The ECJ Advocate General Trstenjak delivers opinion in Irish beef case (Beef Industry Development and Barry Brothers)

On 4 September 2008, Advocate General Trstenjak gave her opinion on a preliminary reference from the Irish Supreme Court to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning a case between the Irish Competition Authority, on the one hand, and the Beef Industry Development Society Ltd (BIDS) and Barry Brothers (Carrigmore) Meats Limited(Barry Brothers), on the other hand. The question referred by the Irish Supreme Court concerned whether an agreement between beef processors, which aims to reduce overcapacity in the beef processing industry, restricts competition. The Advocate General opined that the agreement does indeed restrict competition and is therefore in breach of Article 81 EC. Irish beef processors representing approximately 93% of the Irish market for the supply of beef formed

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Richard Burton, The ECJ Advocate General Trstenjak delivers opinion in Irish beef case (Beef Industry Development and Barry Brothers), 4 September 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2008, Art. N° 44677

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