Marquard Christen

Marquard Christen
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Marquard Christen is a partner at CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd specialising in competition and public procurement law.

He advises Swiss and international companies on all matters related to Swiss and EU competition law and represents them in investigations of competition authorities and in court proceedings. Marquard also assists clients in the development and implementation of antitrust compliance programmes. His relevant experience includes representing clients in investigations and appeal proceedings related to bid rigging, horizontal price-fixing, information exchange, market allocation, resale price maintenance and abuse of dominance, advising on complex cooperation projects related to technology transfer, specialisation and joint R&D and supporting companies in the (re)organisation of their distribution systems. 

In public procurement law, Marquard supports both procuring entities and bidders in the tender process and in appeal proceedings. He heads CMS Switzerland’s public procurement practice group.

Born in 1975, Marquard graduated from the universities of Fribourg (summa cum laude) and Leuven, Belgium (EU law) and completed postgraduate studies in Sydney and Geneva (international law). He was admitted to the Bar in 2003 and is a member of the Swiss and Zurich Bar associations and the Antitrust Law Association (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht). He is the co-founder of a competition law roundtable consisting of senior associates and young partners from major Swiss law firms.

Marquard regularly lectures and publishes on competition and public procurement law. He is fluent in German, English and French and also speaks Spanish and Dutch.

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd is a leading Swiss business law firm and a member of CMS, the world’s sixth-largest law firm. The CMS competition practice group consists of more than 170 competition lawyers.

WWL says: Clients greatly appreciate Marquard Christen for his "strong legal knowledge, excellent analytical skills and practical advice".

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