327. Dealings by committee members and others.

No member of the creditors' committee, no committee member's representative and no person who is an associate1 of a member of the committee or a committee member's representative in the preceding 12 months, may enter into any transaction as a result of which that person would:


    (1)     receive as an expense of the bankruptcy proceedings a payment for services given or goods supplied in connection with the administration of the bankrupt's estate;


    (2)     obtain a profit from the administration of the estate; or


    (3)     acquire an asset forming part of the estate2.

Such a transaction may, however, be entered into: