The English High Court rules on the right of the Office of Fair Trading to close a competition act investigation due to resource constraints (Cityhook (Cornwall))

Background Cityhook Limited ("Cityhook") was founded in 1999 by three British engineers to exploit a patented technology invented by one of its founders. The patented technology consisted of a foreshore ducting system for drilling a tunnel under the foreshore and sea-bed to enable the reception within the duct of a number of submarine fibre optic cables. The new technology supposedly offered speed and certainty in the landing of cables as compared to traditional arrangements. Any party wishing to bring cables onto the UK land mass needs to make an agreement with the landowners over or under whose land any of the communication lines run. Most cables between Europe and North America land on or exit from beaches in Cornwall and South West England. Much of this land is owned and

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  • Pinsent Masons (London)

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Robert Eriksson, The English High Court rules on the right of the Office of Fair Trading to close a competition act investigation due to resource constraints (Cityhook (Cornwall)), 20 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 25091

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