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Global Leader

Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Reto Jacobs is a “very experienced competition lawyer” who is held in high regard for his expert handling of complex merger filings. 

Biography

Reto Jacobs heads the antitrust and competition team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

He advises domestic and foreign companies with respect to all competition law issues, represents them before competition authorities and courts, and assists them in complex merger filings. Reto Jacobs also advises with respect to distribution systems and supports various companies with respect to their antitrust compliance programmes. He is a lecturer at the University of St Gallen.

Born in 1964, Reto Jacobs was educated at the University of St Gallen (lic iur, JD equivalent, 1990; Dr iur, 1997). He obtained an additional degree in European competition law from the University of Amsterdam (LLM 1993) and stayed as visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of several professional organisations, such as the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the IBA and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht. He has published numerous articles on antitrust and competition law. All of his publications are available on www.walderwyss.com/reto.jacobs.

Reto Jacobs speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

National Leader

Switzerland - Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Reto Jacobs is “a standout name” and “senior figure” in the Swiss competition space. Sources note he is “certainly a name to know” and particularly commend his excellent work on merger control filings.

Biography

Reto Jacobs heads the antitrust and competition team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

He advises domestic and foreign companies with respect to all competition law issues, represents them before competition authorities and courts, and assists them in complex merger filings. Reto Jacobs also advises with respect to distribution systems and supports various companies with respect to their antitrust compliance programmes. He is a lecturer at the University of St Gallen.

Born in 1964, Reto Jacobs was educated at the University of St Gallen (lic iur, JD equivalent, 1990; Dr iur, 1997). He obtained an additional degree in European competition law from the University of Amsterdam (LLM 1993) and stayed as visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of several professional organisations, such as the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the IBA and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht. He has published numerous articles on antitrust and competition law. All of his publications are available on www.walderwyss.com/reto.jacobs.

Reto Jacobs speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

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