Our Antitrust/Competition expertise

The NKF Competition team offers our domestic and international clients efficient, practical solutions tailored to their specific needs.

We advise on both litigious and non-litigious competition law matters in setting up and running businesses, and in transactions. We advise on investigation proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission and partner with international firms to coordinate multijurisdictional proceedings worldwide. Our broad business law expertise informs our advice. Working with our Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Technology and Banking, Finance & Regulatory teams, we excel in advising on the competition law aspects of large-scale complex cross-border transactions.

“The lawyers are incredibly diligent, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of Swiss law and Swiss legal procedure and the legal landscape.” – Chambers Europe


  • Lead counsel to Actelion in the takeover of Actelion by Johnson & Johnson, the demerger and spin-off to shareholders of Actelion’s drug discovery and early clinical development business and a collaboration agreement between the new R&D biotech company and Actelion/Johnson & Johnson
  • Counsel to the defendant on the first major parallel import case after the Gaba decision
  • Advising companies in major cartel investigations, such as, in the LIBOR, FX, leasing, and bid rigging investigations of the Competition Commission
  • Advising major undertakings in merger control proceedings
  • Swiss counsel to Procter & Gamble advising, among others, on distribution, advertisement, promotions
  • Advising CLS, a joint venture owned by 78 banks worldwide, including many of the world’s largest banks, on competition law matters

Deals & Cases


Capvis acquires a majority stake in SCHURTER Group

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Partners Group acquires a majority stake in Breitling

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Invision launches CHF 145m continuation fund

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Awards & Rankings


Twelve NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2022” by Who’s Who Legal

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NKF recognised as “Law Firm of the Year” for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt

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NKF recognised as leading Swiss law firm by Leaders League

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Firm News


Niederer Kraft Frey appoints two new Partners and welcomes Prof. Dr. Rolf Sethe as new Of Counsel

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Newsletters & Alerts


Competition Law – COVID-19 Update

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Major re-interpretation of Swiss competition law

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Cartel leniency in Switzerland: overview 2021

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Merger control in Switzerland: overview 2021

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Restraints of trade and dominance in Switzerland: overview 2021

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Speaking Engagements


Lizenzkartellrecht in der Schweiz (Technology Transfer under Swiss Competition Law)

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Definition der Wettbewerbsabrede und Eingrenzung der Vermutungstatbestände gemäss Art. 5 Abs. 3 und …

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Definition und Eingrenzung der Kerntatbestände gemäss Art. 5 Abs. 3 und 4 KG

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