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Parental responsibilities in the corporate sphere: liability for subsidiaries
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Nigeria, United Kingdom
  • June 11 2018

The Court of Appeal has considered whether a UK domiciled parent company can be liable for the acts or omissions of a foreign subsidiary. Background

Wasted Costs Applied to BVI Duties on an Ex Parte Application
  • Ogier
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • June 20 2017

The BVI Commercial Court has just provided guidance on wasted costs principles and their application to the duties of an applicant's legal

England and Wales: Parent company liability for the acts of foreign subsidiaries
  • HFW
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2017

In AAA and others v Unilever Plc and another, the English High Court considered the circumstances in which a UK domiciled company may face liability

When is a parent company liable for the actions of its subsidiary?
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2011

The High Court recently held that a parent company owes a common law duty of care to the employees of its subsidiary because it retained overall responsibility for the relevant matters in relation to those employees.

Warranties may not be your biggest worry: hard lessons from a real deal
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2011

H plc, a Stock Exchange listed company, wanted to sell a manufacturing subsidiary, Target.

The nuts and bolts - Part 3. Boilerplate or bear trap? Ignore standard clauses at your peril
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2011

There are many clauses in a construction contract that, at first glance, appear to be straightforward.

Check the small print first
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2011

In the current spate of lender litigation, solicitors are facing numerous file requests from lenders.

Changes in UK corruption enforcement - the Bribery Act of 2010
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2011

The landscape of anti-corruption efforts in the UK has changed dramatically in light of the passage of the Bribery Act 2010 and a recent step-up in enforcement of anti-corruption laws in the UK.

Directors' indemnities under the Companies Act 2006
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2010

In the current financial climate, as shareholders and other third parties are more aware of the duties and responsibilities of directors and their rights in relation to bringing errant directors to account, directors may be increasingly exposed to claims for personal liability for their own wrongdoing.

Bribery Act 2010: anti-corruption policies
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") is due to come into force in April 2011.