Searches of company premises (dawn raids) by the prosecution, the police, antitrust authorities or tax investigators are by no means unusual. Investigating authorities search business premises and production sites alike, seize documents and electronic data.
Apart from these sometimes considerable disruptions, companies are also exposed to further risks, particularly if assets are to be disgorged and monetary fines are being threatened.
We advise and represent a wide variety of corporate clients under these circumstances. We also take on the coordination of complex large-scale proceedings when a great number of employees or even the entire business practice of a company have come under the prosecuting authorities’ scrutiny.