22 mars 2021 I Briefing

Switzerland Extends Prohibition of Abuse of Market Position to Relative Market Power and Prohibits Geo-Blocking

Switzerland introduces the concept of relative market power into its competition law. The main purpose of this amendment is to force foreign suppliers to supply Swiss customers abroad at the (more favourable) local market conditions. A second purpose is to introduce a general prohibition on companies with relative market power to abuse their market position. Furthermore, geo-blocking is prohibited.