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.
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.