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European Commission dawn raids: EU General Court reins in 'fishing expeditions'

On 14 November, the EU General Court ruled in related cases T-135/09 and T-140/09 that the European Commission had been too broad when setting out its mandate for the carrying out of dawn raids at the offices of companies in France and Italy. The Court viewed that the Commission was illegally “fishing” for evidence of possible further anti-competitive activity. In essence, this means that the Commission must confine itself to a specific, targeted sub category when authorising dawn raids.

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    In a speech delivered at the College of Europe in Bruges on 14 January 2013, Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Commissioner responsible for Competition, stated that the Commission hopes to settle around half of its outstanding cartel investigations in 2013, using the settlement procedure instituted in July 2008.

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    On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights.

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7 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 3AR
UK

Firmwide revenue 2012 ($m): 851
Global lawyers 2011: 984
No. of lawyers (Asia Pacific): 31
Offices (Asia Pacific): 1
Headquarters (Asia Pacific): US