CAT wrongly refused warrant for CMA to raid domestic premises

On 22 April 2024 the High Court published its ruling in the CMA’s appeal against the CAT’s refusal to grant a dawn raid warrant to search domestic premises. It held that the CAT had erred in its reasoning in relation to warrants to search domestic premises, by setting a higher threshold for justifying a warrant … Read more

Dawn Raid Ready – new HSF dawn raid assistance tool

We are pleased to announce our new app, Dawn Raid Ready, now available in Apple App Store and Google Play.  This quick reference tool will guide users through the essential information required in the event of a competition dawn raid. The app is designed to be user friendly and intuitive for easy use during what … Read more

A curb on extraterritoriality? The CAT finds in favour of BMW’s and VW’s challenges against the extraterritorial application of the CMA’s investigatory powers

On 8 February 2023, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) issued a joint judgment in two cases: BMW AG v CMA and R (on the application of VW AG) v CMA, relating to the territorial scope of the CMA’s information gathering powers under Section 26 of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98). The CAT found that … Read more

Cartel Intel – interview with FTI Consulting Senior Managing Director Ashley Brickles

In advance of the next edition of Cartel Intel, Brussels Partner Daniel Vowden sat down with Ashley Brickles, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, to discuss the changed nature of dawn raid inspections, the new tools and technologies available to antitrust authorities, and the precautions businesses should sensibly be taking to mitigate risks and maximise … Read more