Liability of Holding Companies

15/11/2012

Today we see more and more companies restructuring their organisations and facing liability issues with respect to their activities in different jurisdictions. The trend to centralise management functions in a holding company, with directors of holdings also serving as directors of affiliates, increases the risk of liability issues to a considerable extent.

Thus, a good governance model within companies maintains still a central factor and gives lawyers an important role in advising on liability issues both with respect to transactions and with respect to contentious matters arising from violation of the corporate rules or from third parties' actions.

In this context, the CMS Corporate publication “Liability of Holding Companies” is an excellent piece of know-how to help clients assess the liability of a holding company for the behaviour of an affiliate. This publication sets out a summary of the basic principles pertaining to liability within corporate groups as applied in 14 of the CMS European jurisdictions.

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Picture of Carl Leermakers
Carl Leermakers
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Pietro Cavasola
Pietro Cavasola
Managing Partner
Rome
Picture of Peter Huber
Peter Huber
Managing Partner
Vienna
Picture of Atanas Bangachev
Atanas Bangachev
Partner
Sofia
Helen Rodwell
Helen Rodwell
Managing Partner
Prague
Picture of Martin Mendelssohn
Martin Mendelssohn
Partner
London
Alexandra Schluck-Amend
Dr. Alexandra Schluck-Amend
Partner
Stuttgart
Picture of Carlos Pena
Carlos Peña
Partner
Madrid
Picture of Roman Tarlavsky
Roman Tarlavski
Partner
Amsterdam
Picture of Stefan Brunnschweiler
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Partner
Zurich
Photo of Max Albers
Dr Max Albers, LL.M.
Partner
Zurich
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