Claims Against UK Parent Companies: A Cautionary Reminder

In a decision that serves as a reminder to UK-incorporated parent companies that they may be open to claims in tort for the actions of their foreign subsidiaries, the High Court has accepted jurisdiction over a claim made by Zambian farmers for losses arising from environmental damage (Lungowe and others v Vedanta Resources plc and Konkola Copper Mines plc [2016] EWHC 975 (TCC)).

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