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Threat of Antitrust "Dawn Raids" in Indonesia

by DLA Piper on

"Dawn raids" - unannounced searches of businesses and residences - are a tool of choice for antitrust investigators worldwide. By arriving without warning to scrutinize records, seize equipment and data, and question...more

2017 Mid-Year Global Cartel Enforcement Report

by Morgan Lewis on

Fines significantly down, several enforcement firsts and a strong pipeline of new, mainly domestic cartel cases around the world....more

WIN Wise: Dawn Raids - are you prepared? Our top 10 tips for in-house lawyers

by DLA Piper on

Early on Wednesday morning, while the majority of us were only just beginning our day, some 180 HMRC investigators were deployed to a number of premises pertaining to two prominent English football clubs, including a...more

2016 Global Cartel Enforcement Report

by Morgan Lewis on

Authorities launched new criminal probes, obtained guilty pleas from companies and executives and imposed hefty fines as aggressive enforcement continued. Several significant developments occurred in cartel enforcement...more

The French Competition Authority imposes record fine for gun jumping practices

by White & Case LLP on

On 8 November 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) published a press release announcing that it imposed a fine of EUR 80 million on the Altice Group (Altice Luxembourg and SFR Group) for implementing two transactions...more

General Court Confirms that the Commission May Rely on Lawfully Seized Recordings Even if Made Unlawfully by a Third Party

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 8 September 2016 the General Court (“GC”) dismissed Heiploeg’s appeal against the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision in Shrimps (AT.39633) and confirmed that the Commission may rely on recordings seized lawfully...more

Antitrust Matters - July 2016

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the July issue of DLA Piper's quarterly Antitrust Matters newsletter, which brings you antitrust and competition news from all around the world. While we reflect on the UK's decision to leave the European...more

Business and privacy law

by DLA Piper on

Recently a wealthy and high profile entertainer has gone all the way to the Supreme Court in a successful attempt to prevent publication of an account of their private life. The unnamed claimant was relying on basic human...more

Dawn raids: How to prepare for, manage, and mitigate the increasing risk to multinational tech companies

by White & Case LLP on

Dawn raids and enforcement actions throughout Europe are becoming more and more prevalent. And increasingly, the targets of these raids are multinational tech companies with foreign headquarters, which through their global...more

The EU Commission Should Provide Concrete Reasons for Requesting Information

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The statement of reasons of a decision requesting information from a company must be appropriate and disclose the purpose of the request so that the company can provide the Commission with the information necessary to that...more

How Not To Carry Out Dawn Raids: Supreme Court Sets New Rules

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Unannounced inspections of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (dawn raids) have recently become more and more frequent. They represent a very intrusive interference and certainly a most unpleasant encounter, as...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – October 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On 14 September 2015, an individual (Nigel Snee) was sentenced by a UK court to six months of imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, for committing the criminal “cartel offence”. He was also ordered to do 120 hours of...more

Court of Justice Finds Deutsche Bahn Dawn Raids Illegal

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Commission’s dawn raids of Deutsche Bahn’s premises were illegal because improperly discovered documents triggered the action. Summary - On 18 June 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) partly allowed...more

Dawn raids under scrutiny again by European Human Rights Court

by White & Case LLP on

ECtHR rules that French dawn raids in Vinci/GTM case breached fundamental rights - The European Court of Human Rights (the “ECtHR”) has ruled in the Vinci case that the circumstances surrounding the electronic removal of...more

UK FCA Focuses Increased Scrutiny on Asset Managers

by Dechert LLP on

Regulators across the globe are intensifying their focus on enforcing the regulation of the asset management industry. Over the last twelve months, the global Financial Stability Board, the International Monetary Fund, the US...more

Belgium: Belgian Competition Council Conducts Dawn Raid At The National Lottery

by DLA Piper on

Belgian media reported today that the Belgian competition authority conducted surprise inspections at the offices of the National Lottery. The raids began on Tuesday (23 July 2013), and were conducted by Belgium's Competition...more

Antitrust Bulletin - Vol. 5, No. 2

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

In this Issue: - Focus On The Federal Trade Commission - Supreme Court Decision in FTC v. Actavis Provides Guidance on Pay-for-Delay - DOJ Prevails on Liability in eBooks Antitrust Case in the Southern District...more

Seizure of Electronic Data: Dawn Raid Inspection Guidance Revised

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In an era when the vast majority of written communications are made by electronic means, a company’s obligations to cooperate with Commission officials in an “antitrust dawn raid” extend to the granting of access to all...more

REGULATORY: EU Competition Law: European Commission opens two abuse of dominance inquiries against Bulgarian and Romanian Energy...

by King & Spalding on

The European Commission (“Commission”) has announced two formal proceedings to investigate potential competition law violations by energy companies in Eastern Europe. The Commission is investigating whether Bulgarian Energy...more

REGULATORY: EU Competition Law: The Cost of Compliance – Breaking Seals in European Commission Investigations By Suzanne Rab

by King & Spalding on

The Court of Justice of the EU (“Court of Justice”) has dismissed an appeal by the German energy company E.ON Energie AG (“E.ON”) against a lower court’s judgment upholding a European Commission (“Commission”) decision...more

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