Preparing Your Business for a Dawn Raid

When: Tue, April 22, 8:30am – 2:00pm, 2014
Where: Wisma FMM, No. 3 Persiaran Dagang, Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 350
Brochure: FMM

Competition authorities around the world are empowered to search company premises looking for evidence of a competition law infringement. Such search and seizure is commonly known as a dawn raid.

The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) has dawn raid powers provided under Sections 25 and 26 of the Competition Act 2010 which it can use during an investigation.  The seminar will explain:
  • When a dawn raid might occur
  • The powers the MyCC have under the Competition Act, including power to search and seize computers, management meeting records, board minutes, files, diaries, mobile phones etc.
  • How the powers are likely to work in practice
  • Your rights and obligations during a dawn raid, including legal privilege, confidentiality and the offences that can be committed for obstructing the search
  • What to do after an MyCC search has been completed 
  • What you can do to prepare your business for a dawn raid before it happens

Speaker Rachel Burgess is a Director of Amicitia, a Malaysian consultancy services company which offers specialist competition law and compliance training and advice. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Courts of England and Wales.

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