November 13, 2019

UK Parent May Be Liable for Pollution by Zambian Subsidiary

Lois G. Paine

Can an English holding company be held liable for the actions of its overseas subsidiaries that cause harm to third parties? A year ago, my answer would have been that third parties had never succeeded in such a claim, and that even employees of such a subsidiary would have found it very difficult to win an action against the parent company.

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