Article on wrongdoing limited partnerships in the context of Ukrainian litigation against a Welsh limited partnership

Journalist David Leask has published an interesting article on current litigation in the Ukrainian courts against a Welsh limited partnership, arising out of the sinking of a tanker (and consequent oil pollution) allegedly owned by the partnership. The case has once again highlighted the role of UK limited partnerships operating overseas in suspected wrongdoing, exploiting both their lack of transparency of ownership and their ability to remain as 'zombie' partnerships on the register at Companies House in the absence of any legal power to strike them off. 'A Ukrainian tanker mystery continues - and leads back to the UK' (12 February 2021) is available at:

Those Forum members who attended the Second Annual Conference in 2019 may recall journalist Richard Smith's excellent paper on 'Abuse of UK limited partnerships and the outlook for reform'.

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