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Dawn Raid

In the event of an unannounced company visit by a supervisory authority, also called a dawn raid, legal assistance is crucial. Houthoff's experienced teams of lawyers are on standby 24/7 to assist you during such a dawn raid. Do you need immediate assistance? Call the emergency number or contact one of our lawyers. Do you want to know more about how you can prepare yourself for an unexpected visit by one of the authorities? Please refer to our 'Houthoff Dawn Raid App'.

Houthoff Dawn Raid App

The Houthoff Dawn Raid App provides legal and practical information on expected and unexpected visits by Dutch authorities. The App shows how you can prepare yourself for a dawn raid and what the best things are to do or not do when an authority pays you a visit. Using the 'Direct Support' application, you can directly call our Dawn Raid Team for immediate assistance.

In the App you will find specific information about the following authorities:
  • European CommissionNetherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)
  • Data Protection Authority (AP)
  • Environment Agency (Omgevingsdienst)
  • Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate (SZW)
  • Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD)/Public Prosecution Service (OM)/Police
  • Healthcare Authority (NZa)
  • Inspectorate for Health and Youth Care (IGJ)
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority(NVWA) / the Controlling Authority for Milk and Milk products (COKZ)

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About Houthoff
With 300 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers, Houthoff is one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands. We are an independent law firm with a strong international focus and offices in Brussels, London and New York, and representatives in Houston, Singapore and Tokyo. Our clients include listed companies, large financial institutions, private equity firms and government bodies, all of whom set high demands and require inventive solutions.

Houthoff does not store personal data that is acquired by downloading or using this application. Houthoff will not share this information with third parties. The purpose of the Houthoff Dawn Raid App is to provide information and this is not meant to be legal advice. Although the information in this application has been compiled with the greatest possible care, Houthoff does not accept any liability for information that may be incorrect, or the consequences of this. Houthoff is the owner of all the intellectual property rights of this application.