In this chapter we identify 28 individuals for their outstanding expertise in Swiss and EU competition law. They are highlighted for their excellent work handling a range of matters including merger control and cartel investigations.
Most highly regarded
Homburger performs well in this chapter with four lawyers listed.
Marcel Dietrich is “well connected in the antitrust scene”, and credited with great experience. He is “highly recommended” for his expertise in competition regulation and disputes.
The “very calm, skilled and experienced” Franz Hoffet “provides to-the-point legal advice” and has experience “across all relevant jurisdictions” in competition law.
Andreas Burger is applauded for his “pragmatic approach to achieve the best result for his client”. His “profound knowledge” of competition law enables him to “deliver immediately”.
Richard Stäuber is hailed for his expertise in EU law proceedings and Swiss competition law. He has a great “willingness to discuss” and create tangible and “persuasive solutions” to problems, say peers.
Lenz & Staehelin receives three nominations here.
Marcel Meinhardt is hailed as a “go-to lawyer” for Swiss competition matters and investigations. He is an “excellent communicator” and provides commercially aware business and legal advice for clients.
Benoît Merkt is “one of the big names in the French-speaking market”, applauded for his sweeping knowledge of EU and Swiss competition law related to mergers.
Astrid Waser is "very active" with a deep knowledge of antitrust law, and excels in public procurement matters.
Schellenberg Wittmer’s David Mamane is “second to none in Switzerland” for international and domestic competition matters. He combines an “extensive international network” with a “strong knowledge of EU competition law”.
Mani Reinert at Bär & Karrer is considered “one of the best in Switzerland” for his “impressive skills and the quality of his work”, and for his strong experience in antitrust proceedings.
At Borer Rechtsanwälte, Jürg Borer has “been a leading light in the competition field in Switzerland for decades” thanks to his “truly impressive” handling of merger control proceedings.
Reto Jacobs at Walder Wyss is a “standout name” in the market, renowned for his excellent “legal and personal skills” and his “pragmatic approach” to competition matters.
Gion Giger’s unique “technical competence and ability”, coupled with his “profound knowledge”, makes him “one of the best” for merger control and competition law matters.
Daniel Emch of Kellerhals Carrard is “well known” and “definitely one to be on the list” for his expertise and experience.
Christophe Rapin leads the firm’s competition practice, and is distinguished for his deep expertise in cross-border distribution matters and EU competition law.
At Baker McKenzie, Boris Wenger is widely acknowledged for his wealth of experience in EU and Swiss competition law matters.
Klaus Neff at Vischer is applauded for his sweeping knowledge and tremendous understanding of EU and Swiss competition law.
Niederer Kraft Frey’s Nicolas Birkhäuser thoroughly “deserves to be on the list” thanks to his “technical ability and conscientious attention to detail” when handling cartel proceedings and abuse of dominance cases.
At CMS von Erlach Poncet, Marquard Christen has “specialist knowledge” of the Swiss competition market and can “comprehend complicated facts” and cases with ease.
At Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Mario Strebel is a “prominent figure” in the market, “highly recommended” by peers for his “impressive commitment to his cases” and his “professional, efficient, qualified and experienced advice”.