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Australia: Clayton Utz mobile app aids firms raided by antitrust regs

 |  September 4, 2014

Australian law firm Clayton Utz has reportedly developed a mobile application for smartphones that aims to help companies’ legal teams adequately prepare for and respond to dawn raids conducted by antitrust authorities.

According to reports, Clayton Utz’s “The Dawn Raid App” allows lawyers to find which regulator is raiding the company. The app also gives instructions on how those lawyers should respond to the searches and how to adequately prepare for interaction with authorities.

The app automatically sends emails to staff alerting them to the searches, say reports, and notifies employees to fully cooperate with regulators.

According to the law firm, the app was developed in response to regulators’ recent decision to take advantage of technology by searching emails, text messages and other technological data. The mobile app, the firm says, levels the playing field for companies that may find a sudden investigation upon them without knowing why.

According to Clayton Utz, more than 100 businesses downloaded the app on its first day of launch.

Full content: International Business Times

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