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Dr Patrick Sommer, H.E.E.

Associé

CMS von Erlach Poncet SA
Dreikönigstrasse 7
Case Postale
8022 Zurich
Suisse
Langues Français, Anglais, Allemand

Les principaux domaines d’activité de Me Sommer sont le droit de la concurrence, le droit des sociétés et les fusions et acquisitions.

Me Sommer a obtenu sa licence en droit de l’Université de St.Gall en 1987 et a été admis au barreau en 1989. Il a rédigé sa thèse de doctorat sur la relation de la Suisse avec l’Union Européenne, et a obtenu un LL.M. au Collège d’Europe à Bruges où il a acquis le diplôme H.E.E. Il a ensuite travaillé pendant sept ans comme General Counsel et secrétaire du conseil d’administration de la société Holcim (anciennement Holderbank).

En 2000, Me Sommer a rejoint notre cabinet dont il est associé depuis 2002.

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"Patrick Sommer is the head of department and his areas of expertise include conducting audits and the implementation of compliance programmes. He represented Bayer in proceedings surrounding price recommendations for over-the-counter pharmaceuticals."

Chambers and Partners Europe 2016, Switzerland, Competition/Antitrust

"The ‘very professional’ team at CMS provides ‘client-focused advice in a down-to-earth-manner’. Recent work includes representing Rabobank in the Competition Commission investigation regarding alleged collusion to influence the reference rates Libor, Tibor and Euribor. Patrick Sommer heads the ‘very good’ practice."

The Legal 500, Competition, Switzerland, 2016

"Interviewees describe department head Patrick Sommer as an "absolutely excellent lawyer who is very well known in Swiss competition law," adding: "He has a great understanding of business and is known for his pragmatic approach." He recently advised on the Swiss competition authority's investigation into the pharmaceuticals market."

Chambers and Partners, Competition/Antitrust, Switzerland, 2014

Affiliations

  • Zürcher und Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
  • International advisory board of the “St. Galler Internationales Kartellrechtsforum”
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Publications

  • Competition Commission fines sanitary products wholesalers for price fixing, Competition & Antitrust, International Law Office, 10/2015
  • The Merger Control Review - Switzerland Chapter, sixth edition, 2015 (with Dr Pascal G. Favre)
  • Bilateral cooperation agreement with European Union takes effect, Competition & Antitrust, International Law Office, 06/2015
  • 2012 Antitrust Year in Review, Chapter Switzerland, 04/2013
  • 2011 Antitrust Year in Review, Chapter Switzerland, 04/2012
  • CMS Newsletter Internethandel, 06/2011
  • 2010 Antitrust Year in Review, Chapter Switzerland, 04/2011
  • CMS Newsletter re Horizontals/Information Exchange, 02/2011 
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