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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Blaise Carron has "excellent analytical skills, and a very enthusiastic personality", report interviewees, who highlight "his pragmatic vision of competition law"

Biography

Prof Blaise Carron, LLM (Harvard), is a leading competition law practitioner at AGON Partners Legal Ltd, Zurich’s preeminent competition law firm, and professor at the University of Neuchâtel Law School.

Blaise specialises in antitrust law, private enforcement and construction law. He successfully represents and advises clients from sectors including watchmaking, health insurance, live entertainment, packaging and construction.

As a former lawyer at the Swiss Competition Commission, Blaise has a pragmatic, rounded view of the legal subtleties involved in successfully dealing with administrative authorities, both in Switzerland and abroad. One of Blaise’s passionate interests is the implementation of tailor-made, compliance management programmes for the benefit of companies, multinationals and SMEs, thus ensuring that he is right at the cutting edge of ground-breaking legal judgments which are beginning to have an exciting impact upon Swiss legislation.

Clients describe him as "highly recommended" and "an impressive practitioner" in the field of competition law, and say he stands out for his "strong inter-jurisdictional approach" (WWL, 2017).

Blaise acts as an arbitrator, conciliator and mediator in all kinds of domestic and international cases. He is fluent in French, English and German, and has a fair command of Italian.

He regularly publishes books and papers on antitrust law and contract law. He is particularly proud of his contributions to the two main treaties on Swiss antitrust law, one on the abuse of dominant position and the other on illicit agreements. He is currently doing research on antitrust private enforcement.

Blaise has also lectured extensively over the past 15 years at various Swiss universities. He is currently proud to serve as the dean at the University of Neuchâtel School of Law. He also acts as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN).

Prior to joining AGON Partners, Blaise was also the head of competition practice for a corporate law firm in Berne, Basel and Zurich, and he operated as a consultant for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs on legal cooperation projects in South America and Vietnam.

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