Challenging lawful dividend payment as a transaction defrauding creditors and for breach of directors’ duties (BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA and others; BAT Industries plc v Sequana SA and another)

22 February, 2019

Ciaran Keller discusses the practical implications of the judgment in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA and others, BAT Industries plc v Sequana SA and another, which clarifies, with respect to a lawful dividend payment, when remedial relief under section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) may be granted and when directors’ duties to have regard to the interests of creditors (the creditors’ interests duty) may apply. Download the article here.

This article was first published by LexisNexis Restructuring & Insolvency analysis in February 2019

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