Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets Authority
Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of Byrne and Partners LLP
Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets Authority

The following Risk & Compliance practice note produced in partnership with Michael Potts of Byrne and Partners LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Dealing with dawn raids by the Competition and Markets Authority
  • Brexit
  • What is the CMA?
  • Main reasons for a CMA raid
  • Powers
  • Execution of a warrant
  • Without a warrant
  • With a warrant
  • Penalties
  • Further information

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Risk & Compliance?

Brexit

As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. The UK must continue to adhere to its obligations under EU law. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued guidance on how the UK’s exit from the EU affects its powers and processes for competition law enforcement and merger control enforcement during the transition period, towards the end of that period, and after it ends.

What is the CMA?

From 1 April 2014, the CMA took over many of the functions of the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading. The CMA investigates mergers and anti-competitive practices in markets and can enforce a range of consumer protection legislation. In

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