CAT 3
3 Feb 2010
Ruling of the Tribunal on applications by OFCOM and T-Mobile (UK) Limited for their costs in respect of an appeal brought by VIP Communications Limited. The Tribunal considered that the costs in the proceedings fell into two categories: firstly, costs incurred by OFCOM and T-Mobile in defending an unsuccessful application for interim relief made by VIP part way through the proceedings in 2006; and secondly, the costs of the substantive proceedings. In relation to the first category, the Tribunal ruled that the suspension imposed by the Tribunal in April 2007 pending resolution of the appeal should be lifted and that the obligation to pay those costs should come into effect upon the terms ordered. In relation to the second category, the Tribunal held that VIP should pay OFCOM’s reasonable costs and that there should be no further order for costs as between T-Mobile and VIP.
This is an unofficial summary prepared by the Registry of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.