The Parent Trap

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30

Corporate and commercial disputes
ESG disputes
Member Hosted Events

In this session, we will explore how evolving English case law has confirmed that a parent company may itself owe third parties a direct duty of care in respect of the operations of its subsidiaries, while the English courts have accepted jurisdiction over complex multiparty claims where England might not previously have been seen as a convenient forum. The panel will also discuss the recent cases and their implication against a developing backdrop of ESG regulation and policy.


  • James Rogers - Jenner & Block
  • Lizzie Shimmin - Jenner & Block
  • Angeline Welsh KC - Essex Court Chambers
  • Olivia Windham Stewart - Independent Business and Human Rights Specialist


  • Jenner & Block London LLP
  • Essex Court Chambers