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Reconsidering Personal Liability on Directors and Senior Managers for Misstatements and Non-disclosures to the Securities Market
Journal of Corporate Law Studies
  • Wai Yee WAN, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
4-2009
Abstract

This article considers the recommendation made in the “Davies Review of Issuer Liability: Final Report” in respect of not extending the statutory civil liability regime, arising from the making of misstatements and non-disclosures by issuers under section 90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, to directors. It argues that the aim of a statutory civil liability regime under the provision should be founded on achieving optimal deterrence and that, based on such an aim, it is in fact justifiable to impose personal liabilities on directors and senior managers to investors directly if they have been responsible for the fraudulent making of isstatements or dishonest non-disclosures.

Keywords
  • Misstatements,
  • Non-disclosures,
  • Securities Markets
Publisher
Hart Publishing
Citation Information
Wai Yee WAN. "Reconsidering Personal Liability on Directors and Senior Managers for Misstatements and Non-disclosures to the Securities Market" Journal of Corporate Law Studies Vol. 9 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 235 - 255 ISSN: 1473-5970
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/waiyee_wan/29/