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Eversheds Sutherland launches Dawn Raids app

Eversheds Sutherland launches Dawn Raids app
  • United Kingdom
  • Global

    07-07-2020

    Using technology to protect our clients’ needs

    Eversheds Sutherland has launched a Dawn Raids application for clients, arming businesses with immediate step-by-step practical guidance on what to do and what not to do in the face of a dawn raid.

    Download the app on Apple Store Download the app on Google Play

    The app draws on the firm’s global competition team’s experience of advising on and handling numerous dawn raids – an unannounced inspection by a competition/anti-trust or criminal investigatory authority, which is a major disruption to any business and could also signal the start of protracted proceedings, potentially leading to:

    • significant fines
    • damages actions
    • criminal prosecutions and imprisonment (in some jurisdictions) for individuals and the disqualification of directors.

    The Dawn Raids app provides:

    • step-by-step practical guidance for employees/businesses
    • contact details of experienced legal advisors to ensure those nearest to the location can attend the raid quickly
    • global coverage across 21 jurisdictions, enabling the Eversheds Sutherland team to defend dawn raids in multiple sites across the EU, US and Asia.

    Kate Newman, a Partner in the Competition, EU and Trade team at Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “Businesses that are the subject of a dawn raid need to be able to take immediate steps and make critical decisions under extreme pressure to ensure their interests, where possible, are protected. This app will enable us to help businesses to navigate these complex situations, providing vital support when they need it most, at the touch of a button.

    “Our lawyers are highly experienced within this remit, successfully advising all types of businesses facing a competition dawn raid, no matter how tense and difficult the circumstances, and all without damaging important regulatory relationships. Our deep understanding of the powers and procedures of the relevant authorities and our extensive experience of managing such situations allow us to advise clients on the practical and strategic issues that are key to steering cases to successful closure.”

    Rachel Broquard, Service Excellence Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “Dawn raids can affect any client in any sector, anywhere in the world. Delivering technology solutions to help them better manage the continuity of their businesses is a key service offering from Eversheds Sutherland, helping to ensure a co-ordinated approach to corporate compliance in an increasingly complex climate.”

    Download the app on Apple Store Download the app on Google Play

    The app is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

    Eversheds Sutherland’s competition team offers a number of additional dawn raid services including training to ensure employees are armed with ‘real’ experience of how to react correctly during a dawn raid and the running of mock dawn raids to test and advise on a company’s existing procedures.

    This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.

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