Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Monique Sturny is a partner at Walder Wyss. She advises companies on all aspects of competition law and distribution law matters, assists them in merger control proceedings and represents them in proceedings before competition authorities and courts. She has extensive experience with respect to setting up of distribution systems and negotiating complex cooperation agreements. She handles matters across a wide range of sectors, with particular in-depth knowledge in the healthcare sector and with respect to legal issues relating to data and the digital economy. She regularly speaks and publishes in her fields of expertise.
Monique Sturny was educated at the University of Fribourg (lic. iur., 2002, with special mentions «European Law» and «bilingual» German-French) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in International Business Law, 2007). She has written a doctoral thesis on the influence of EU law on the development of Swiss competition law at the University of Berne (Dr. iur., summa cum laude, 2013). Before joining Walder Wyss in 2013, she worked for a major law firm in Zurich for several years. Monique Sturny is listed as a competition and distribution law expert in international rankings such as Chambers and Who’s Who Legal (Future Leader and National Leader), referring to her as “highly recommended” by peers and clients alike who highlight her “strength in vertical agreements and distribution law” and pointing out that she is “highly experienced” with a “remarkable facility for providing top-tier counsel on Swiss and EU law”. In 2020, the Swiss Competition Commission appointed Monique Sturny as Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) for the coming three years. Monique Sturny is a co-founder and board member of Women At Competition Switzerland, a network connecting female competition law professionals in Switzerland. In addition, she co-chairs the Schulthess Juristische Medien Ltd.’s conference on competition law.
Monique Sturny's professional languages are German, English and French. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.