Slaughter and May successfully defends Shell and its directors against threatened derivative claim for a second time

Slaughter and May has again successfully acted for Shell plc and its board of directors in respect of minority shareholder ClientEarth’s application for permission to continue a derivative claim on behalf of Shell plc against its directors. Following a hearing requested by ClientEarth to reconsider the earlier decision to dismiss its application on the papers, the judge confirmed that ClientEarth had failed to show a prima facie case for giving permission to continue its derivative claim. The judgment is available here.

Disputes and Investigations
Peter Wickham Partner
Smriti Sriram Partner
Georgina Terry Associate
Tristan Crump Associate
Liu Hui Senior Counsel
Roland Turnill Senior Partner
Rebecca Cousin Partner