Competition & Regulatory Matters

Practice Areas

Prager Dreifuss has established an internationally recognized experience in competition law and regulatory matters. We regularly represent companies of all sizes in antitrust and merger control proceedings before the Swiss competition authorities and support our clients with regard to compliance with competition law for distribution and licensing matters, collaborations and other day-to-day business. Excellent knowledge of EC competition law and proficiency in various languages facilitate cooperation with law firms abroad on international matters.

We advise and represent clients in particular in the following areas:

  • National and international merger control proceedings, reporting to the Swiss Competition Commission
  • Antitrust investigation proceedings, subpoenas, sanction proceedings
  • Sales and licensing contractual arrangements
  • Practices of market-dominant companies
  • Compliance Programmes competition law
  • Civil antitrust proceedings (e.g., actions for damages)
  • Public procurement and State aid law
  • Regulatory issues
  • EU monitoring services in sector-specific areas through our office in Brussels

Clients appreciate the team’s “responsiveness and client dedicattion” and admire their “high levels of availability, quick perception and excellent analytical thinking” alongside a “very customer-focused approach.” (Chambers Europe 2018)

Main Contacts

Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden

Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden

Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger

Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger