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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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No approved records of interviews, no dawn raids: ECJ quashes commission decision to carry out unannounced inspections due to its failure to comply with recording obligations

13 April 2023

On 9 March 2023, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued three substantially similar judgments (Judgments), in relation to Intermarché, Casino and Intermarché Casino Achats respectively (Parties). In its Judgments, the ECJ annulled the European Commission (EC) decisions (Decisions) allowing dawn raids to be conducted on the Parties.

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