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Dawn Raids

Be prepared

Unannounced inspections or dawn raids by antitrust authorities require a rapid and coordinated response. Linklaters has extensive experience of assisting clients with dawn raids, ensuring a unified and efficient response to regulators across multiple jurisdictions and protecting our clients’ rights in any subsequent cartel or other antitrust investigation.

We support you in responding wherever you are, whenever you need us with our multi-jurisdictional Dawn Raid App and our Global 24/7 Hotline (+44 20 7456 5055).

What we do


We work with you to prepare for a dawn raid including by:

  • assisting with the design, implementation and ongoing assessment of tailored competition compliance programmes;
  • advising on and preparing dawn raid guidelines and procedures for employees to follow in the event of an inspection by competition authorities;
  • providing a fully customised and bespoke version of our Dawn Raid App;
  • conducting a dawn raid response audit to test client procedures for dealing with a dawn raid;
  • providing face-to-face training and e-learning programmes on handling a dawn raid available in several languages (including Mandarin) and offering an economic and effective way of achieving dawn raid readiness.

Our dawn raid app

Dawn raid app iconClick here to access the free, open access version of the Dawn Raid App. Get in touch with us to customise the Dawn Raid App to your organisation and access premium content.

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Tailored user experience

The app covers up to date rules for antitrust authorities in 11 jurisdictions around the globe, with guidance provided in 10 languages. Guidance, instructions and detailed checklists are tailored for users’ roles so each team member – from front of house to legal and IT - can easily work through the information they need in a simple, intuitive format. Our app capitalises on the dawn raid experiences and learnings of Linklaters’ experts worldwide to help your team manage a uniquely demanding crisis situation effectively and calmly – ensuring that everyone complies with their legal obligations.


The app can be used on both mobile devices and computers and features single-click access to our global 24/7 Dawn Raid Hotline.

Click here for instructions for saving the Dawn Raid app to your desktop / home page.


Our app can be customised for your organisation with premium legal content, including:

  • Loading hyperlinked contact details of your legal team into the app to allow your front of house team to directly call or email relevant documents to the lawyers;
  • Pre-loading your usual Linklaters antitrust contacts – putting you quickly in touch with our lawyers who know your business best;
  • Tailoring language and authority content so you have the most relevant material front and centre;
  • Additional premium content customised to your business - including IT protocols, senior management briefing packs, and PR materials;
  • Developing bespoke documentation for your organisation including employee alerts and draft press releases; and
  • Linking to existing software that your company uses, such as Microsoft Teams, allowing in-app functionality to keep your dawn raid response team connected throughout the inspection.

To discuss getting access to the premium version of the app, please reach out to your usual Linklaters contact, or contact

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