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Implications for liability of parent companies over subsidiaries (Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell)

Implications for liability of parent companies over subsidiaries (Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell)
Published on: 29 March 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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