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Rude Awakening

Dawn-raid training can help companies prepare for the unexpected.

May 11, 2009

What does it take to jolt you into life each morning? A strong cup of coffee? How about an army of competition officials marching into your office without warning?

In March, the European Commission led such a dawn raid — "unannounced inspections," to use the commission's terminology — on the headquarters of EDF, a French energy firm, after it became concerned about potential illegal conduct that "may include actions to raise prices on the French wholesale electricity market." Read more...

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