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fiduciary duties of directors

John Lowry

fiduciary duties of directors

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by John Lowry

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Published by Thames Polytechnic, School of Business Administration in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesThames business papers -- no.2
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13793782M

Although directors are in a fiduciary relationship with their company, not all their duties to the company are fiduciary duties. The nature of the general law duties to act bona fide in the best interests of the company and to exercise powers properly was considered recently by the Western Australian Court of Appeal in Westpac Banking Corporation v The Bell Group Ltd (In liq) [] WASCA Directors' Fiduciary Duties book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for :

Fiduciary relationships appear in many legal contexts: contracts, wills, trusts and elections (e.g. of corporate directors). However, fiduciary duties and remedies draw on a common source – equity. Thus, in addition to damages – a remedy in common law – fiduciaries must account for ill-gotten profits even if their entrustors suffered no. The general principles of directors' duties Principle 1 Duty to act in good faith for the benef it of the company as a whole A director of a company must ad in good faith in the best interests of the company. This means that a director owes a duty to act in the interests of all its shareholders, present and future.

on board members the fiduciary duties of care, loyalty and obedience to the law. Washington courts have held that the law imposes the highest standard of integrity on the bearers of these duties. T his Quick Guide for Board Service is only a guide and is not meant to prescribe the exact manner that board members must act in all situations. It. E. Directors’ Personal Liability Directors of nonprofits can be held personally liable for breaches of fiduciary duties in derivative suits filed on behalf of the organization by (1) fellow board members, (2) the State Attorney General, (3) members, or (4) beneficiaries of the organization’s activities.


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Prior to the enactment of the Indian Companies actthe codified law with regards to the fiduciary duties of directors was largely silent on the said aspect, except for Section which contained the provision dealing with general powers of the board of directors.

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Examples of transactions that could violate the fiduciary duties of directors and officers while a company is insolvent and fiduciary duties are owed to a corporation’s creditors are 1) transferring corporate assets allowing the directors and officers to recover a greater percentage of debt than the corporation’s creditors; 2) preferential.

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