The breaches are said to include: #8220;Disclosing confidential product information to third parties, breaching Dyson#8217;s confidentiality rules.
He said Dyson sold 13 million machines last year, up from five million in 2010. #8220;This couldn#8217;t have happened without my total commitment to the business and its people,#8221; he said.
A spokesman for the company said: #8220;The Dyson board has decided to bring a claim against Max Conze at the High Court of Justice in London in relation to his actions while chief executive.#8221;
Electrical firm Dyson is suing former chief executive Max Conze for allegedly leaking company secrets and using company resources for his own benefit.
#8220;Using Dyson resources and information to evaluate an investment opportunity for his own benefit and/or for the benefit of a venture capital firm, rather than for Dyson#8217;s benefit #8211; breaching his fiduciary duties.
Mr Conze was appointed to the role in 2011 after a stint running Dyson#8217;s US business.
But the has learned that, according to the company, Mr Conze was sacked for an alleged series of breaches.