The Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules 2003

Requests for confidential treatment

53.  (1)  A request for the confidential treatment of any document or part of a document filed in connection with proceedings before the Tribunal shall be made in writing by the person who submitted the document at the latest within 14 days after filing the document indicating the relevant words, figures or passages for which confidentiality is claimed and supported in each case by specific reasons and, if so directed by the Registrar, the person making the request must supply a non-confidential version of the relevant document.

(2) No request for confidential treatment made in disregard of this rule or outside the period provided under paragraph (1) shall be permitted unless the Tribunal considers that the circumstances are exceptional.

(3) In the event of a dispute as to whether confidential treatment should be accorded, the Tribunal shall decide the matter after hearing the parties, taking into account the matters referred to in paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 4 to the 2002 Act.