Part V Financial Wrongdoing and Private International Law, 18 Conspiracy
Zachary Douglas QC, Andrew Bodnar
Edited By: William Blair, Richard Brent, Tom Grant
- Credit — Criminal proceedings — Insider dealing — Misuse of information — Money laundering — Market abuse
This chapter analyses the situation of conspiracy. A claim in tort for unlawful means conspiracy requires the claimant to establish that, firstly, he has suffered a loss, secondly, that it was as a result of unlawful action, which was thirdly, taken pursuant to a combination or agreement between the defendant and another person or persons, fourthly, to injure the claimant by unlawful means. The intention to injure does not have to be the sole or predominant purpose of the defendant’s actions. The chapter then looks at a real scenario of a case of conspiracy. It also looks at the relevant jurisdiction and applicable law, including cases where the defendants are domiciled in England, in another Member State, or in a non-Member State and cases where the defendants are domiciled in different locations from each other.