The competition authorities appear to have stepped up the number of unannounced inspections causing considerable disruption to many businesses. In some cases this can result in costly legal proceedings and substantial fines and in certain circumstances may lead to disqualification for company directors.
It is very important that you understand what powers the OFT and European Commission can wield and what is involved in a competition claim or Dawn Raid. You will need to stay calm and co-operative, assess where you stand and ensure your business continuity strategy is employed without delay.
The team has extensive experience in handling private follow on actions for damages for breach of competition law in the High Court or Competition Appeals Tribunal and stand-alone competition claims in the High court for damages and injunctions.
We have a dedicated team of Competition Law and Dawn Raid specialists who are experienced in handling high pressure situations and can offer our clients hands-on training to ensure they properly understand the understand the intricacies of competition law and are prepared for an unannounced inspection.
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