Jürg Borer is the head and a partner of Schellenberg Wittmer's competition group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are Swiss and European competition law, energy law, and communication law. Jürg Borer regularly advises clients in antitrust cases concerning abuses of dominant positions and agreements restricting competition before the Swiss Competition Commission and Swiss civil courts. As a leading expert in Swiss and European competition law, he regularly advises clients in high-profile competition investigations. He also prepares merger control filings. Furthermore, he represents clients in energy law and communication law matters (telecommunication as well as radio and television) before Swiss regulatory bodies.
Jürg Borer was born in 1958 in Switzerland. He studied law at the University of St Gallen (first degree 1982, doctorate (summa cum laude) 1988). He was an assistant with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in Lausanne and conducted legal research at the Max-Planck-Institut in Hamburg, Germany. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2006, he worked as an associate in London and Zurich and became a partner in another business law firm in Zurich in 1998. Jürg Borer's professional languages are German, English and French. He is a lecturer at the University of Zurich and University of Lucerne and has authored several publications on Swiss and European competition law, including a commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on Cartels. He is the author of one the leading treatises on Swiss competition law.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 130 lawyers in Zurich and Geneva advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients, trusts and estates, foundations, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance.
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