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Fabian Martens

Fabian Martens, LL.M., LL.M., MA

Counsel

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages German, English, French, Japanese

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 Competition Commission and the Swiss courts throughout all areas of anti-trust law. His experience includes the conduct of procedures under anti-trust law and private anti-trust law (damages claims), along with merger control procedures and compliance programmes such as training, e-learning, mock dawn raids and internal investigations. In public procurement matters, Fabian Martens advises and represents private parties as well as contracting authorities under federal and cantonal procurement law and in cross-border procurement proceedings.

Fabian Martens’ clients come from various sectors, including in particular retail trade, the financial sector, luxury cosmetics, telecommunications, logistics, construction and energy.

Fabian Martens has long-standing experience at renowned national and international corporate law firms and as an in-house lawyer. 

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Education

  • 2019 – Master in Economics for Competition Law, King's College London
  • 2016 – Postgraduate Diploma Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London
  • 2013 – Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business, NYU Stern School of Business
  • 2013 – Master of Laws, LL.M., National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 2013 – Master of Laws, LL.M., New York University (NYU)
  • 2009 – Licence to practise law (Zurich)
  • 2006 – Degree in law, lic. iur., University of Zurich
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Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV, Specialist Group for Competition Law)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.
  • Swiss Lawyers’ Society
  • Europa Institut Zurich (EIZ)
  • Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC)
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Publications

  • CMS contribution to EU Commission on antitrust and sustainability, November 2020
  • Kartellrecht Entwicklungen 2019, Stämpfli Verlag 2020, ISBN 978-3-7272-4615-9, Michael Vlcek/David Mamane/Fabian Martens/Frank Bremer/Mario Strebel, https://www.staempfliverlag.com/detail/ISBN-9783727246159
  • Book review: DIKE-Kommentar Bundesgesetz über Kartelle und andere Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen, in: SJZ/RSJ 115 (2019) Nr. 16/17, 550, Fabian Martens
  • Kartellrecht Entwicklungen 2018, Stämpfli Verlag 2019, ISBN 978-3-7272-2680-9, Michael Vlcek/David Mamane/Fabian Martens/Frank Bremer/Mario Strebel, https://www.staempfliverlag.com/detail/ISBN-9783727226809
  • Antworten des Schweizer Kartellrechts auf die EU-Bestrebungen zum digitalen Binnenmarkt für Online-Plattformen, LES Newsletter, December 2019, https://www.les-ch.ch/index.php/de/publikationen
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Lectures list

  • Webinar: Changes in Swiss Public Procurement Law, 10 December 2020
  • CMS Consumer Products Conference 2019, Basel, 7 November 2019, Sustainability and antitrust law
  • Yale University Summer Program, New Haven CT, USA, July 2019, The role of the antitrust lawyer
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The In­ter­na­tion­al Hotel Law Re­view | 1st Edi­tion
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10 April 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
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27 March 2020
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Emer­gency aid for Swiss firms in re­sponse to COV­ID-19 – an over­view
Be­cause meas­ures by Switzer­land's Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to curb the out­break of COV­ID-19 through the pas­sage of "COV­ID-19 Or­din­ance 2" sub­stan­tially af­fected sev­er­al in­dustry sec­tors, the Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment...
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