The Dawn Raid App is a compliance tool that guides employees through essential information needed in the event of a dawn raid by antitrust authorities. It includes actionable advice for before, during and after a dawn raid as well as the subsequent investigation. It also outlines key information about a user’s obligations and rights to ensure the company cooperates fully, whilst minimizing disruption and protecting the company’s legal position. The app is an ideal tool to train employees and role-play what to do when a dawn raid occurs. Companies may reach out to external legal counsels directly via the app to receive support.
As dawn raids become increasingly common with authorities imposing significant fines and inspectors appearing simultaneously at different locations in different countries, at different companies (competitors, suppliers, customers) and even the private homes of managers and employees, it’s vital that employees can easily access guidance and support. When employees need advice immediately and at the same time, the company’s legal counsel is not able to sufficiently provide individual advice in time which increases the risk of non-compliant behavior.
With BRYTER, legal departments and law firms can build an application that assists anyone from a receptionist to a manager in the event of a dawn raid. Through an interactive questionnaire, the user first identifies the nature of the raid and other relevant factors. Based on the inputs given, the tool offers specific guidelines and instructions on what to do, whom to contact and how to cooperate with the authorities. The modular logic of the application allows the questionnaire to be adapted to the user’s answers in a scenario-based manner in order to cover many possible circumstances and country specific obligations broken down by authority. The resulting guidance also includes a list of frequently asked questions. If required, the app can be built to include a specific alert feature that notifies the company’s external legal counsel to provide further guidance.
How it works
Through a customizable and user-friendly questionnaire all relevant data is collected and processed. This allows the Dawn Raid App to guide the user step-by-step in a context specific manner.
The user receives tailored advice that accounts for country-specific requirements and explains the required the actions step-by-step. The tool can be connected with other processes (email, text messages to lawyers) to streamline the process of responding to dawn raids.
A dashboard enables the company to keep track of all information received and provided during a dawn raid. This data provides valuable insights and context for the company to offer tailored dawn raid trainings to employees.