Mark Wilde, ‘Extraterritorial liability of parent company for the torts of its subsidiary’

INTRODUCTION
This important new case, on the liability of parent companies in multinational groupings for the torts of their subsidiaries, stems from long running disputes regarding oil spillages and pollution arising from Shell’s oil exploration and abstraction activities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Shell has a long history of oil exploration in the area dating back to 1958, and the manner in which it has operated has been a major cause for concern over many years. As if causing pollution were not enough, it has even been alleged that the company was implicated in human rights abuses due to complicity with the Nigerian authorities in suppressing the activities of environmental campaigners …

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Mark Wilde, ‘Extraterritorial liability of parent company for the torts of its subsidiary’, Professional Negligence, 2021, 37(3), 142-147.

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