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Dawn Raids in Practice: Advanced Competition Law Training

The conduct of inspections by the European Commission and National Competition Authorities • Due process in the light of CJEU and ECtHR case law


This seminar is aimed at providing a thorough and detailed overview of the conduct of dawn raids by the European Commission and national competition authorities in the light of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the case law of the CJEU and of the ECtHR.

The sessions will focus on the main issues that could arise at different stages of the inspection. The participants will deepen their knowledge through participation in practical workshops and exercises.

Key topics

  • Essential stages of the dawn raid
  • Main issues that arise during an inspection
  • Reasonable grounds for suspicion and fishing expeditions
  • Objecting vs obstructing
  • Gathering of digital evidence
  • Handling of legally privileged documents, business secrets and other confidential information
  • The impact of the ECN+ Directive
  • Dawn Raids under the DMA

Who should attend?

Staff of national competition authorities, EU officials, lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel.


22 June 2023 @ 09:00 AM

23 June 2023 @ 12:45 PM

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours

Timezone: 0


Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH)

1 Riadó utca



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-0

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-90


[email protected]

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