Jürg Borer is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office, where he heads the firm's competition group. His main areas of practice are Swiss and European competition law, communication law and energy law. As a leading expert in competition law, he regularly advises clients in high-profile competition investigations and merger control proceedings, as well as in competition law matters in civil courts.
Jürg is a lecturer at the Universities of Zurich and Luzern and has authored several publications on Swiss and European competition law, including a commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on Cartels. He also is the author of one of the leading treaties on Swiss competition law.
Jürg obtained a doctorate degree from the University of St Gallen in 1988. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1990. Jürg began his career as a legal secretary with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in Lausanne and conducted legal research work at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2006 as a partner, he worked as an associate at law firms in London and Zurich and as a partner at a major law firm in Zurich. Jürg is fluent in German, English and French.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.
WWL says: Sources regard Jürg Borer as “one of the top competition lawyers in Switzerland” with expertise in both Swiss and European competition matters.
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