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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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Stefan Brunnschweiler
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Man­aging Part­ner
Global Co-Head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Stefan Brunnschweiler is the managing partner of CMS Switzerland and co-heads the CMS Corporate/M&A Practice Area Group. He was named one of the top 10 lawyers in Switzerland in the edition of “Who...
Pascal G. Favre
Dr Pascal G. Favre
Man­aging Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva.Pascal regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A deals, transaction and corporate...
Marquard Christen
Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
Part­ner
Member of the Steering Committee of the CMS Competition & EU Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Marquard Christen specializes in competition (antitrust) and public procurement law.Marquard advises Swiss and foreign companies on all aspects of Swiss and EU competition law (horizontal and vertical...
Jerome Levrat
Jérôme Levrat
Part­ner
Head of Private Equity & Commercial Geneva
Switzerland, Geneva
Jérôme Levrat specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, contract matters and competition law.He regularly advises companies (including in the industrial, distribution...
Alain Raemy
Alain Raemy, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Alain Raemy focuses on M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, corporate law and general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures and shareholders' agreements). He is experienced in a broad range of...
Patrick Sommer
Dr Patrick Sommer, H.E.E.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Patrick Sommer focuses on competition law, corporate law and M&A.Patrick Sommer has graduated from the University of St.Gallen in 1987 and was admitted to the bar in 1989. He has written his doctoral...
Dirk Spacek
Dr Dirk Spacek, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Dirk Spacek is partner and in charge of the practice groups TMC and IP. He primarily deals with new business models arising in the media-, internet- and technology(IT)-sector, data protection and intellectual...
Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, LL.M.
Dr Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, LL.M.
Coun­sel
Switzerland, Zurich
Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser advises and represents clients in connection with contentious and non-contentious issues relating to trademarks, designs, copyrights, patents, data protection, unfair competition...
Fabian Martens
Fabian Martens, LL.M., LL.M., MA
Coun­sel
Switzerland, Zurich
Fabian Martens is an experienced lawyer in the field of Swiss and European competition and anti-trust law, public procurement law and regulated markets.He advises and represents clients before the Swiss...
Milena Ferro-Luzzi
Milena Ferro-Luzzi
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Geneva
Milena Ferro-Luzzi is a member of CMS Corporate and M&A group in Geneva.She regularly advises clients on domestic and international Corporate and M&A transactions, contract law, competition law and real...