Bowater & ors v NIS Signs Ltd (in liquidation) & ors - TUPE exemption applied where company was in liquidation, even where that was "engineered"

Even where a company opted (under pressure from prospective buyer) to go into liquidation specifically to avoid TUPE by way of Reg 8(7), nonetheless this was not a sham, or improper, provided the aim was to liquidate that company's assets. Administration (rather than liquidation), if being conducted with that aim, will also fall within Reg 8(7) as "analogous insolvency proceedings".

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