On 10th September, a briefing from 4 New Square Chambers addresses these points. It says that the subject of shadow directors is highly topical as a result of the drive towards greater corporate transparency and establishing who really owns and controls companies as well as the desire, particularly in insolvency, to maximise recoveries following on from corporate wrongdoing. The Chambers offer both a podcast and handout (dated February 2019) on the subject.
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