- Implications for liability of parent companies over subsidiaries (Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell)
- What is the case about?
- What did the Court of Appeal decide?
- How does this clarify the law for multinational corporation (MNC) parent companies?
- Any other lessons for MNC parent companies, and what does this mean for them in practice?
Commercial analysis: Christa Band, partner, and Stephen Lacey, senior PSL, at Linklaters LLP, analyse how the Court of Appeal determined the circumstances in which a parent company will be liable for the negligence of its subsidiaries. In particular, they look at the impact of group policies and identity in such determinations.
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