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Company officers and misleading information—rules and penalties

Company officers and misleading information—rules and penalties
Published on: 07 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Company officers and misleading information—rules and penalties
  • What is the background to Elon Musk being fined for his tweets and ordered to refrain from tweeting about Tesla? What are the benefits and potential issues with such orders?
  • What kind of regulatory powers do UK authorities have in relation to punishing company officers for tweeting misleading information about their companies? Should there be further powers?
  • Do UK courts have the power to issue orders preventing company officers from tweeting about their companies?
  • Do such orders violate free speech rights under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)?
  • What is the rationale behind such strong enforcement powers against company officers?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Doug Davison, partner, Ben Packer, managing associate, Lucy Reeve, counsel, and Sara Cody, senior professional support lawyer, at Linklaters, comment on enforcement powers against company officers in the UK in light of penalty proceedings in the US against Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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