Region: Switzerland

Swiss enforcer raids Novartis over abusive patent litigation

Switzerland’s Competition Commission is working alongside the European Commission to investigate whether Novartis abused one of its patents by launching legal proceedings over a treatment to fight skin disease.

15 September 2022

Swiss enforcer lifts interim measures on Mastercard

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has lifted interim measures it imposed on Mastercard in an abuse of dominance probe after a local court suspended them for being disproportionate and unnecessary.

26 August 2022

Switzerland: an era of potential modernisation

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

24 June 2022

Court orders Swisscom to pay €69 million fine

Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court has confirmed a €69 million fine imposed by the national antitrust authority on Swisscom and its sports broadcasting subsidiaries for refusing to give rivals access to its full suite of football and ice hockey packages.

10 June 2022

Swiss enforcer claims legal amendments threaten national competition enforcement

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has pushed back against the government’s plan to amend the national competition law, but local lawyers have said its concerns are largely overblown.

26 April 2022

Switzerland hits asphalt plant with abuse of dominance sanction

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has fined an asphalt plant €1.4 million for unlawfully offering discounted prices to road construction companies that owned shares in the company.

25 February 2022

Switzerland

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Much of Switzerland’s antitrust bar has its hand in one of several ongoing cartel and abuse of dominance probes being conducted by the country’s competition watchdog.

10 December 2021

Swiss court reaffirms recommended retail price ruling

Switzerland’s highest court has once again ruled that recommended price-list publications are anticompetitive, ordering a lower court to confirm sanctions against Eli Lilly and Bayer for restricting competition for their respective erectile dysfunction drugs.

02 November 2021

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

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