Here we recognise 25 first-tier competition lawyers with deep expertise in Swiss and European law and considerable experience in abuse of dominance claims and merger control filings.
Most highly regarded
Homburger receives four listings this year.
Marcel Dietrich sits at the “top end of the spectrum for competition matters” according to impressed sources who consider him a “senior statesman of competition law who brings swathes of experience to the table”.
Seasoned practitioner Franz Hoffet is held in high esteem for his expert handling of a wide range of complex Swiss and European competition matters.
The “incredible” Richard Stäuber excels at advising clients on merger control issues and distribution agreements.
Andreas Burger is renowned for his “extremely high-quality work” and is widely acknowledged as “experienced, to the point and pragmatic”.
Lenz & Staehelin sees three top-notch practitioners listed here.
The “excellent” Marcel Meinhardt is a “senior and well-recognised” name for multi-jurisdictional merger filings across a variety of sectors.
Astrid Waser is renowned for her excellent work handling complex “large-scale merger filings”, and is hailed by sources as “very competent with a good standing in the market”.
The “well-respected” Benoît Merkt is considered “the most famous competition lawyer in Geneva”. Sources say he “really knows his stuff”, notably when it comes to merger notification and public procurement issues.
Schellenberg Wittmer’s David Mamane is a “top-quality competition lawyer” who “stands out” in the market thanks to his “strong international awareness”.
The “superb” Mani Reinert of Bär & Karrer is “a well-established name” in competition law, who is “very capable and smart” in merger control issues.
Mario Strebel at CORE Attorneys earns plaudits for his “pragmatic approach and long-standing expertise in regulated industries”.
At CMS von Erlach Poncet, Marquard Christen possesses “a high level of expertise in competition law”. Respondents further praise his “business-minded approach” and “ability to explain complex issues in a simple and understandable manner”.
At Niederer Kraft Frey, the “excellent” Nicolas Birkhäuser “executes his work well” and is “a fixed star” in IP-related competition matters.
The “renowned” Jürg Borer at Borer Rechtsanwälte is highlighted for his “long-standing practice”. He is commended for his “enormous experience” in contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from cartel investigations to high-value M&A transactions.
At Walder Wyss, the “top-tier” Reto Jacobs is a “highly experienced competition lawyer” with extensive representative and compliance-related experience.
VISCHER’s Klaus Neff a widely acclaimed competition specialist who is highly esteemed for his in-depth antitrust and compliance know-how.