A dawn raid is an unplanned on-site inspection to investigate anti-competitive agreements or other conduct potentially violating antitrust law.

The number of dawn raids is on the rise, with the Competition Markets Authority, Serious Fraud Office, Payment Systems Regulator and European Commission increasingly using them as a key investigative tool.

This webinar broadcast on 17 July from 12.30pm to 1.30pm looks at what is meant by a dawn raid, how to prepare for it, and how you can protect your client’s interests if you are raided.

It also covers a summary of recent developments in case law and practice.

This webinar covers:

  • dawn raid case law and procedure
  • best practices for in-house and private practitioners
  • criminal defence issues
  • case studies and examples


Omar Shah, partner, Morgan Lewis

Omar represents clients in complex global cartel investigations and civil proceedings for damages for breach of antitrust laws, as well as in merger control procedures and on antitrust matters, particularly those involving the intersection of competition law with media/communications regulation.

His practice involves representing clients before UK, EC and other competition authorities, courts and tribunals, and in commercial and regulatory litigation proceedings, including judicial reviews.

Jasminder Nakhwal, parter, Peters & Peters

Specialising in all aspects of business crime with extensive experience in cartel defence work, Jasminder is well versed in complex extradition proceedings and is particularly renowned for her successful handling on Interpol red notices.

This webinar is inclusive to Competition Section members