Ruling of the President (Application to extend the confidentiality ring - non-confidential version)

Neutral citation:

[2008] CAT 9


30 Apr 2008



Ruling of the President (sitting alone) in respect of an application by Sky for the confidentiality ring to be extended to include two external financial advisers (instructed by Sky) so that they could review two documents submitted by ITV to the Commission.

In reaching his decision, the President noted that the documents in question were highly sensitive and that their disclosure to non-legal advisers was not necessary to enable Sky to mount its challenge to the rationality of the Commission’s findings.

Accordingly, the application was refused.

This is an unofficial summary prepared by the Registry of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.