The UK Competition Authority issues its first fine for concealing documents during a dawn raid (Fender)

On 17 April 2018, the CMA carried out a dawn raid at the premises of Fender Musical Instruments Europe Limited ("Fender"), a guitar manufacturer based in England, launching an investigation under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 ("CA98") and Article 101 TFEU. Section 27 of the CA98 gives the CMA the power to carry out dawn raids at business premises.

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  • Bird & Bird (London)
  • Bird & Bird (London)

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Ariane Le Strat, Peter Willis, The UK Competition Authority issues its first fine for concealing documents during a dawn raid (Fender), 20 March 2019, e-Competitions March 2019, Art. N° 94617

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