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Regulatory Enforcement and Dawn Raids

Regulatory Enforcement and Dawn Raids

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We advise on competition investigations by EU and Irish regulators, including in particular by competition regulators.  We act for clients subject to investigations and clients reporting issues to a regulator, advising on all stages of an investigation from attending a Dawn Raid, witness summons, information requests, leniency applications, internal investigations, settlement negotiations, litigation and implementing remedies.

We have also developed a “Dawn Raid – Smart Response” app. The app is the first of its kind in Ireland, and helps companies manage a key risk: being subject to a regulatory dawn raid. The app can be customised to clients’ needs. It facilitates smooth management of a raid, preparedness for a raid, and provides insight into our unparalleled expertise in this area.

Experience Highlights

We have advised;

  • On dawn raids and witness summonses in connection with the ongoing EU Commission and CCPC investigations of the Irish motor insurance sector, including attending a four-day dawn raid by the EU Commission in 2017.
  • A global ticketing company in connection with the CCPC’s ongoing investigation of the secondary ticketing market
  • Clients subject to ‘Enforcement Decisions’ identifying abuses of dominance and remedies
  • On the majority of recent cartel investigations by the CCPC, including making applications under the CCPC’s leniency programme and advising on criminal law aspects of investigations
  • On conducting mock dawn raids to test clients’ preparedness for a dawn raid.

We advise on competition investigations by EU and Irish regulators, including in particular by competition regulators.  We act for clients subject to investigations and clients reporting issues to a regulator, advising on all stages of an investigation from attending a Dawn Raid, witness summons, information requests, leniency applications, internal investigations, settlement negotiations, litigation and implementing remedies.

We have also developed a “Dawn Raid – Smart Response” app. The app is the first of its kind in Ireland, and helps companies manage a key risk: being subject to a regulatory dawn raid. The app can be customised to clients’ needs. It facilitates smooth management of a raid, preparedness for a raid, and provides insight into our unparalleled expertise in this area.


We have advised;

  • On dawn raids and witness summonses in connection with the ongoing EU Commission and CCPC investigations of the Irish motor insurance sector, including attending a four-day dawn raid by the EU Commission in 2017.
  • A global ticketing company in connection with the CCPC’s ongoing investigation of the secondary ticketing market
  • Clients subject to ‘Enforcement Decisions’ identifying abuses of dominance and remedies
  • On the majority of recent cartel investigations by the CCPC, including making applications under the CCPC’s leniency programme and advising on criminal law aspects of investigations
  • On conducting mock dawn raids to test clients’ preparedness for a dawn raid.


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