Organisation: Swiss Competition Commission

Swiss authority opposes draft legislative amendments

Switzerland’s government has proposed several amendments to the country’s competition rules to “neutralise” controversial case law, although the national antitrust enforcer has warned they undermine its abilities and vowed to challenge them.

26 May 2023

Fragrance industry faces US follow-on after European dawn raids

Four major fragrance manufacturers conspired to fix prices for perfume products and barred competitors from supplying certain customers, an independent wholesaler has argued in a proposed class action.

20 April 2023

EU issues temporary approval to UBS/Credit Suisse

The European Commission has waived the standstill obligation under its merger control rules to allow UBS to acquire Credit Suisse prior to notification, but the agency could still investigate the tie-up.

05 April 2023

Merger control rules set aside for UBS/Credit Suisse tie-up

Switzerland’s government has used emergency powers to override the country’s merger control rules so as to allow Credit Suisse’s 11th hour sale to UBS, prompting criticism that competition laws have been ignored in the creation of a banking giant.

22 March 2023

Cross-border coordination drives fragrance cartel raids

Competition authorities in the EU, UK, US and Switzerland have heeded calls to better align cartel enforcement efforts by coordinating dawn raids on four fragrance manufacturers and a global industry association.

08 March 2023

Switzerland: Merger Control Reform Could Have Big Impact, Especially for ‘National’ Markets

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - First Edition

Reform of Swiss merger control may have consequences for future mergers in its life sciences sector, particularly in markets defined as national in geographical scope, such as the distribution of drugs markets.

21 October 2022

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