Personal liability for a company’s debts can now be inherited. A director’s personal liability for a company’s outstanding debts does not simply disappear on death. Instead, this responsibility is transferred to the director’s heir(s).
Strategic decision-making, transparency and the need for comprehensive legal and financial preparation are of great importance to anyone involved in or connected to the business sphere. Understanding these dynamics and preparing for their implications is crucial for both protection and forward planning.
The Dutch and UK Deliveroo rulings show that similar scenarios can have vastly different outcomes in different jurisdictions. Entrepreneurs planning to expand internationally must be mindful of the variances in legal frameworks and regulations across borders. A lack of preparation for international expansion can lead to costly setbacks rather than successful growth.
Wwft continues to occupy minds. The court overturns DNB’s earlier decision that founders of DeGiro are untrustworthy dismissing much of the evidence. At issue are six facts presented by DNB, which, by court order, may now not be used to prove any untrustworthiness of DeGiro’s founders.
Edith Nordmann is managing partner at ACG International. Prior to that she has worked for fifteen years as an attorney for international clients. In this interview we meet her.