Continuing its excellent work on promoting competition law compliance, the UK CMA published on 24 January 2017 an updated competition law risk short guide.

This follows the first case of a UK director being disqualified after his company broke competition law. In December 2016, a managing director of an online poster supplier gave an undertaking not to act as a director of any UK company for five years after his company was found to have been part of an online price-fixing cartel. (See our January 2017 European Competition Law Newsletter.)

Alongside the updated risk guide, the CMA has also published a one-page 60-second summary looking specifically at director disqualification with advice for company directors.

These are very useful documents to use alongside the tailored competition law compliance programme which every company, large or small, that is active in the EU should have in place.