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"The lawyers are incredibly diligent, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of Swiss law and Swiss legal procedure and the legal landscape."

(Chambers Europe, 2016)

Competition law has an increasing influence on the strategy and the business conduct of our clients. Therefore, competition law is one of our core practice areas. We have extensive experience and a longstanding commitment with regard to all aspects and current developments of competition law. This enables us to prepare efficient and practical solutions that are optimally tailored to the specific requirements and the business strategy of our clients.

Our team of experts, made up of several partners and associates, supports clients on all aspects of competition law, including:

  • National and multinational merger control proceedings, such as notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission
  • Compliance
  • Advice on, and drafting of, contractual relationships in the horizontal sector (e.g., cooperation arrangements and joint ventures) and in the vertical sector (e.g., distribution and agency agreements, including parallel imports)
  • Assessment of abuse of market power ("dominant position"), including advice regarding the correct handling of market power
  • Cartel investigation proceedings, searches of premises ("dawn raids"), sanction proceedings, analysis of opportunities and risks of leniency applications ("bonus programmes")
  • Appeals to the Swiss Federal Administrative Court and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
  • Regulatory and trade issues
  • Civil proceedings (e.g., damage claims)

Our clients include Swiss and foreign companies from a broad range of sectors, including the automotive, IT, watch, luxury goods, sports, media, telecommunications, consumer goods, medical products, pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, food, retail and finance industries.