Competition Investigations & Dawn Raids: An overview of EU and national case law

Nathalie Jalabert-Doury is the editor of the critically acclaimed book by Concurrences "Competition Inspections in 21 Jurisdictions". Click here to access the book.

1. Introduction For many months, competition inspections have been impossible, at a time Competition Authorities were concerned about potential practices on scarce products and medical supplies and more largely about the impact of crisis on coordination risks. In addition, and for quite some time now, Competition Authorities have seen a sharp decrease in leniency applications almost everywhere, calling for additional detection tools. The inability to perform dawn raids therefore was immediately seen as a threat to efficient competition enforcement. As Authorities had to wait, new techniques have been developed in order to investigate remotely as much as possible, IT investigation methodologies and tools have also been refined and Covid protocols have been adopted. Eventually, cases

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