A veritable mix: veil-piercing with respect to a company in liquidation, confiscation orders and environmental pollution

Mamutse, Blanca (2017). A veritable mix: veil-piercing with respect to a company in liquidation, confiscation orders and environmental pollution. Insolvency Intelligence, 30 (1), pp. 13-15.

Abstract

Examines the Court of Appeal judgment in R. v Powell (Jacqueline) on whether the controlling directors/shareholders of an insolvent company, who had been convicted of offences connected with the wrongful disposal of controlled waste, could be found personally liable under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for the costs of cleaning up the company's polluted site, applying the Petrodel evasion principle on the piercing of the corporate veil.

Divisions: Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Insolvency Intelligence following peer review. The definitive published version Mamutse, B. (2017). A veritable mix: veil-piercing with respect to a company in liquidation, confiscation orders and environmental pollution. Insolvency Intelligence, 30(1), 13-15 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental offences,confiscation orders,corporate personality,directors' liabilities,environmental remediation
Published Date: 2017-02-16
Authors: Mamutse, Blanca

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