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Clifford Chance launches Dawn Raids App

26 February 2018

Clifford Chance launches Dawn Raids App

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today launches a Dawn Raids App, a mobile application that provides clients experiencing a raid with real-time, step-by-step guidance on their rights and obligations, as well as instant access to Clifford Chance's specialists to receive immediate advice.

Clifford Chance's Dawn Raids App is the first to offer advice on handling of raids conducted by over 80 regulatory authorities globally, such as, for example, raids conducted by judiciary and administrative authorities, including competition, tax and market authorities and more. The first version of the App was launched in France in June 2017 and the global edition, which covers 15 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States, has been developed in response to growing demand from clients.

Charles-Henri Boeringer, counsel in Clifford Chance's Litigation and Dispute Resolution (L&DR) practice based in Paris says, "Clients regularly look to us for advice and guidance on a range of complex issues, and in the case of dawn raids, the first step is simple advice, delivered quickly." 

Clifford Chance's Dawn Raids App provides practical guidance quickly and easily on users' smartphones. It answers a range of practical questions on a country by country basis under local law, as well as the following features:

  • A clear and simple platform to access the correct country.
  • Coverage of practical advice and local administrative and criminal laws in 15 jurisdictions.
  • Information and advice about over 80 regulatory and judiciary authorities, including administrative regulators (market abuse, antitrust, labor, data protection) and judiciary.
  • Ability to contact a local Clifford Chance specialist directly through the App.

Clifford Chance has deep knowledge and extensive experience in advising companies experiencing a dawn raid conducted by regulatory authorities in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Katrin Schallenberg, a partner in the firm's Paris-based antitrust practice says, "At Clifford Chance we understand the value we can offer our clients when we combine our expertise with the latest technology, to deliver the very best service. Urgency and local information are particularly pertinent in the context of dawn raids and we are delighted to launch this App internationally."

The firm has long shown its commitment to embracing technology to deliver the very best in client service. In 2016, the firm announced a partnership with Kira to enhance legal process management with Artificial Intelligence software and in 2017, it joined forces with NEOTA to develop an automated toolkit to help financial institutions to assess and address the impacts of MiFID2 regulation.

If you have any queries or would like to have further information on this App, please contact your Clifford Chance relationship team.