Dawn Raids by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission set to change following Landmark Supreme Court Decision

14-07-2017

On 29 May 2017, the Supreme Court handed down judgments in relation to the search and seizure powers of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC“). The judgments concern an appeal by the CCPC of a High Court decision in favour of CRH plc (“CRH”) and others arising from a dawn raid in May 2015 at the premises of CRH’s subsidiary, Irish Cement Limited (“ICL“). All five judges of the Supreme Court hearing the case dismissed the CCPC’s appeal.

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