Publications by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden

Public Procurement 2019 – Switzerland

Bernhard Lauterburg and Philipp Zurkinden provide a brief overview on public procurement laws in Switzerland.

by Bernhard C. Lauterburg and Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Getting The Deal Through – Public Procurement 2019
November 2019

Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence

Country report on merger control. Philipp and Bernhard discuss the latest trend in merger control in Switzerland.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in in Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence, Volume 4, Issue 1
October 2017

Public Procurement 2017 – Switzerland

Bernhard Lauterburg and Philipp Zurkinden provide a brief overview on public procurement laws in Switzerland.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in in Getting The Deal Through – Public Procurement 2017
October 2017

Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence

Country report on merger control. Philipp and Bernhard discuss the latest trend in merger control in Switzerland.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence, Volume 3 Issue 1, March 2016
May 2016

Chambers Practice Guides: Merger Control

Philipp Zurkinden and Bernhard Lauterburg provide an overview on merger control in Switzerland.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in Chambers and Partners, Merger Control 2016, Switzerland
March 2016

TalkingPoint: Swiss Antitrust Investigations

Financiar Worldwide speaks with Partner Philipp Zurkinden and Counsel Bernhard Lauterburg at Prager Dreifuss about Swiss antitrust Investigations.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in Financier Worldwide January 2016
January 2016

Public Procurement 2015 – Switzerland

Bernhard Lauterburg and Philipp Zurkinden provide a brief overview on public procurement laws in Switzerland.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in Getting The Deal Through – Public Procurement 2015
June 2015

The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies – Switzerland Chapter

Philipp Zurkinden briefly highlights the role of the Competition Commission and the key cases that gave rise to discussions in the previous year.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in A Global Competition Review special report
May 2015

The Evolution of Competition / Antitrust Law

Financier Worldwide moderates a discussion on the evolution of competition/antitrust law with renowned competition lawyers from various jurisdictions. Philipp Zurkinden participated in the panel together with Davina Garrod (Akin Gump) and Emanuela Lecchi (Watson Farley & Williams).

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Financier Worldwide
February 2015

The diversity of opinion and offerings and the Swiss Cartels Act from the perspective of granting broadcasting licenses

According to the Swiss federal Commission for Media, the written press is facing considerable financial difficulty. The Commission fears that the diversity of information is in jeopardy. Avenir Suisse – a liberal Think Tank – shares these fears and even proposes to withdraw the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SGR SSR) from the competitive market by transforming it into a Public Content Provider. The Federal Act on Radio and Television includes provisions providing for the protection of the diversity of opinions and offerings. The relevant provisions refer to the Cartel Act and state that the Department must consult the Competition Commission in order to assess a potential dominant position. Past experiences have shown that the Cartel Act is not suitable to protect the diversity of media. The author examines this incompatibility on the example of the radio broadcasting licence.


The Private Competition Enforcement Review

The authors highlight the current state of private antitrust litigation in Switzerland and the reasons why it is not widely used. For those who intend to pursue private antitrust claims, the authors provide helpful information on various procedural aspects.

Note: The reform proposal discussed in this chapter was dismissed in the Parliament on 17 September 2014.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in The Private Competition Enforcement Review
October 2014

Mini-Roundtable: Competition and Antitrust

Philipp Zurkinden discusses with a group of experts the enforcement of competition law and adresses how companies should react if subject to unexpected searches.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Risk & Compliance Magazine
October 2014

Forgotten popular sovereignty

Also in the policy on Europe intransparency will not lead to success


“Relative market power” – an immature concept

When trying to reform the Federal Act on Cartels, the legislator has so far mainly engaged in overhasty proposals. The request to revitalise the reform process through the concept of “relative market power” is another false Approach.


For a new beginning in the antitrust law revision

The parliamentary debate on the reform proposals in antitrust law runs in a polemic manner with little progress on substance. Starting over appears the best solution under the circumstances.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Finanz und Wirtschaft
August 2014

Drawing lessons from February, 9th

Findings and outstanding issues after the immigration Referendum.


Mehr Rechtsunsicherheit für Arbeitsgemeinschaften

Arbeitsgemeinschaften sind in einigen Wirtschaftssektoren ein wichtiges und sinnvolles Instrument. Die heutige kartellrechtliche Behandlung ist unklar. Die Rechtslage würde zudem mit der aktuellen KG-Revisionsvorlage noch verschärft.


Kartellgesetzrevision in der zweiten Runde

Zusammenfassung und Kritik der Hauptreformpunkte der Kartellgesetzrevision.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Neue Zürcher Zeitung
June 2013

Braucht die Schweiz ein Wettbewerbsgericht?

KG-Revision; institutionelle Reform; keine Notwendigkeit für ein Wettbewerbsgericht.


Zu wenig zielgerichtete Schweizer EU-Politik

EU-Politik der Schweiz war in den letzten Jahren orientierungslos und ist mitverantwortliche für das zunehmend angespannte Verhältnis der Schweiz mit der EU.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Finanz und Wirtschaft
February 2013

E-Learning-Programm: Vermeiden Sie Kartellrechtsverstösse!

Unser neues E-Learning-Programm hilft Ihnen dabei, sich stets kartellrechtskonform zu verhalten. Es richtet sich an sämtliche Organe (Verwaltungsräte, Geschäftsführer etc.) und Mitarbeitenden Ihres Unternehmens. Kartellrechtsverstössen vorzubeugen lohnt sich, um sich vor hohen Bussen, Schadenersatzklagen und Reputationsverlusten zu schützen.

Bei Fragen oder Interesse, kontaktieren Sie uns via e-learning@prager-dreifuss.com

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in PD
January 2013

Austausch von Informationen mit der EU

Kooperation CH-EU in Wettbewerbssachen; das geplante Abkommen geht weiter als alle die bisher von der EU mit Drittstaaten abgeschlossen wurden und bringt heikle Probleme.


Getting The Deal Through – Public Procurement: Country Chapter Switzerland

Public Procurement 2012 addresses the most important issues facing private enterprises competing for government contracts. Following the format adopted throughout the series, the same key questions are answered by leading practitioners in each of the 40 jurisdictions featured. New jurisdictions this year include Finland, Hungary, Poland and Switzerland.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and Bernhard C. Lauterburg in Getting The Deal Through
June 2012

Kartellgesetzrevision – ein Turmbau zu Bern

Die KG-Revision ist zu einem Stückwerk verkommen, das nicht kohärent ist und Elemente beinhaltet, welche mit der Verfassung und anderen grundlegenden Prinzipien nicht zu vereinbaren sind.


Zu wenig Fantasie in der Europapolitik

Heikle Frage der Gerichtsbarkeit – Eine zweite Auflage des EWR als neue Option? – Souveränität könnte gestärkt werden.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Finanz und Wirtschaft
December 2011

Fragen zur Rechtsstaatlichkeit im Wettbewerbsrecht

Die Rolle des Wettbewerbsschutzes in der EU nach Beginn der “Lissabon”-Phase und die Debatte über die Kartellgesetzrevision in der Schweiz.


Die Schweiz, ihre Souveränität und Europa

Verhältnis CH-EU; Rolle der Souveränität im Prozess der Annäherung der Schweiz an die EU.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Finanz und Wirtschaft
August 2010

A Global Competition Review special report

Description of the structure and the functioning of the Swiss Competition Authority and of recent developments in Swiss competition law.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies
January 2010

Gestaltung von Bedingungen und Auflagen sowie die Aufsicht über deren Einhaltung im schweizerischen Fusionskontrollverfahren im Vergleich zur EU

Analyse der bisherigen Schweizer Praxis zu Bedingungen und Auflagen im Rahmen der Fusionskontrolle und Originalsprache Vergleich zur EU.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Festschrift für Herrn Prof. Roland von Büren
January 2009

Der Parallelimport von Arzneimitteln in die Schweiz

Parallelimport von Arzneimitteln zwischen Regulierung und Wettbewerb.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden and in cooperation with Thomas Eichenberger in SZW
March 2008

The reform of the Swiss Cartels Act

Overview of the revised Swiss Cartel Act with a special focus on the newly introduced provisions on direct sanctions and the investigative instrument of “dawn raids”.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in Global Competition Review
June 2004

State Aids in Switzerland: The Air Transport Agreement between the EU and Switzerland

Examination of the extent to which EU law on state aid applies in Switzerland after the conclusion of the bilateral agreements, in particular in the field of civil aviation.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in European State Aid Law Quarterly 2/2004
February 2004

Auswirkungen der KG Revision auf Vertriebssysteme

Ausblick über die möglichen Auswirkungen der verschärften Vorschriften des Kartellgesetzes auf Vertikalabreden in der Schweiz mit Blick auf die in der EU geltenden Bestimmungen.

by Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zurkinden in SZW/RSDA 2/2004
February 2004

The Swiss Act on Cartels – a successful European Approach?

Description of the revised Swiss Cartel Act and experiences during the first three years after its inception as well as a comparison with the competition law of Europe.