The UK Supreme Court decides on the recovery of penalties from directors and employees, setting the scene for a fresh challenge to the Safeway Stores decision (Jetivia / Bilta)

Recovering penalties from directors and employees: Safeway revisited* Can a company which has been fined for anticompetitive conduct seek to recover the fine from the directors and employees responsible by suing them for damages? The question is moot in light of last week’s Supreme Court judgment in Jetivia SA and another v Bilta Ltd (in liquidation) and others [2015] UKSC 23, which casts some doubt on the Court of Appeal’s decision on this issue in Safeway Stores Ltd v Twigger [2010] EWCA Civ 1472. Safeway had settled an OFT investigation into the alleged dairy cartel and agreed to pay a penalty. It then sought to recover the penalty from the directors and employees who had engaged in the anti-competitive conduct, alleging breaches of various contractual, fiduciary and tortious

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  • Blackstone Chambers (London)

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Tristan Jones, The UK Supreme Court decides on the recovery of penalties from directors and employees, setting the scene for a fresh challenge to the Safeway Stores decision (Jetivia / Bilta), 20 avril 2015, e-Competitions April 2015, Art. N° 73347

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