Hong Kong Competition Commission – Dawn Raid Guidelines

Returning to normal – the reemergent risk of dawn raids

Competition regulators have spent the last year using alternative means of gathering information in their investigations. But as they return to a ‘normal’ mode, the risk of dawn raids arises once again. Previously, the Hong Kong Competition Commission has used such unannounced inspections frequently. These can be incredibly disruptive to daily business operations and getting it right from the moment inspectors arrive on-site is crucial to be best defending your rights.

Now seems a good time to dust-off your preparedness. We attach our Dawn Raid Reaction Plan based on our experience handling such inspections in Hong Kong.