A body corporate (in this section called the first body ) is a subsidiary of another body corporate if, and only if:
- (a) the other body:
- (i) controls the composition of the first body's board; or
- (ii) is in a position to cast, or control the casting of, more than one-half of the maximum number of votes that might be cast at a general meeting of the first body; or
- (iii) holds more than one-half of the issued share capital of the first body (excluding any part of that issued share capital that carries no right to participate beyond a specified amount in a distribution of either profits or capital); or
- (b) the first body is a subsidiary of a subsidiary of the other body.
5. —(1) For the purposes of this Act, a corporation shall, subject to subsection (3), be deemed to be a subsidiary of another corporation, if —
- (a) that other corporation —
- (i) controls the composition of the board of directors of the first-mentioned corporation;
- (ii) controls more than half of the voting power of the first-mentioned corporation; or
- (iii) holds more than half of the issued share capital of the first-mentioned corporation (excluding any part thereof which consists of preference shares and treasury shares); or
- (b) the first-mentioned corporation is a subsidiary of any corporation which is that other corporation’s subsidiary.
Welcome news on the environmental front: the Supreme Court has clarified a parent company's liability for its subsidiaries' activities.(ruling on United States v Bestfoods)
Sep 22, 1998; It is a familiar scenario: Your company is sued for cleanup costs because of contamination, allegedly caused by a subsidiary s...