The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal widens the scope for the Office of Fair Trading to close a case based on administrative priority (Cityhook)

The facts On 21 February 2002, Cityhook made a complaint to the OFT about an alleged collective boycott of Cityhook in relation to its submarine cable laying and landing technology by the United Kingdom Cable Protection Committee (‘UKCPC'), and in relation to the collective setting of fees required for landing cables (wayleave fees) by the UKCPC and certain of its members. On 1 August 2002, the OFT opened an investigation under section 25 of the Competition Act 1998 (‘CA98') to examine whether the UKCPC and/or its members had entered into an agreement collectively to set the level of wayleave fees paid for landing cables, which had its object or effect the restriction of competition in the market for provision of

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Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal widens the scope for the Office of Fair Trading to close a case based on administrative priority (Cityhook), 3 April 2007, e-Competitions April 2007, Art. N° 14875

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