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1HomburgerCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years RankedHomburger is a market-leading practice that represents clients in multi-jurisdictional matters and before the Swiss Competition Commission. The law firm is particularly strong in merger control, and also handles civil antitrust litigation. Homburger advises on extensive investigations often involving cartel and allegations of bid rigging, as well as on cases before the Federal Supreme Court. Client roster of the law firm includes financial services providers, pharmaceutical companies and leading online platforms. 1Lenz & StaehelinCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years RankedLenz & Staehelin is a top-tier competition practice representing domestic and international clients from a range of sectors including media, automotive, energy and financial services. The law firm continues to play a leading role in the most important competition matters in the market, including large-scale investigations and merger notifications before the Swiss Competition Commission. Lenz & Staehelin provides further assistance with distribution matters and sector investigations. The law firm acts on appeals against fines and merger prohibition decisions.
2Schellenberg Wittmer LtdCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years RankedSchellenberg Wittmer offers a sought-after competition department adept at handling both Swiss and Europe-wide investigations, often concerning price-fixing allegations. The law firm is experienced at assisting clients with the management of dawn raids and the leniency application process. Schellenberg Wittmer additionally handles merger notifications and compliance mandates. The law firm is popular with clients from a range of sectors, including financial services, energy and manufacturing. 2Walder Wyss LtdCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years RankedWalder Wyss has a strong competition team well placed to handle the full spectrum of competition mandates. The law firm is particularly visible advising on joint ventures and merger control procedures. Walder Wyss regularly handles matters arising from investigations by the Swiss Competition Commission, often involving allegations of price fixing. The law firm is also recognised for its work in antitrust compliance programmes. Walder Wyss represents clients from a wide range of sectors, such as insurance, healthcare, aviation and energy. The law firm is able to draw on the expertise of its offices across the country, including in Zürich, Geneva and Lugano.
3Bär & Karrer LtdCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years RankedBär & Karrer offers profound expertise assisting clients with complex price fixing and cartel investigations. The law firm also handles contentious competition mandates. Bär & Karrer assists financial services, automotive and pharmaceutical companies with the antitrust aspects of M&A transactions. The law firm's pan-Swiss team operates across Zürich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. 3CMSCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years RankedCMS has a strong track record in investigations and appeal proceedings against decisions of the Competition Commission. The law firm is well placed to handle investigations into allegations of bid rigging and trade secrets. CMS possesses further expertise in distribution systems issues. It is also highly adept at handling cross-border merger control mandates thanks to its network. CMS draws clients from a range of sectors, including automotive, finance and pharmaceuticals. 3Kellerhals CarrardCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years RankedKellerhals Carrard regularly advises domestic and international clients from a wide range of sectors, including financial services, telecom, life sciences and retail. The law firm is frequently called upon to represent clients before the Competition Commission, often involving abuse of dominance and bid rigging matters. Kellerhals Carrard also assists clients with merger control filings, compliance and establishment of distribution networks. 3Niederer Kraft FreyCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years RankedNiederer Kraft Frey has extensive experience representing Swiss and international corporates in the full range of competition cases, including sensitive sector-wide investigations. The law firm is also known for its merger control work and leniency applications, as well as assisting with internal compliance and dawn raids. Niederer Kraft Frey frequently acts for multinational corporations from the retail, financial services, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.
- Baker McKenzieCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 3
4Prager Dreifuss Ltd.Competition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years RankedPrager Dreifuss has expertise in EU law and compliance mandates. The law firm regularly handles sector-wide investigations and matters related to distribution agreements. The team is active in the insurance, food and beverage and retail sectors. Prager Dreifuss also has expertise in abuse of dominance cases 4VISCHERCompetition/AntitrustEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years RankedVischer is popular with clients from a wide range of sectors, including financial services, technology and aviation. The law firm is frequently retained to advise on investigations, including cases related to forex trading and price fixing. The law firm offers additional expertise on antitrust compliance and post-investigation damage claims.