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Niederer Kraft Frey

Competition/Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Extensive experience representing Swiss and international corporates in the full range of competition cases, including sensitive sector-wide investigations. Also known for its merger control work and leniency applications, as well as assisting with internal compliance and dawn raids. Frequently acts for multinational corporations from the retail, financial services, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths

Sources describe the lawyers as "very responsive, available and able to understand the issues at stake."

Clients praise the international capabilities of the team, noting the lawyers' "in-depth expertise of the Swiss competition landscape and willingness to work with international clients and their other legal representatives to ensure seamless cross-border service."

Work highlights

Advised Mitsubishi Corporation on merger control procedures and due diligence in the context of the acquisition of a stake in Bergé Automoción.

Notable practitioners

Nicolas Birkhäuser "has an astute understanding of our requirements as a complex, global organisation and is able to tailor his advice to cover the specific Swiss antitrust aspects and at the same time tie into the multi-jurisdictional environment in which we operate," reports one client. He routinely handles merger control procedures, leniency programmes and complex investigations.

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Overview

Competition law increasingly influences business strategy both on a national and on an international level. We design innovative, forward looking and sustainable solutions which create maximum flexibility and freedom for our clients. Our clients include Swiss and international undertakings from a broad range of sectors and industries. 

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.

Competition/Antitrust

Niederer Kraft Frey

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Location

Bahnhofstrasse 53

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8001

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 17 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

A.P. Møller Holding acquires Unilabs

Authors: Nicolas Birkhäuser, Daniel Eisele, Clara-Ann Gordon, Till Spillmann, Andreas Vögeli, Adrian Koller, Janine Reudt-Demont, Oliver Zbinden, Annina Fey, Katalin Siklosi

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Acquisition of staedler automation AG by CGS

Authors: Nicolas Birkhäuser, Thomas Graf, Till Spillmann, Adrian Koller, Oliver Zbinden, Annina Fey, Katalin Siklosi, Sven Kälin, Selim Lötscher, Max Hoffet

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Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG acquires shares of Global Sana AG

Authors: Manuel Werder, Thomas Frick, Binderiya Gan-Ayush, Corinne Russi, Anne Huber

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Switzerland

Competition/Antitrust


Nicolas Birkhäuser
Band 2