Equity rising? Commonwealth Oil & Gas Co Ltd v Baxter

Daniel J. Carr

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    Discusses the Inner House judgment in Commonwealth Oil & Gas Co Ltd v Baxter on whether a director had breached his fiduciary duty to the claimant company when he negotiated a commercial opportunity for another company in his capacity as its president and chief executive officer which allegedly might have been exploited by the claimant. Considers the appropriate test for determining if the director had faced a conflict of loyalties. Assesses whether the director's lack of executive functions left him without concomitant duties to the company. Examines whether the third party company was liable for knowing receipt of the benefit of the director's breach of duty.© 2011 Sweet & Maxwell
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-280
    Number of pages8
    JournalEdinburgh Law Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2010


    • Company law
    • Restitution (Law)
    • Torts (Law)
    • Breach of fiduciary duty
    • Conflict of interest
    • Directors
    • Knowing receipt
    • Non-executive directors
    • Scotland
    • Third parties


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