fiduciary duties
Directors owe duties to their company based on trustee principles. They must act honestly to protect its assets and not enrich themselves unduly at its expense. If they fail, the company may have a claim against them.

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fiduciary duties
Duties owed by a fiduciary to a beneficiary. Examples of fiduciary duties include a duty of confidentiality, a duty of no conflict, and a duty not to profit from his position.
One of the highest standards of care imposed by law based on the relationship between the parties (such as director and company). The fiduciary (the director) must show loyalty towards the person or entity to which the duty is owed (the company).
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