The EU Commission revises guidance on the conduct of dawn raids

On 18 March 2013, the Commission published revised guidance on the conduct of on-the-spot inspections at the business premises of companies suspected of having engaged in anti- competitive behaviour. The main aim of the revision is to reflect rapid technological changes in the last few years as well as a number of recent landmark cases relating to dawn raid procedures. It is thus generally considered as a codification and update of the Commission’s current practice in this area. In particular, the guidance spells out the procedure for seizing and copying data held on computers and storage devices. Under Regulation 1/2003, the Commission has broad powers of investigation during competition investigations, including the power to conduct dawn raids at business premises. In this respect,

L'accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés

Déjà abonné ? Identifiez-vous

L’accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés.

Lire gratuitement un article

Vous pouvez lire cet article gratuitement en vous inscrivant.


Version PDF


  • Court of First Instance of Namur (Namur)


Martin Favart, The EU Commission revises guidance on the conduct of dawn raids, 18 mars 2013, e-Competitions March 2013, Art. N° 58160

Visites 229

Tous les numéros

  • Latest News issue 
  • Tous les News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • Tous les Special issues