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Dawn Raids in Practice: Advanced Competition Law Training

  • The conduct of inspections by the European Commission and by the NCAs
  • Due process aspects in the light of CJEU and ECtHR case law

Rome, 29 September 2022 – 30 September 2022

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After a period of temporary suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission and national competition authorities have resumed the conduct of surprise inspections at the premises of undertakings investigated for competition law infringements.

This seminar is aimed at providing a thorough and detailed overview of the conduct of dawn raids 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.

Key topics

  • Essential stages of the dawn raid
  • Main issues that arise during an inspection
  • Reasonable grounds for suspicion and fishing expeditions
  • Objecting v 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?

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

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code
by 29 August 2022
after 29 August 2022
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
  • 10 % by 29.08.2022
  • 20 % by 29.07.2022

Discounts available

  • EU and ERA Patrons
    Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.
  • Young lawyers and other groups
    Young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on request); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions.
  • Discount Voucher Code
    If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the voucher code field when you register.

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Important note
If you register for the face-to-face event and due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are obliged to hold the event online-only, you will have the option either to switch to the online-only event or to cancel your participation at no cost.


Conference Organisers


Accommodation: Hotel Recommendation
There are special rates for ERA participants

Hotel Buenos Aires
Via Clitunno, 9
00198 Roma - Italia
t. +39 06.8554854
  • Daily rate for single room € 105.00 breakfast included + € 4 per person tourist tax.
  • Daily rate for double room for single use € 120.00 breakfast included + € 4 per person tourist tax.
Hotel Villa Grazioli-Roma
Via Salaria, 241
00199 Roma
tel. 06/8416587

  • Sgl room: 110,00 € bb per night (continental buffet and hot American brkfst)
  • Dbl room: 130,00 € bb per night ( continental buffet and hot American brfst)
  • City tax: 6,00 € pnt p.p.: not included
Please contact the hotels directly, indicating the reference (Preferential price for ERA group).

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