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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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10/09/2015
The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view - Swiss Chapter
12/02/2015
Fed­er­al Ad­min­is­trat­ive Court an­nuls Com­pet­i­tion Com­mis­sion...
24/03/2015
Re­sellers of door mount­ings fined for al­leged price...

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04/07/2017
CMS ad­vises ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of KEYMILE’s...
03/07/2017
CMS ad­vises Ri­eter on the ac­quis­i­tion of the SSM di­vi­sion...
03/08/2017
CMS ad­vises Sun­rise on the sale of Swiss Towers AG
09/05/2017
De­cision of the Swiss Fed­er­al Su­preme Court in the...
05/04/2017
CMS ad­vises Her­aeus on the ac­quis­i­tion of Argor-Her­aeus
1/1/2014
In­ter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Ac­quis­i­tions: Ma­jor Leg­al Is­sues...
16/11/2016
Com­pet­i­tion Prac­tice
Switzer­land
29.06.2016
2015 An­ti­trust Year in Re­view
20/06/2016
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016
De­liv­er­ing leg­al ex­pert­ise to trans­form your busi­ness
29 October 2015
Com­pet­i­tion Com­mis­sion fines san­it­ary products whole­salers...
10/09/2015
The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view - Swiss Chapter
24/03/2015
Re­sellers of door mount­ings fined for al­leged price...
17/3/2015
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Group
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
17/02/2015
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet ad­vises Gemalto on the ac­quis­i­tion...
Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
12/02/2015
Fed­er­al Ad­min­is­trat­ive Court an­nuls Com­pet­i­tion Com­mis­sion...
12/02/2015
Fed­er­al Ad­min­is­trat­ive Court an­nuls Com­pet­i­tion Com­mis­sion...
26/06/2014
2013 An­ti­trust Year in Re­view
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
04/04/2014
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet ad­vises Aure­li­us on the ac­quis­i­tion...