The UK OFT finds that an exchange of information on independant school fees violates national competition provisions but accepts a "structured settlement" (Independent Schools)

Office of Fair Trading, 20 November 2006, Decision n° CA98/05/2006, Exchange of information on future fees by certain independent fee-paying schools, Case CE/2890-03 http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/ca... In late December 2006, the UK Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") published a decision in which it found the exchange of commercially sensitive information between fee-paying independent schools in the UK to be unlawful under UK competition law. The investigation, one of the largest OFT investigations to date, concluded that 50 independent schools had infringed Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 (the UK's equivalent to Article 81 EC prohibiting anti-competitive agreements) by providing each other information on

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Matthew Giles, The UK OFT finds that an exchange of information on independant school fees violates national competition provisions but accepts a "structured settlement" (Independent Schools), 20 November 2006, e-Competitions November 2006, Art. N° 12743

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