By consent the High Court of Northern Ireland ordered on 29 January 2020 that the determination of the first condition under article 13A of the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 in respect of an application by the Competition and Markets Authority against Eoin McCann and Francis McCann be transferred to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“the Transferred Proceedings”).
The case management conference listed for 20 March 2020 at 2pm was vacated. It was relisted for 20 May 2020 and took place as a remote case event.
On 3 June 2020, the Tribunal issued its ruling on a request for disclosure by the Appellant ( CAT 13).
On 15 June 2020, the Tribunal granted Eoin McCann and Francis McCann permission to intervene in the appeal and ordered that the Transferred Proceedings be case managed together with the appeal.
The substantive hearing took place over five days between 5 and 9 October 2020. The Tribunal gave Judgment on 22 December 2020 ( CAT 28).