Sectors

Sectors

Public Sector

We have a strong and highly specialized Public Sector group which advises in contentious and non-contentious matters covering all aspects of public and administrative law as well as complex national and international transactions. Our specialists have long-standing experience in the relevant fields which include public procurement law, energy law, telecoms and media law, price surveillance regulation, public-private partnerships, reorganization of public and administrative entities, pharmaceutical, medical and health-care regulation and general administrative law including public law litigation, building law and property law aspects. We advise clients in all fields of the public sector including:
  • Defense
  • Infrastructure
  • Life science
  • Media (radio and television)
  • Mail services
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Financial markets
  • Price surveillance
  • Utilities
Examples of our work include high profile public procurement cases in which we act on both sides, i.e. for contracting authorities and entities as well as for suppliers. We have an extended practice in advising clients in large public tender proceedings and potential follow up litigations before cantonal and federal authorities and courts. We also advise public entities in public procurement investigations before the Competition Commission. Regarding telecoms and media, the firm has been involved in many high profile cases, such as the auction on mobile telecommunication spectrum or the proceeding on radio licenses in the Zurich area. An important field of our practice in the public sector concern investigations of the Swiss Price Surveillance Office (PSO). In this respect, we advised Swiss Post and SAP in recent settlements with the PSO.
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