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Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Astrid Waser is a top name in the Swiss market for competition issues, say peers. Her diverse practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious competition issues. 

Biography

Dr Astrid Waser is a partner in the Competition, Regulated Market and Investigation group in Zurich. She specializes in all aspects of competition (anti-trust) law, public procurement law, media and telecoms law and compliance. Astrid Waser also advices on regulatory, administrative and internal investigations, including sexual harassment investigations, and has a long-standing experience in the field of compliance matters. She advises in non-contentious matters and represents clients before Swiss authorities and courts, in particular in investigations and infringement procedures of the Swiss Competition Commission as well as in merger filings and in public procurement procedures. Astrid Waser is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars.

Astrid Waser obtained a law degree from the University of Lausanne (1996) and an LLM from the College of Europe (1997). Admitted to the Bar (1999), she completed her doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich (2002). She has worked at the European Institute in Zurich, at the European Commission (DG Competition) and in a leading Brussels law firm. She joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2002 and has been a partner since 2012. She speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Astrid Waser is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV, the Swiss Association for Competition Law (ASAS is a member of the International League of Competition Law, LIDC) and Women Lawyers Switzerland. She is a board member of Working Moms Switzerland. 

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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Switzerland - Competition 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

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”.

Biography

Dr Astrid Waser is a partner in the Competition, Regulated Market and Investigation group in Zurich. She specializes in all aspects of competition (anti-trust) law, public procurement law, media and telecoms law and compliance. Astrid Waser also advices on regulatory, administrative and internal investigations, including sexual harassment investigations, and has a long-standing experience in the field of compliance matters. She advises in non-contentious matters and represents clients before Swiss authorities and courts, in particular in investigations and infringement procedures of the Swiss Competition Commission as well as in merger filings and in public procurement procedures. Astrid Waser is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars.

Astrid Waser obtained a law degree from the University of Lausanne (1996) and an LLM from the College of Europe (1997). Admitted to the Bar (1999), she completed her doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich (2002). She has worked at the European Institute in Zurich, at the European Commission (DG Competition) and in a leading Brussels law firm. She joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2002 and has been a partner since 2012. She speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Astrid Waser is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV, the Swiss Association for Competition Law (ASAS is a member of the International League of Competition Law, LIDC) and Women Lawyers Switzerland. She is a board member of Working Moms Switzerland. 

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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