Nicolas Birkhäuser

Nicolas Birkhäuser
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Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Competition

Nicolas Birkhäuser is a partner at Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms based in Zurich. In 2018 NKF was named Swiss Law Firm of the Year by Chambers, IFLR and Leaders League, and is considered part of the circle of premier law firms – which includes only a few of those in the world's most important jurisdictions.

Nicolas Birkhäuser combines his first-rate practice in competition law with strong expertise in IP. He has extensive experience representing companies involved in merger review proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission and represents companies in numerous cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, including multi-jurisdictional coordination.

He advises companies across a broad range of industries, including automotive; financial services; insurance; chemicals and pharmaceuticals; consumer goods; food; mechanical engineering; construction; wholesale and retail; media; telecommunications; IT; and sports.

Nicolas Birkhäuser successfully represents leading companies across these industries in high-profile transactions including, among other things, the setup and growth of their business, cooperation, distribution, sourcing, R&D, market dominance and compliance.

Notable experience includes cartel and abuse of dominance investigations by the Swiss Competition Commission regarding, inter alia, alleged LIBOR rate manipulation; alleged misconduct in relation to FX; alleged collusion with regard to leasing conditions; alleged bid rigging cases; parallel import cases; abuse of dominance allegations; high-profile merger control proceedings; and high-profile transactions.

WWL says: Nicolas Birkhäuser is highly sought after by clients seeking competition counsel, one of whom praises his “ability to translate complex facts and requirements into feasible solutions from a business standpoint”.

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