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Piercing the corporate veil

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Piercing the corporate veil: recent international developments (PDF, 348.3 KB)

Where a company is involved in activity that is alleged to be wrong or cause harm, how far and in what circumstances can responsibility or liability reach beyond the company to others, whether to other companies or to individuals? This address by Chief Justice Allsop from Australia’s Federal Court includes consideration of a number of recent decisions that bear on this question which is of increasing interest and relevance. Particular consideration is given to group corporate structures.

James Allsop, 2022