University.
Dr Edward  Ti
Not available for consultancy



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