• "Noted for its strong merger control practice."

     

    Chambers Europe 2012

  • "Excellent team."

     

    Legal 500 2017

  • "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

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Well-respected competition and antitrust practice."

     

    Chambers Europe 2017

  • "They play a leading role."

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Really a brilliant firm."

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

 

 

 

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

12.06.2019
Bär & Karrer Advises Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB in the Acquisition of emapalumab more »
08.04.2019
Bär & Karrer Advises Primeo Energie and CSA Energie-Infrastructure Schweiz in Aquisition from Elétricité de France of 25% Interest in Alpiq more »
01.04.2019
Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina more »
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Publications

Trust in Arbitration: Die neue ICC-Schiedsklausel für Truststreitigkeiten
Wüstemann Tina,

ICC Germany-Magazin, Achte Ausgabe, 2019, S. 64-65

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Der "more economic approach" im europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht: der Ansatz der Europäischen Kommission und die Sicht der Unionsgerichte
von Jeinsen Alexander,

2014

Das Gaba-Urteil des Bundesgerichts – Eine kritische Analyse
Reinert Mani,

9. Tagung zum Wettbewerbsrecht / Bern 2018 (Institut für Recht und Wirtschaft - Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Universität Freiburg)

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Speaking Engagements

Die Rechtfertigung von Abreden gestützt auf Art. 5 Abs. 2 KG - Rechtliche Grundlagen
Reinert Mani,

Universität Bern, 29. Juni 2018

Verhaltensauflagen bei einvernehmlichen Regelungen
Reinert Mani,

Universität Bern, 9. Juni 2017

Fair or Foul? Competition and Antitrust Issues in Sanctioning International Sporting Events
Bernasconi Michele,

(Speaker/Chair), Sports Lawyers Association, 44th Annual Conference, 18 May 2018, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland (USA)

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