The Nevsun case and the piercing of the corporate veil: A Canadian Revolution?

Download the article in PDF format *** There has been a difficulty in bringing to justice corporations which have their subsidiary’s commit breaches of the law. For many years, there was no practical possibility to make multinational corporations accountable for the illicit conducts perpetrated abroad by their subsidiaries. This stems from the existence of the … Continue reading The Nevsun case and the piercing of the corporate veil: A Canadian Revolution?

Towards a socially responsible approach to the duty of care? A comparative approach to the Shell cases in UK and Netherlands

Introduction Recent legal developments in European countries challenge the principle of separate legal personality by extending liability to parent companies for harm caused by the operation of foreign countries. This post focuses on some cases brought before the Netherlands and English courts. These cases involve Nigerian residents and farmers seeking compensation from both Dutch and … Continue reading Towards a socially responsible approach to the duty of care? A comparative approach to the Shell cases in UK and Netherlands