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Cross-border guide to parent company liability for foreign subsidiaries

May 17, 2021

How and when can a parent company be liable for conduct of its (foreign) subsidiaries?

Our cross-border guide offers insight into how issues of parent company liability for conduct of foreign subsidiaries have been addressed by courts in key jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The United Kingdom section includes guidance from the Supreme Court's recent decision in Okpabi & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Anor [2021] UKSC 3, where claimants have sought to attribute liability in tort to parent companies in respect of harms allegedly caused by their overseas subsidiaries. The authors' full article on the decision in Okpabi can be found here.