If the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") decides to open a formal investigation, it will have at its disposal a full arsenal of investigative tools to obtain evidence of infringement.
In particular, the Commission can carry out surprise on-the-spot inspections (so-called "dawn raid") at a company's premises.
A dawn raid can be a stressful event for a company and its employees. Companies should therefore ensure that they are well prepared for any potential dawn raid.
In Part 6 of this series, we will look at:
- What to do when the inspectors arrive?
- What happens during an inspection?
- How can you protect your interests?