Directors and conflicts of duty: Multiple directorships, nominee directorships, group company directorships


The law concerning duties of persons holding multiple directorships (including of group companies and competing companies) and nominee directorships continues to evolve. Associate Professor Langford has recently published Company Directors' Duties and Conflicts of Interest (OUP, 2019), analysing the law across several jurisdictions. In this seminar, she will speak about the key principles, focussing on Australian law.

“Directors’ conflicts are a significant and long-standing issue that has not been satisfactorily resolved… The really exciting aspect of Professor Langford's writing is that the discussion of these theoretical ideas is firmly grounded in their practical implications and the practical possibilities that they generate." 

Justice Michelle Gordon AC, High Court of Australia