- Competition disqualification—first application for permission to act following disqualification (Re Fourfront Group Ltd and others)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: The court granted permission for the applicants to continue to act as directors of, and be involved in the management of, certain companies within the Fourfront Group. The applicants offered disqualification undertakings following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which found breaches of competition law within the group. The CMA is increasingly flexing its muscles in this area, with nine of the 12 competition disqualifications that have been obtained by the CMA having been secured in the last year, and this was the first application for permission to act as a director following a competition disqualification. Written by Christopher Buckley, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers, who appeared for the claimants.
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