Dawn raids are back on the agenda for competition authorities – is your company prepared?
Dawn raids are firmly back on the competition authorities’ agenda. Recent European Commission dawn raids in the animal health and wood pulp sectors signal the start of a new wave of unannounced inspections across Europe over the coming months, which will concern many different sectors and different types of suspected competition law violations. Now is therefore the right time to review and update companies’ internal dawn raid response strategies, to ensure that they are effective and adapted to “modern” dawn raids.
Our dawn raid guidance below provides a helpful summary of issues that a company should consider when updating its internal dawn raid response strategy, as well as a list of key “DOs” and “DON’Ts” that should guide a company during an inspection.