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Competition/Antitrust
14 Years Ranked

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Provided by Benoît Merkt

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Dr. Benoît Merkt is managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He is a leading expert in competition law and is renowned for his first-rate practice. He 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.

Career

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).

Professional Memberships

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

Personal

Languages: French, English, German

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Competition/Antitrust - Switzerland
2
Band 2

Benoît Merkt is a highly regarded lawyer in the competition market who assists clients with merger control matters, investigations and dawn raids. Sources say: "He is friendly, efficient and hugely reliable in very complex matters."

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