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  • David Gibbs
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-244
Number of pages14
JournalCompany Lawyer
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015


The absolute limits of fiduciary loyalty are misunderstood in the context of directors as analyses focus on the interests of the principal alone. This article will demonstrate that such an approach is inconsistent with traditional fiduciary analysis and that it is the specific undertaking to the principal’s interests that determine the limits of loyalty in a fiduciary relationship.


This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in The Company Lawyer following peer review. The definitive published version [David Gibbs, 'The absolute limits of directors’ fiduciary liability for conflicts of interest: The director’s perspective', The Company Lawyer, Vol. 36 (8): 231-244, July 2015], is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.

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