Bavarian Lager, an importer of German beer, requested the European Commission to disclose the names of participants in a meeting between the Commission, the UK authorities and the Confédération des Brasseurs du Marché Commun concerning exclusive purchasing contracts. The Commission disclosed some, but not all, of the information requested, arguing that Bavarian Lager had not established that the disclosure of individuals’ names was needed to protect its interests. Bavarian Lager applied to the Court of First Instance (CFI) for the annulment of this decision. The CFI held that, in this case, disclosure of the names of representatives of a collective body would not affect the protection of the privacy and integrity of the individuals concerned. The CFI therefore annulled the Commission’s decision.