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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
Competition Law & Anti-Trust
CPD Points:
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give an overview of the circumstances under which a court may disqualify a director for a breach of competition law. It looks at the conditions which must be satisfied for a court to make a CDO, the breaches of competition law that the legislation provides for and the penalties of non-compliance. It also considers who has the power to apply for a CDO and looks at the factors the OFT will take into account. Finally, the podcast looks at similar provisions in other jurisdictions.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand when a court may disqualify a director for a breach of competition law;
  • Know the factors the OFT will take into account;
  • Be aware of who has the power to apply for a CDO;
  • Appreciate the conditions that must be satisfied for a court to make a CDO;
  • Be aware of the penalties for non-compliance with the legislation;
  • Know who has the power to apply for a CDO.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Enterprise Act 2002;
  • Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
Tags:

This podcast is about competition disqualification orders and the revised OFT guidance in relation to its approach to the provisions.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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