Duties Owed by Shadow Directors: Closing in on the Puppet Masters?

Journal of Business Law, 2016, 311

Posted: 8 Jul 2015 Last revised: 30 Jan 2017

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Simon Witney

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Students

Date Written: June 22, 2015

Abstract

UK company law has not been clear as to the extent of the fiduciary duties owed by a company’s “shadow directors”. This article argues that recent reform which aimed to toughen the standards for shadow directors has failed to clarify the position, while unhelpfully constraining future development of the law.

Note: This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number ES/J500070/1]

Keywords: company law, directors' duties, shadow directors, conflicts of interest

Suggested Citation

Witney, Simon, Duties Owed by Shadow Directors: Closing in on the Puppet Masters? (June 22, 2015). Journal of Business Law, 2016, 311, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2626929

Simon Witney (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Students ( email )

London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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