Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 291 (Mar)
Court: Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal, Scotland
Judge:

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC (The President), Professor A Bain and Miss P Quigley

Representation Nicholas Green QC (instructed by Herbert Smith) for the applicant.
  Mark Hoskins (instructed by the Director General of Fair Trading) for the Director.
  Fergus Randolph (instructed by Shoosmiths) for the intervenor.
Judgment Dates: 19 March 2002

Catchwords

Competition - Rules on competition - Abuse of dominant position - Pricing of advertising space in newspapers - Relevant market - Whether Director General defining relevant market correctly - .

The Case

On an appeal by the applicant against the decision of the Director General that the applicant had abused a dominant position in the market for the supply of advertising space in local newspapers in the Aberdeen area the tribunal set aside the decision on the grounds that the treatment in the decision of the relevant product market was inadequate and remitted the matter to the director for further consideration.

Practice Areas

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