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Competition & EU Lawyers

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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Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
Part­ner
Member Steering Committee CMS Competition Group & Head of Public Procurement 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...
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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...
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Dr Patrick Sommer, H.E.E.
Part­ner
Co-Head of the CMS Competition & EU Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr Patrick Sommer is Co-Head of the CMS Competition & EU Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of more than 170 competition lawyers.Patrick Sommer focuses on competition law,...
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Dr Pascal G. Favre
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 transactions, transaction finance,...
Stefan Brunnschweiler
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Part­ner
Global Head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Stefan Brunnschweiler is the global head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Practice Area Group. In this position, he sets the strategy for the group and leads an international team of more than 350 partners and...
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...
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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. (NYU), LL.M. (NUS)
Coun­sel
Switzerland, Zurich
Fabian Martens is an experienced lawyer in the field of Swiss and European competition and anti-trust law, procurement law and regulated markets.He advises and represents clients before the Swiss Competition...
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Marion Wyler
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Marion Wyler is a Competition and Life Sciences & Healthcare lawyer.She has vast experience across all areas of Swiss and EU Competition Law, both contentious and non-contentious, with particular focus...
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Mauro Nicoli
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Mauro Nicoli focuses on competition law and litigation. He represents companies in these fields in front of courts and authorities. Furthermore Mauro Nicoli advises these clients in their daily business.Mauro...