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EU/UK Antitrust Dawn Raid Support - Common Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

EU/UK Antitrust Dawn Raid Support - Common Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Session

9 May 2024

11:00 AM ‐ 12:15 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

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Level
Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
CPD
1.25 hours
Group bookings
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Introduction

Unannounced inspections or ‘dawn raids’ are used by antitrust authorities to obtain evidence when there are suspicions that individuals or businesses have infringed the antitrust rules. The surprise element of dawn raids offers reassurances to investigators that evidence of a possible infringement will not be destroyed. The conduct of the employees of the company under investigation during a dawn raid can have material consequences on the company’s liability exposure and right of defence.

Many businesses will have protocols for responding to a dawn raid. The issue that these protocols ought to cover - but often don’t - is how to deal with the arrival of digital forensic investigators and dawn raids in domestic premises, as dawn raids are increasingly being carried out through the interrogation of electronic (as opposed to paper) files and often extend to the domestic premises of key individuals.

This virtual classroom session will provide an update on best practices to identify and avoid common pitfalls during a dawn raid in these new scenarios. It is aimed at competition lawyers advising clients on the latest practice for dawn raids and any professional service firm on how their staff can prepare.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive course will cover the following:

  • What is an antitrust dawn raid - some war stories and examples
  • Key differences between the EU and UK
  • Do’s and don’ts during an antitrust dawn raid
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Recent practice with digital forensic and inspections of domestic premises
  • Do’s and don’ts after an antitrust dawn raid is concluded

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.