Dawn Raids: When the Authorities are Pounding on Your Door
26 June 2013, 12:00 PM CEST
Host: Jean-Victor Prevost
Presenters: Kim Bronselaer, Muriel Feraud-Courtin, and Felix Skala
Increasingly, European prosecutors, tax, and antitrust authorities are conducting unannounced searches of businesses suspected of non-compliance with a range of laws and regulations. How can corporate decision makers and in-house counsels take effective measures to be prepared for a dawn raid? We'll discuss:
- Do's and don'ts during an antitrust investigation, including practical insights about the typical course of a search and a company's rights and obligations.
- For tax purposes, maintaining transparent documentation of tax positions and other records tax authorities might inspect.
- Food fraud in France and investigations resulting from the horse meat scandal in Europe, and procedures usually followed by French authorities during unannounced audits.
Understand your company's rights and learn how you can prepare for an unexpected audit or investigation.