Christophe Rapin is head of the competition and trade law practice team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal both in Geneva and Brussels. He joined the firm in 1997 as junior associate, has been in charge of the firm’s Brussels’ office since 2000 and has been a partner since 2002. He graduated at the law school of the University of Geneva in 1993. He became assistant professor at the department of public law at the University of Geneva in 1994. In 1997 he specialised in European law and obtained a postgraduate diploma from the University of Geneva (DEA). He practises in French and English.
Since 2009, Christophe Rapin has been the chairman of the Swiss Association for Competition Law. In 2016 he was elected vice chairman of the International League for Competition Law.
His practice focuses on Swiss and European regulatory and competition law. Christophe Rapin advises Swiss and international companies regarding the compliance of their activities with competition laws in the EU and in Switzerland. He represents companies before competition authorities in antitrust matters. He further has dealt with several pre-merger notifications in Switzerland. He has been advising parties in the most important enforcement procedures conducted by the Swiss Competition Commission, including the first leniency application made in Switzerland in connection with a vertical of agreement. More recently, he was involved in the air cargo procedure.
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal is one of Switzerland's leading business law firms with a legal staff of approximately 85 professionals. With offices in Zurich, Geneva, Zug, Lausanne and Brussels, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal advises domestic and international clients in all areas of business law. The competition and trade practice team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal comprises four partners and five associates, specialising in antitrust procedure, pre-merger identification, compliance programmes and day-to-day compliance with competition law regulations.
WWL says: Christophe Rapin is a trusted adviser with extensive experience representing clients in significant proceedings under Swiss and international competition law.
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