The Irish Competition Authority wins beef industry case (Beef Industry Development Society)

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Ireland: The Competition Authority wins Beef Industry Case* On 26 January 2011, the Competition Authority has won court proceedings in which it challenged the compatibility with EU and Irish competition provisions of an agreement between competitors to reduce capacity in the Irish beef processing industry. The structure of the proposed scheme (which was never implemented) involved the establishment by the principal participants in the beef processing sector of a corporate vehicle, the Beef Industry Development Society Limited (BIDS). Under the scheme, the major players in the industry agreed to pay those players who would

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European Competition Network Brief, The Irish Competition Authority wins beef industry case (Beef Industry Development Society), 26 January 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Amicus curiae, Art. N° 35675

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