Mr Jonathan Cary

Jonathan Cary



When do UK-domiciled parent companies owe a duty of care to individuals affected by acts of their foreign subsidiaries?
United Kingdom | 16 March 2021

A recent Supreme Court decision on jurisdiction provides helpful guidance on the circumstances in which a UK-domiciled parent company may owe a common law duty of care in respect of the actions of a foreign subsidiary. The decision highlights the importance of carefully considering the way in which parent companies exercise (or purport to exercise) control over the actions of their subsidiaries.