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Decision that Royal Dutch Shell Plc did not owe duty of care in respect of damage caused by its Nigerian subsidiary upheld

Ogale Community & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 191

Related Member(s):
Richard Hermer QC, Edward Craven
Related Practice Area(s):
Environmental Law and Natural Resources, Public and Private International Law

Nigerian claimants appealed against a decision that the first respondent parent company, Royal Dutch Shell Plc did not owe them a duty of care in respect of pollution and environmental damage caused by oil leaks from pipelines and associated infrastructure operated by the second respondent subsidiary company, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd.

The Court dismissed the appeal.

Edward Craven and Richard Hermer QC were involved in this case.