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Dawn Raids in Practice

Advanced Competition Law Training


This seminar is part of ERA’s series of advanced training courses on EU competition law. It 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 and enhance participants’ knowledge through practical 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

Who should attend?

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


26 Sep 2024 @ 09:00 am

27 Sep 2024 @ 12:45 pm

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours


Mediterranean Conference Centre

Old Hospital Street

1645 Il-Belt Valletta


Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-0

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-90


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