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Dutch competition authority imposes fine on company for deleted chat messages during a dawn raid

The Dutch competition authority (“ACM“) recently confirmed that the obligation to cooperate fully with an inspection/during a dawn raid is of utmost importance and of great relevance to companies under investigation.  On 10 December 2019, the ACM issued an infringement decision fining an unidentified company EUR 1.85 million for obstructing an ACM inspection.  This was

IT Obstruction of Dawn Raids

For the first time, the European Commission has fined a company for the specific violation of obstructing IT searches during a dawn raid (on-the-spot inspection) which was carried out as part of an antitrust investigation. On 28 March 2012, the European Commission fined Czech energy companies Energetický a průmyslový and EP Investment Advisors EUR2.5 million