Thursday, April 01, 2010

Director Rules: Briatore, competition law and the Fit & Proper Persons Test

Flavio Briatore's ban from motor sport remains in place while the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile appeals a French court's decision to overturn the ban, which has resulted in Briatore resigning as a Director of Queens Park Rangers. This has brought the Football League's Fit and Proper Persons Test (FPPT) under the microscope once more. David Winnie, former professional footballer and now a Lawyer with Hammonds' Sports Group, explains Briatore's situation and analyses whether the FPPT would survive a challenge under competition law.

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