GCR 100 - 10th Edition

Schellenberg Wittmer

Professional notice

Schellenberg Wittmer's competition practice is led by Zurich-based Jürg Borer, while Jean-Yves De Both represents the team in Geneva.

"Jürg is a fine lawyer at the top of the league," said one rival. "He's a leading individual," said another. "Borer is well known by the Swiss Competition Commission, by other lawyers and by businesses, and that makes him one of the country's top competition lawyers," claimed a third. Borer, a Who's Who nominee, joined Schellenberg Wittmer in December 2006 after 10 years at rival firm Pestalozzi. He says the move was designed to bring Schellenberg Wittmer's competition practice up to speed with its exemplary corporate division. As well as Borer, the core competition team of the firm includes senior associate David Mamane and two other full-time competition associates. In addition, three partners and two associates practise competition on a part-time basis. The firm is advising Orange in a formal investigation by the Swiss Competition Commission in the Swiss mobile telecommunication market, and SIX Multipay in the authority's investigation of interchange fees in the Swiss credit card market. Johnson Controls is another client. The Schellenberg Wittmer team advised Johnson Controls when it acquired Swisscom's facilities management business in April 2009. Other key clients include BKW-FMB Energie, Cablecom, Coca-Cola, Coop, and Publicitas/PubliGroupe.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 110 specialized attorneys in Zurich and Geneva advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. Our areas of advice include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/ information technology, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients, trusts & estates, foundations, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. It has developed further specialised areas of practice complementary to its core activities. The firm has a worldwide network of foreign correspondents and has considerable experience in managing international projects with law firms in other countries.

Competiton Team

Skilled Advice for Relevant Markets

Schellenberg Wittmer's Competition Group comprises leading experts who specialize in advising and representing clients active in various markets in matters that pertain to competition law or have a regulatory impact.

Drawing on our unique blend of skills and resources, we advise you on issues concerning Swiss and EC competition law on commercial practices and agreements as well as on the preparation of filings for Swiss merger control. We further develop strategies in view of civil law litigations and compliance programs and audits.

International Experience

Schellenberg Wittmer has long-standing international experience in all of the practice areas. The firm advises on large-scale international M&A and finance transactions, and handles international litigation and arbitration. It has recently advised international clients on various cross-border acquisitions and recapitalisations, debt and equity capital market transactions, on establishing internationally active investment funds and on the structuring of relocations of corporate world-headquarters to Switzerland.

Zurich

+41 44 215 5252

Jürg Borer / [email protected]

David Mamane / [email protected]

Geneva

+41 22 707 8000

Jean-Yves De Both / [email protected]

Visit our Website at http://www.swlegal.ch/.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 110 specialized attorneys in Zurich and Geneva advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. Our areas of advice include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/ information technology, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients, trusts & estates, foundations, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. It has developed further specialised areas of practice complementary to its core activities. The firm has a worldwide network of foreign correspondents and has considerable experience in managing international projects with law firms in other countries.

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