Re HLHP Oriental Food Ltd [2024] EWHC 497 (Ch)

Erskine Chambers is pleased to share the recent judgment of Mr Justice Zacaroli J in Re HLHP Oriental Food Ltd (also known as Maggie Otto v Inner Mongolia Happy Lamb Catering Management Company Ltd) [2024] EWHC 497 (Ch).

The Judgment is a salutary reminder of the importance of checking the register of members to ensure proper standing to bring an unfair prejudice petition.

Edward Davies KC, who, together with Stewarts Law LLP (Sophie Lalor-Harbord and Tom Otter), was instructed in the run up to trial, applied on behalf of the Respondents on the first day of the trial to amend the Defence to challenge three of the Petitioners’ standing. The challenge was made on the basis that the Petitioners’ names did not appear on the register of members and, further, that they were unable to establish that they had received shares by way of valid transfers pursuant to duly executed instruments of transfer.

Please click the link below to read the case summary and full Judgment.

Case Summary