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Competition/Antitrust - Switzerland
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Dr. Benoît Merkt specializes in all areas of Swiss and European merger control work and competition law, notably in the banking and finance, energy, high-tech, infrastructures (electricity), consumer goods, chemical, luxury goods, motor-car distribution, public broadcasting and retail sectors. He has been responsible for a large number of merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission and co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Benoît Merkt advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted in high profile cases on alleged abuses of dominant positions, vertical restraints, cartels and public procurement.
University of Neuchâtel (lic iur 1992, Dr iur 2001), Bar Admission (1994), University of Oxford (Master in European and Comparative Law/Berrow Scholar, 1996), University of Bern, European&International Trade Law Institute (1997), Secretariat Swiss Competition Commission (1998), Joined Lenz&Staehelin (1999), Partner at Lenz&Staehelin (2006).
Swiss Association of Competition Law(ASAS), International League of Competition Law(LIDC), Swiss Bar Association, Competition Committee(SAV/FSA), International Bar Association(IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats(UIA), Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht Schweiz
Languages: French, English, German