Monday, 20 February 2017

UK: England and Wales: the fraudulent director and attribution of knowledge to the company

The ICLR has provided a summary for a decision of the High Court - Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2017] EWHC 257 (Ch) - handed down last week: see here. To quote from the summary of the court's decision: "There was no principle of law that in any proceedings where the company was suing a third party for breach of duty owed to it by that third party, the fraudulent conduct of a director was to be attributed to the company if it was a one-man company. The answer to any question whether to attribute the knowledge of the fraudulent director to the company was always to be found in consideration of the context and the purpose for which the attribution was relevant".

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