Friday 14 June 2019

UK: England and Wales: shadow and de facto directorships

Judgment was delivered earlier this week by HHJ Hacon in Popely v Popely [2019] EWHC 1507 (Ch). This first instance decision - concerning a double derivative action - is noteworthy for the discussion it contains of the distinctions between de facto and shadow directorships and whether it is possible for an act to be simultaneously carried out in both of these capacities (no was the judge's answer). Of note, too, is the reliance placed on a decision of Guernsey's Royal Court: Carlyle Capital Corporation Ltd v Conway (Judgment 38/2017; available here for registered users; registration is free).

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