Topic: Dawn raids

Former enforcers clash over cooperating with FBI

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and three former antitrust enforcers have disagreed over whether competition lawyers should advise companies to speak with FBI agents during so-called “knock-and-talk” interviews.

28 June 2022

An interview with Benoît Cœuré

Lawmakers confirmed Benoît Cœuré as the new head of France’s Competition Authority in January, following the sudden and unexpected departure of his predecessor, Isabelle de Silva. In an interview with GCR, Cœuré spoke about accusations of political interference, the need to build bridges with sector regulators and the importance of merger control in preventing excessive market power in digital markets.

24 June 2022

GCR Live: Law Leaders Asia-Pacific returns to Singapore

The heads of competition authorities in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei are set to speak at GCR Live: Law Leaders Asia-Pacific in August.

22 June 2022

EU raids water infrastructure companies

The European Commission has raided multiple companies that construct networks and treatment plants for drinking water and wastewater on suspicion that they rigged bids for tenders involving EU funds.

14 June 2022

Sweden drops obstruction case against bread company

Sweden’s Competition Authority has cancelled its first-ever investigation into a company it accused of obstructing an ongoing cartel probe, a year after it gained the power to sanction such behaviour.

01 June 2022

EU raids fashion companies

The European Commission has raided companies in several member states active in the fashion industry.

19 May 2022

CMA warns businesses against exploiting cost of living crisis

A senior official at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has warned potential cartelists that the enforcer will take action – including dawn raids – against businesses using the cost of living crisis as an “excuse” to collectively raise prices.

11 May 2022

Netherlands raids street furniture companies

The Dutch competition authority has searched several companies in the market for roadside equipment as part of an alleged bid-rigging probe.

21 April 2022

EU confirms first home raid in recent memory

A senior official at the European Commission has confirmed the agency raided the home of a company employee implicated in a cartel investigation “for the first time in many years”, while warning that it intends to use such powers more often.

06 April 2022

EU and Germany raid Gazprom in abuse probe

The European Commission and Germany’s Federal Cartel Office have raided multiple companies in the natural gas sector – including Gazprom, according to press reports – over suspected abuse of dominance concerns.

31 March 2022

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