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Competition & EU

Switzerland

Competition and regulatory authorities now possess far-reaching powers to investigate companies and commercial arrangements, prohibit M&A deals, force divestment of merged businesses, review markets and impose penalties. There is the additional risk of private enforcement such as substantial (follow-on) antitrust damages claims. Being compliant and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies is key. We focus not only on problem solving but also on how you can avoid problems in the first place. Our large team of competition lawyers has extensive experience in helping navigate these difficult paths so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest competition teams in Europe and at the same time one of the most widespread. We offer a one-stop-shop solution to clients for all their competition law needs across Europe and beyond. The lawyers spread across the CMS offices are supported by the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. The CMS Competition Group has hands-on experience in dealing with the European Commission and all national competition authorities as well as European and national courts. We act for clients in all areas of competition law: cartels, distribution agreements and other agreements comprising horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, private enforcement, state aid, investigations and compliance. Our sector approach helps us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

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The Merger Control Review - Swiss Chapter
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CMS von Erlach Poncet advises Gemalto on the acqui...
12/02/2015
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12/02/2015
Federal Administrative Court annuls Competition Co...
26/06/2014
2013 Antitrust Year in Review
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
04/04/2014
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Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
01/10/2013
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13/09/2013
2012 Antitrust Year in Review
Dr Patrick Sommer, H.E.E.
06/06/2012
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