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Antitrust & Competition

Walder Wyss has evolved into a leading advisor in the area of antitrust and competition law, building on our comprehensive knowledge of economic sectors and markets and our in-depth expertise in antitrust law. Our team has profound experience in the key sectors Walder Wyss specialises in.

In recent years, the lawyers in our competition law team have successfully advised and represented clients in numerous complex cases. Our competition law team is one of the largest and most distinguished in Switzerland.

In addition to our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Lugano, Walder Wyss’s Berne subsidiary boasts premises in the direct vicinity of the Swiss Competition Commission.

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Our key areas of activity are:

  • Notifying the Swiss Competition Commission of business consolidations and merger control procedures in Switzerland
  • Coordinating international merger control procedures in various legal systems
  • Representing clients in proceedings before the Competition Commission and the Price Supervisor's office and in related court proceedings
  • Supporting clients with voluntary self-disclosure to the Competition Commission as defined under the 'leniency programme'
  • Supporting clients in the event of dawn raids by the Competition Commission; for further information on how to prepare for a dawn raid, please click here
  • Representing clients (as claimants or respondents) in competition proceedings under civil law before both state courts and arbitral tribunals
  • Advising clients with a dominant position in the market on their market conduct
  • Advising clients on contracts with competitors, distribution agreements, and sector-specific issues in regulated markets, e.g. telecommunications, energy, media and healthcare
  • Developing and implementing compliance programmes
  • Training in the field of antitrust law
  • Conducting antitrust audits and due diligence processes

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