Book Chapter

Directors’ Conflicts

Rosemary Teele Langford

Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019


The issue of directors’ accountability and responsibility is never far from the public spotlight, as recently highlighted by corporate governance reforms initiated by the UK government and by the proceedings of the Banking Royal Commission in Australia. A topic of increasing practical and regulatory complexity is the conflicts faced by company directors. Conflicts may occur between directors’ self-interest and the interests of the company, between duties owed to more than one company or principal or between the interests of different stakeholders. This is a core source of concern, and of commentary, in a number of common law jurisdictions. As the complexity of commercial transactions and of ..

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