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Bernhard C. Lauterburg

Counsel

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Competition & Regulatory Matters , Dispute Resolution
Field-Display: Competition & Regulatory Matters Team , Dispute Resolution Team

Bernhard Lauterburg is an experienced antitrust lawyer. He supports his clients through antitrust investigations, represents companies which have been harmed by violations of competition law or are faced with claims for damages in the public courts and advises them in contract drafting and antitrust compliance. In addition, Bernhard Lauterburg engages in arbitration – mainly in the area of technical plant and equipment – and in procurement matters. He also has in-depth expertise in the World Trade Organization, investment protection and state aid. 

E-Mail

+41 31 327 54 54

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Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2010) 

Practice Areas

  • Competition & Regulatory Matters
  • Dispute Resolution

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2006)
  • University of Bern (lic. iur., 2004)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Memberships

  • Bern and Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association 
  • Bernese Lawyers Association
  • Ligue Internationale du droit de la concurrence

„Profound knowledge of the law and the most recent practice of the authorities, a team beyond the value“ — Legal 500 2020 

Future Leader in Competition — Who's Who Legal 2020

Publications

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Reading time: 7 Min

Litigation and enforcement in Switzerland: overview

The country-specific Q&A gives a structured overview of the key practical issues concerning dispute resolution in this jurisdiction, including court procedures; fees and funding; interim remedies (including attachment orders); disclosure; expert evidence; appeals; class actions; enforcement; cross-border issues; the use of ADR; and any reform proposals.

Label: Highlight
Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: IFLR
Reading time: 5 Min

Sun Yang and Switzerland’s international arbitration rules

Bernhard Lauterburg and Marcel Frey of Prager Dreifuss explain how the Federal Tribunal overturned a CAS decision ordering an eight-year doping ban of the Chinese Olympic swimmer on the discovery of circumstances justifying the removal of an arbitrator.

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Thomson Reuters Practical Law

A Q&A guide to arbitration law and practice in Switzerland.

The country-specific Q&A guide provides a structured overview of the key practical issues concerning arbitration in this jurisdiction, including any mandatory provisions and default rules applicable under local law, confidentiality, local courts' willingness to assist arbitration, enforcement of awards and the available remedies, both final and interim, and the new provisions governing arbitration in Switzerland that came into effect recently.

Subject: Competition & Regulatory Matters
Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden

Annual Report on Jurisprudence in Swiss Competition Law in 2019/2020

This annual report on jurisprudence in Swiss competition law in 2019/20 summarizes the most important cartels, abuse of dominance and merger cases in this period. It further contains some comments on three state aid cases falling under the bilateral air transport agreement CH-EU in 2020 and on the ongoing reform of the Swiss Cartels Act.

Subject: Competition & Regulatory Matters
Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Chambers and Partners, Merger Control
Reading time: 7 Min

Merger Control - Trends & Developments in Switzerland (in Chambers Global)

This article provides an overview on the recent practice of the Swiss competition authorities in merger control and on the ongoing reform of the Swiss Cartels Act and the merger control reform respectively

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Reading time: 30 Min

Litigation and enforcement in Switzerland: overview

A Q&A guide to dispute resolution law in Switzerland.

The country-specific Q&A gives a structured overview of the key practical issues concerning dispute resolution in this jurisdiction, including court procedures; fees and funding; interim remedies (including attachment orders); disclosure; expert evidence; appeals; class actions; enforcement; cross-border issues; the use of ADR; and any reform proposals.

To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions visit the Litigation and enforcement Country Q&A tool.

This Q&A is part of the global guide to dispute resolution. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit global.practicallaw.com/dispute-guide.

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Reading time: 30 Min

Arbitration procedures and practice in Switzerland: overview

A Q&A guide to arbitration law and practice in Switzerland.

The country-specific Q&A guide provides a structured overview of the key practical issues concerning arbitration in this jurisdiction, including any mandatory provisions and default rules applicable under local law, confidentiality, local courts' willingness to assist arbitration, enforcement of awards and the available remedies, both final and interim.

To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions visit the Arbitration procedures and practice Country Q&A tool.

This Q&A is part of the multi-jurisdictional guide to arbitration. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit global.practicallaw.com/arbitration-guide.

Subject: Competition & Regulatory Matters
Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Getting The Deal Through

Public Procurement 2019 – Switzerland

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Practical Law Country Guide

Litigation and enforcement in Switzerland: overview

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Getting The Deal Through

Public Procurement 2017 – Switzerland

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence

Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence

Merger control in Switzerland, market intelligence

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Chambers and Partners, Merger Control

Chambers Practice Guides: Merger Control

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Financier Worldwide

TalkingPoint: Swiss Antitrust Investigations

Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Practical Law Country Guide

Litigation and enforcement in Switzerland: overview – Practical Law multi-jurisdictional guide 2015 / 2016

Autor: Christoph K. Graber, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project

Applicable law and jurisdiction in international reinsurance contracts from a Swiss perspective

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Getting The Deal Through

Public Procurement 2015 – Switzerland

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Financier Worldwide

Talking Point – Preparing for a Dawn Raid

Autor: Urs Feller, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: IFLR

Preliminary Judicial Protection

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: The Private Competition Enforcement Review

The Private Competition Enforcement Review

Autor: Urs Feller, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: IFLR

Preliminary judicial protection

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Philipp E. Zurkinden
Paper: Getting The Deal Through

Getting The Deal Through – Public Procurement: Country Chapter Switzerland

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: The Private Competition Enforcement Review

The Private Competition Enforcement Review – Swiss Chapter

Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Practical Law Company Dispute Resolution Handbook 2011/2012

Dispute Resolution Country Q&A Switzerland

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Finanz und Wirtschaft

KMU im Visier der Wettbewerbsbehörden

Autor: Bernhard C. Lauterburg, Noah Rubins
Paper: Investment and Commercial Arbitration – Similarities and Divergences (Eleven International Publishing)

Independence, Impartiality and Duty of Disclosure in Investment Arbitration