The plaintiff and defendant competed in bidding for a public company. The plaintiff having been restrained by the Secretary of State, alleged that the defendant had used a fraudulent misrepresentation to achieve this.
Held: It was not a tort to intefere in another’s right to make a takeover bid.
 3 All ER 464, Independent 19-Jul-1988
England and Wales
Appeal from – Lonhro plc v Fayed CA 1990
The parties competed against each other in bidding for a public company. The plaintiff’s bid was referred to the Monopolies Commission, and they undertook to purchase no further shares. The defendant’s bid was not so referred, and the plaintiff . .
First Instance – Lonhro plc v Fayed HL 28-Jun-1991
The parties had competed in bidding to acquire a public company. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant had used a fraudulent misrepresentation to the Secretary of State to achieve an advantage.
Held: To establish the tort of conspiracy to . .
Appeal from – Lonrho plc v Fayed CA 1989
There had been a battle to purchase the share capital of the House of Fraser which owned Harrods. Lonrho alleged that the Fayed brothers had perpetrated a fraud on the Secretary of State, and thereby secured permission to buy the company without a . .
Cited – Total Network Sl v Customs and Excise Commissioners CA 31-Jan-2007
The defendants suspected a carousel VAT fraud. The defendants appealed a finding that there was a viable cause of action alleging a ‘conspiracy where the unlawful means alleged is a common law offence of cheating the public revenue’. The defendants . .
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Torts – Other
Updated: 22 May 2022; Ref: scu.223004