The European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition has recently imposed hefty fines on several companies for procedural failures relating to dawn-raids in antitrust investigations. This practice has gotten the attention of antitrust practitioners and the corporate world. Yet, there is little Commission guidance and the topic is not covered in the Commission’s manual of procedures. In the US, the government may arrive unexpectedly to execute a search warrant or question individuals in criminal antitrust investigations against individuals, and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has been very aggressive in gathering evidence under these circumstances. The two regimes share some similarities, but also involve important distinctions.

In this 30 minute teleconference, Mayer Brown’s antitrust partner Robert Klotz (Brussels) discusses key elements in the current dawn-raid practice with a particular focus on the rights and duties of those investigated.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CEST
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BST
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT
10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. HKT

Teleconference Access
Instructions for accessing the program will be sent prior to the event.

For additional information, please email Suzanne Chandler or telephone +44 20 3130 8416.