Podcast Location:
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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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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
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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 is aimed at practitioners interested in the law relating to Competition Disqualification Orders (CDOs) and the guidance issued by the OFT in order to advise directors as to how they should guard themselves against the risks . It breaks down the relevant legal provisions and sets out the penalties for a director found to have been in breach of competition law, the consequences for failing to comply with a CDO and explores the circumstances in which the OFT will decide to pursue a CDO against an individual.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know who will qualify as a director for the purposes of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • Know what will constitute conduct that makes a director unfit to be concerned in the management of a company;
  • Know what will constitute a breach of UK or EU competition law ;
  • Be familiar with the penalties for a director found to have been in breach of competition law;
  • Be aware of the consequences for failing to comply with a CDO;
  • Know what alternative measures are available other than a CDO;
  • Understand the relationship between CDOs and the cartel offence in the Enterprise Act 2002;
  • Understand when the OFT will pursue a CDO against an individual and the approach they will take in making this decision;
  • Understand what knowledge the OFT will reasonably expect directors to have;
  • Know what factors the OFT will take into consideration when determining the level of responsibility of an individual director;
  • Be aware of the practical application of the OFT’s guidance in the Competition context.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:

In this podcast Nicole Kar and Rob Walker from Linklaters discuss the law relating to Competition Disqualification Orders and the guidance recently issued to directors by the OFT in order to avoid falling foul of it.

Podcast added: 12/08/11

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