Milieudefensie v. Shell: Suing Multinational Corporations

2 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2012 Last revised: 4 Nov 2015

Date Written: October 12, 2012

Abstract

De succesvolle dagvaarding door Milieudefensie van het Nederlandse moederbedrijf van Shell, naar aanleiding van milieuschade in Nigeria (DS 12 Oktober), was poepsimpel. Een veroordeling is een ander paar mouwen en niet noodzakelijk aantrekkelijk.

Suing the Shell holding in Holland is not rocket science. It is a simple application of the Brussels I Regulation. Getting a conviction on the basis of EU law, however, will be a different challenge. Note this short Op-Ed is available in Dutch only - although I also report it on my blog.

Note: Downloadable document is in Dutch.

Keywords: Shell, Shell Nigeria, CSR, Private international law, Milieudefensie, Litigation

JEL Classification: K32, K41

Suggested Citation

van Calster, Geert, Milieudefensie v. Shell: Suing Multinational Corporations (October 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2160917 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2160917

Geert Van Calster (Contact Author)

K.U. Leuven ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
Bus 3424
B-3000 Leuven, 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.gavc.be

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