Benoît Merkt

Partner, Head of Competition
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Dr. Benoît Merkt is a leading expert in competition law and is renowned for his first-rate practice. He specializes in all areas of Swiss and European merger control work and competition law, notably in the banking and finance, energy, high-tech, infrastructures (electricity), consumer goods, chemical, luxury goods, motor-car distribution, public broadcasting and retail sectors. He has been responsible for a large number of merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission and co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Benoît Merkt advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted in high profile cases on alleged abuses of dominant positions, vertical restraints, cartels and public procurement.

Benoît Merkt is also one of the leading Swiss law practitioners in the field of tax-exempt/non-profit organizations. He heads the firm’s practice in this field. He has incorporated major foundations and associations of international scope and regularly advises clients with respect to the structuring and implementation of charitable projects in Switzerland and abroad.

Practice Area
Competition, Tax-Exempt/Non-Profit Organizations, Regulated Markets, Public Procurement and Administrative Law, Internal Investigations
French, English, German
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Top-notch! Excellent combination of thoughtful analysis and practical approach
IFLR1000, 2020
He is fully responsive, meets deadlines, is diplomatic and has a practical approach
Chambers, 2021
The “well-respected” Benoît Merkt is considered “the most famous competition lawyer in Geneva.
Who’s Who Legal, 2021
A highly recognized professional, very well known for cartels, abuses of dominant position and complex merger cases
Legal 500, 2020
Very well connected, knowledgeable and dedicated
Chambers, 2020
Particularly quick on the uptake of what is needed in any situation
Chambers, 2019
Excellent knowledge and relationship with clients, clarity and precision
Chambers, 2018