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Companies Act 2006

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1185Disqualification regulations: supplementary

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(1)Regulations under section 1184 may make different provision for different cases and may in particular distinguish between cases by reference to—

(a)the conduct on the basis of which the person became subject to foreign restrictions;

(b)the nature of the foreign restrictions;

(c)the country or territory under whose law the foreign restrictions were imposed.

(2)Regulations under section 1184(2)(b) or (5) (provision for applications to the court)—

(a)must specify the grounds on which an application may be made;

(b)may specify factors to which the court shall have regard in determining an application.

(3)The regulations may, in particular, require the court to have regard to the following factors—

(a)whether the conduct on the basis of which the person became subject to foreign restrictions would, if done in relation to a UK company, have led a court to make a disqualification order on an application under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46) or the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/3150 (N.I. 4));

(b)in a case in which the conduct on the basis of which the person became subject to foreign restrictions would not be unlawful if done in relation to a UK company, the fact that the person acted unlawfully under foreign law;

(c)whether the person’s activities in relation to UK companies began after he became subject to foreign restrictions;

(d)whether the person’s activities (or proposed activities) in relation to UK companies are undertaken (or are proposed to be undertaken) outside the United Kingdom.

(4)Regulations under section 1184(3) (provision as to undertakings given to the Secretary of State) may include provision allowing the Secretary of State, in determining whether to accept an undertaking, to take into account matters other than criminal convictions notwithstanding that the person may be criminally liable in respect of those matters.

(5)Regulations under section 1184(5) (provision for application to court for permission to act) may include provision—

(a)entitling the Secretary of State to be represented at the hearing of the application, and

(b)as to the giving of evidence or the calling of witnesses by the Secretary of State at the hearing of the application.

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