Contributed By Nysingh Advocaten-Notarissen N.V
The ACM has the power to conduct interviews with any company employee. This power is not limited to the official representatives of the company but can involve any of the employees that may be relevant for the ACM’s investigation. Interviews may be held on the spot during a dawn raid as well as afterwards. They may take place at the company’s premises or at the ACM’s offices. The ACM contends that a company’s employee is obliged to answer questions, although he or she has the right not to answer questions that could incriminate his or her employer. Counsel are allowed to attend interviews. ACM officials take minutes of the interview and will ask the employee to sign these minutes; it is recommended to exercise due care in doing so, because signing will be seen as agreeing on the contents of the minutes.