Title

A Director's Duty to Confess: A Matter of Good Faith?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2007

Abstract

In common law jurisdictions, there has been considerable academic and judicial discussion of the duties of company directors generally. In contrast, relatively little ink has been spent on the specific duty, if any, of a company director to disclose his own misconduct (in the civil realm) to the company, even less so on the nature and basis of such a duty. This is unsurprising given the very restrictive approach to disclosure obligations in English law. Thus, while a director may in loose terms be said to be under a duty to disclose interests that conflict with the company's, such disclosure only serves the purpose of relieving him from liability, and failure to do so per se has not been regarded as an independent source of liability.

Discipline

Business Organizations Law

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Cambridge Law Journal

Volume

66

Issue

2

First Page

348

Last Page

364

ISSN

0008-1973

Identifier

10.1017/s0008197307000566

Publisher

Cambridge University Law Society

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0008197307000566