CLV Partners


Amendment of the Civil Code – managing directors

Until now, the company and the managing director were jointly and severally liable towards third persons for non-contractual damages caused by the managing director in his executive capacity. Pursuant to the new provisions, only then will the managing director be jointly and severally liable with the company against third persons, if he has caused the damages wilfully in his capacity as managing director.

Furthermore, the amendment clarifies that the managing director’s liability for wilfully caused damage extends not only to non-contractual damages but also to contractual damages (until now contractual damages could only be claimed from the company, and not from the managing director).