A dawn raid is an unannounced inspection by the competition authorities. Often, the authorities will come to inspect whether the company is involved in a violation of the competition rules and to preserve evidence of any violations.
During the inspection, the competition authorities will investigate the company and collect both physical and electronic data.
It is important to be prepared and capable of responding promptly when the authorities arrive. Horten’s Dawn Raid guide provides an overview of some of the key focus areas during a dawn raid.
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