• "noted for its strong merger control practice"

     

    Chambers Europe 2012

  • "Particularly strong in investigations and the representation of clients before the Swiss Competition Commission."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Bär & Karrer has an impressive track record for competition work"

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Pan-Swiss team operating in Zürich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "strong team providing comprehensive assistance to major clients on all antitrust matters"

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

 

 

 

Competition Law / Antitrust

 

We assist clients with investigations by the Swiss Competition Commission in connection with cartels, vertical and horizontal cooperation as well as the abuse of a dominant position. In addition, we represent clients in merger control filings with the Swiss Competition Commission and coordinate multijurisdictional merger control filings.

 

We also advise our clients on antitrust compliance programs and on their day-to-day business on issues such as distribution practices, co-operation agreements, intellectual property licensing, and pricing and marketing policies.

 

  • Merger control filings
  • Multijurisdictional merger control
  • Investigations of the Swiss Competition Commission
  • Assistance in dawn raids
  • Distribution and licensing
  • Practices of dominant undertakings
  • Compliance programs
  • Internal investigations and audits

 

 

 

 

 

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Deals & Cases

16.01.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Priora on Acquisition of Large Minority Stake in Galenica more »
10.01.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Pax Anlage on the Public Takeover Offer of Baloise more »
03.01.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Sanofi on Exchange Transaction with Boehringer Ingelheim more »
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Publications

Criminal Liability of Corporations Requires Actual Proof of an Underlying Offence
Garbarski Andrew Michael,

Bär & Karrer Briefing October 2016

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Merger Control in Switzerland - Lexology Navigator Q&A
Reinert Mani,

Lexology, 2016

Restriction of Passive Sales and Resale Price Maintenance under Swiss Antitrust Law - Conflicting Approaches of the Swiss Federal Administrative Court in BMW and Altimum
Reinert Mani, Bär & Karrer Briefing January 2016 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Pools and co-insurance under Swiss competition law
Reinert Mani,

Pools and co-insurance under Swiss competition law, at the auditorium of SCOR, General Guisan-Quai 26, 8002 Zurich, Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances Swiss Chapter, 11 November 2013, Zurich

Il “Financial Fair-Play” della UEFA
Bernasconi Michele,

Il “Financial Fair-Play” della UEFA, I controlli finanziari sulle società sportive (Organizer: CONI & Studio legale tributario Coccia De Angelis Pardo & Associati), 30 November 2012, Roma

Verhaltensprüfung ohne Abrede oder Marktbeherrschung Lösung
Reinert Mani,

Verhaltensprüfung ohne Abrede oder Marktbeherrschung Lösung der Must-in-Stock-Problematik oder erster Schritt in Richtung Planwirtschaft?, 1st Debating Competition Dinner (Organizer: ZHAW School of Management and Law), 19 June 2012, Zürich

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