Searches and Mock Dawn Raids

Errors during searches often shape criminal proceedings right up to the trial. It is therefore crucial to know how much information your employees must or are allowed to disclose as well as to whom and when. It is essential to know your own rights and to advocate for them.


Any person and any company can find themselves being searched. For the state, even a very low level of suspicion is sufficient to execute a search. It is therefore important to be prepared for an emergency. We practice this emergency with you and your employees in the context of a simulated search – a Mock Dawn Raid.

If a search actually takes place, we will accompany it with you on site. If the search is extensive, we cooperate with law firms from our network. Whatever befalls you, we will not abandon you.



  • Ingo Bott: Numerous search trainings at corporations, companies and law firms
  • Ingo Bott: Drafting of compliance catalogs and conduct standards for searches for several corporations, companies and law firms.



  • Ingo Bott: Practicing for the Real Thing – An Introduction to Mock Dawn Raids, Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel 17/2015, S. 14
  • Ingo Bott: Search of law firms – not much protection from Strasbourg – at the same time comment on the judgment of the EGMR v. 3.09.2015, Sérvulo & Associades et. Al v. Portugal (27013/10), Operating consultant 2015, S. 3084-3087.