Competition Disqualification Orders

Guidance on competition disqualification orders.


Guidance on Competition Disqualification Orders

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This guidance is aimed at directors, businesses, legal communities and other interested parties. It provides an overview of the legal framework for the CMA’s powers to seek competition disqualification orders or accept competition disqualification undertakings and the CMA’s approach to the exercise of its powers.

Following a consultation process in July to September 2018, this guidance includes changes made to the previous version of this guidance – OFT510 Director Disqualification Orders in Competition Cases - which was published by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in 2010 and subsequently adopted by the CMA Board.

Please also note:

  • This guidance contains references to Article 101 and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning European Union and to certain institutions of the European Union. For information on the impact of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on this guidance and the CMA’s role, please see:

  • When this guidance was published on 6 February 2019, the CMA withdrew the guidance documents OFT510 Director Disqualification Orders in Competition Cases and OFT1340 Company Directors and Competition Law.

Published 6 February 2019