Region: Switzerland

Switzerland probes online directory for abusive bundling

Switzerland’s Competition Commission is investigating whether a Swisscom subsidiary is unlawfully bundling access to the country’s two leading online business directories by making smaller companies pay for services they may not want or need.

07 September 2021

Swiss enforcer probes landfill for abuse

Switzerland's Competition Commission is investigating a landfill for allegedly abusing its dominance by charging its shareholders lower prices to dispose of waste.

09 June 2021

Baudenbacher Law opens as Skadden promotes

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted two competition law specialists to counsel, while former EFTA Court president Carl Baudenbacher has founded a boutique firm in Zurich alongside antitrust attorney Laura Melusine Baudenbacher.

07 June 2021

Boutique launches and economic consultancies expand in Europe

Two lawyers have set up an antitrust boutique in Romania, while Competition Economists Group has opened an office in Zurich and a former competition expert at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has moved into private practice.

25 May 2021

Top Swiss court rules that recommended retail prices are anticompetitive

Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that Pfizer’s recommended price-lists for an erectile dysfunction drug restricted competition, in a decision that local competition lawyers say creates uncertainty about the legality of recommended resale prices.

26 April 2021

Swiss enforcer probes Mastercard for abuse

Switzerland's Competition Commission has imposed interim measures on Mastercard as part of an abuse of dominance investigation, although the company has claimed they are unjustified.

18 February 2021

Switzerland hits Swisscom with interim measures

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has imposed interim measures on Swisscom as it probes whether the telecommunications provider prevented rivals from accessing its fibre optic network.

18 December 2020


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Many firms in Switzerland’s competition bar are representing companies in one of the antitrust enforcer's ongoing cartel probes into the construction and financial services sector.

11 December 2020

Swiss enforcer hits Euribor cartel with more fines

Switzerland’s antitrust authority has fined Crédit Agricole and HSBC a total of €6 million for colluding to manipulate the Euro Interbank Offered Rate, while also closing two investigations into NEX International for its suspected role in rigging other benchmark interest rates.

28 October 2020

Switzerland fines ice hockey broadcaster

Switzerland’s antitrust watchdog has fined pay-television company UPC Switzerland €27.9 million for abuse of dominance after it refused to share broadcasting rights to live ice hockey games with competitors.

21 October 2020

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