Enviroco Ltd v Farstad Supply A/S – WLR Daily

Enviroco Ltd v Farstad Supply A/S [2011] UKSC 16; [2011] WLR (D) 126

“When a Scottish holding company’s entire shareholding in one of its subsidiary companies had been pledged to a Scottish creditor as security and, pursuant to Scots law, the creditor had become the registered shareholder, the subsidiary company was, for the purposes of section 736 of the Companies Act 1985, no longer a subsidiary of the holding company.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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1 Response to “Enviroco Ltd v Farstad Supply A/S – WLR Daily”


  1. 1 Alexander Amatosi April 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This case perfectly illustrates the very real differences between Scots and English law. If a similar situation had occurred in England and Wales, the bank’s equitable charge on the secured shares would not pass the ownership of them from the debtor company. I wonder if this decision will have an impact on larger Scottish companies seeking to rase finance secured on a subsidiary?


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