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Christophe Rapin

Christophe Rapin

Kellerhals Carrard KlGPlace Saint-François 1P.O. Box 7191LausanneSwitzerland1002

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Franchise 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christophe Rapin is internationally recognised as a key figure in the franchise legal space. He regularly works with clients in the food, fashion and tobacco industries.

Biography

Christophe Rapin is head of the firm’s competition, trade and regulatory group in Geneva and Brussels.

He assists and represents clients with regards to antitrust matters as well as competition law enforcement procedures. He has wide ranging experience in internal distribution, including franchising.

Christophe is a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP Team, one of the strongest among leaders in intellectual property in Switzerland; and in that respect, Christophe is particularly aware of the sensitive issues at the intersection between IP and competition law.

He is also a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s M&A and corporate team and he is active in M&A transactions, particularly in connection to regulated industries.

Christophe has been chairman of the Swiss association for competition law for eight years and is currently vice-president of the International League for Competition Law (LIDC).

He is the sole attorney in Geneva listed in Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2017. He is also recognised as an expert in the field of competition law by Who’s Who Legal and in the field of banking regulation by IFLR.

National Leader

Switzerland - Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christophe Rapin leads the firm’s competition practice in Geneva and is “very well known” for his excellent understanding of competition matters relating to regulated industries.

Biography

Christophe Rapin heads the firm’s competition, trade and regulatory group in Geneva and Brussels. Admitted to the Bar in Brussels and in Geneva, he advises and represents clients in antitrust matters and in competition law enforcement procedures. He has wide-ranging experience in international distribution, including franchising.

Christophe Rapin is a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP team that consistently ranks top tier in Switzerland. He is particularly well aware of the sensitive issues at the crossroads of IP law and competition law.

Christophe Rapin is also a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s M&A and corporate team. In that respect, he is active in M&A transactions, particularly in connection to regulated industries.

Christophe Rapin has been chairman of the Swiss Competition Law Association for eight years and is currently vice president of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC). He is the sole attorney in Geneva listed in Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2017. Furthermore, he is recognised as an expert in Who’s Who Legal: Competition and in the field of banking regulation by IFLR.

Switzerland - Franchise

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christophe Rapin is well respected by peers in the field who commend his work on cross-border distribution matters as well as his impressive understanding of EU trade regulations.

Biography

Christophe Rapin is head of the firm’s competition, trade and regulatory group in Geneva and Brussels.

He assists and represents clients with regards to antitrust matters as well as competition law enforcement procedures. He has wide-ranging experience in internal distribution, including franchising.

Christophe is a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s IP Team, one of the strongest among leaders in intellectual property in Switzerland; and in that respect, Christophe is particularly aware of the sensitive issues at the intersection between IP and competition law.

He is also a member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s M&A and corporate team and he is active in M&A transactions, particularly in connection to regulated industries.

Christophe has been chairman of the Swiss association for competition law for eight years and is currently vice president of the International League for Competition Law (LIDC).

He is the sole attorney in Geneva listed in Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2017. He is also recognised as an expert in the field of competition law by Who’s Who Legal and in the field of banking regulation by IFLR.

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