The UK Office of Tair Trading implements revised approach for company director disqualification orders (OFT guidance document on director disqualification orders in competition cases)

On 29th June 2010, the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published revised guidance on the issue of Director Disqualification Order (DDO) in competition cases. The legal provisions relating to DDO are contained in the Company Directors Disqualification Act, 1986 as amended by the Enterprise Act, 2002 (the Act) which allows the OFT to apply to a court for the DDO. According to the Act, a director can be disqualified from directorship for up to 15 years if his company is involved in a breach of competition law and as a result, the court considers such director responsible for its functioning to be unfit to be concerned with the management of the company. It is specified that a “director” may consist of any person occupying a position of director, regardless of his or her

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Sonam Mathur, The UK Office of Tair Trading implements revised approach for company director disqualification orders (OFT guidance document on director disqualification orders in competition cases), 29 June 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 32201

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