14 July 2022

£5B BHP Claim Revival Sends Warning Shot to Multinationals: Caroline Harbord speaks to Law360

Dispute Resolution Partner, Caroline Harbord, has been quoted in the Law360 article entitled '£5B BHP Claim Revival Sends Warning Shot to Multinationals'.

An English appeals court put multinational corporations on notice that they can be held accountable for worldwide operations by reviving a massive class action over dam failures in Brazil, signaling that the country's courts should not shy away from handling mass claims regardless of where the underlying events took place.

Harbord said this summary "will no doubt cast fear into the hearts of multinationals who use complex group structuring over multiple jurisdictions."

The article was first published on Law360 UK on 13 July 2022, and is available to read in full here, behind the paywall.

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