Contributed By Nysingh Advocaten-Notarissen N.V
Investigations can be triggered in four ways:
Depending on the information that the ACM receives, it will gather more data on market positions before taking further investigative steps. If the case so requires, economic analyses and digital desk research may be conducted, or collaboration with other authorities such as public prosecution and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) may be sought (see also 3.4 Inter-Agency Co-operation/Co-ordination, below).
The ACM also has the option to start sector inquiries.
After these steps, most of the time the ACM will carry out a dawn raid, copy documents and digital data and interview employees.