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Kellerhals Carrard

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Regularly advises domestic and international clients from a wide range of sectors, including financial services, aviation, life sciences and construction. Frequently called upon to represent clients in appeals against decisions of the Competition Commission, often involving abuse of dominance and price-fixing matters. Also assists clients with merger control filings, compliance and establishment of distribution networks.

Strengths

Clients highlight that the team is "very knowledgeable in the field of competition law," before going on to add: "Kellerhals Carrard delivers its services in a very dedicated and timely manner and with a quick grasp of the business."

Others describe the lawyers as "very efficient, with strong client-handling skills."

Work highlights

Represented Frutiger Group in an investigation by the Swiss Competition Commission regarding geographical agreements.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Emch 's work portfolio encompasses merger control procedures and cartel investigations. He is experienced in representing clients in appeals before the Swiss Supreme Court. Clients say: "He is very knowledgeable, he answers very quickly if necessary and he provides very useful and tangible advice."

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Overview

Our competition law specialists advise domestic and foreign clients in contentious matters before the Swiss Competition Commission and before civil courts. Many of our clients are market leaders in the Swiss markets (or a relevant submarket). We regularly advise on merger control filings before the Swiss Competition Commission. 

Furthermore, our team is experienced in advising clients in proceedings related to sector-specific regulations in the energy and telecommunications markets.


Competences

Investigations before competition authorities and appeal

  • Cartels, horizontal and vertical agreements
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Appeal proceedings against decisions of the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) before the Federal Administrative Court and the Supreme Court
  • Representation of clients in proceedings before the price supervision authority (Preisüberwacher)


Merger Control (national and international)

  • Evaluation of notification obligations (in Switzerland and internationally)
  • Representation of firms in merger control proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission
  • Coordination of international notifications


Consultation on compliance programs

  • Analysis of company structures and processes for compliance gaps;
  • Planning and implementation of compliance programs;
  • Drafting, analysis and revision of rules and regulations;
  • Workshops on various topics related to antitrust law;
  • Prevention and minimizing of risks related to competition regulation.

Members

Emch, Daniel (Head of Department)

Alder, Daniel

Danner, Caroline

Ferro, Lorenza

Föhse, Martin

Gottret, Anna

Helmle, Claudio

Jäggi, Vincent

Lengauer, Daniel

Michel, Jean-Cédric

Morand, Jean-Pierre

Philippin, Edgar

Rochat, Frédéric

Schuler, Stefanie

Streuli, Annemarie

Industries

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Agriculture

Banking

Construction

Life Science

Media

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Telecommunications

Competition/Antitrust

Kellerhals Carrard

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Location

Raemistrasse 5,

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

P.O. Box CH-8024

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Switzerland

Competition/Antitrust


Daniel Emch
Band 3