The competition authorities (European, national or regional) can inspect companies without prior notice. It is important that the company and its staff are prepared to deal with and manage this situation.
Would you know how to act in a competition inspection? Know the main dos and don’ts
The Action Plan for Inspections by Competition Authorities offers general recommendations for competition inspections. It also contains action guides, including a specific guide for each group of employees, who will participate in the initial response process before an inspection, as well as a specific action guide for inspections in private homes and for remote inspections, and it highlights the most important steps to follow.