Competition and antitrust laws around the world are rapidly evolving. Authorities are increasingly using a wide range of powers to investigate mergers, markets, cartels, contractual arrangements between competitors, suppliers and distributors and alleged abuses of market positions. In such an environment, Lenz & Staehelin’s clients benefit from our in-depth experience and longstanding commitment.
Clients come to us for advice on the complete range of antitrust/competition, regulatory and trade issues spanning merger control and joint ventures, restrictive practices, market dominance, cartel investigations and related litigation, market/sectoral investigations, competition litigation, licensing and distribution, intellectual property, liberalization, public procurement and trade/WTO matters.
Lenz & Staehelin's Competition law group is one of the largest in Switzerland, unique in terms of national footprint. It is one of only very few firms in the country with the resources to handle the most complex mandates. Its extensive and varied expertise places the firm at the forefront of Swiss competition law. The team is widely and consistently recognized to be part of Switzerland's competition law elite and has a proven track record of successfully steering clients through the largest transactions, closely watched investigations and high-stakes litigations in Switzerland.
Lenz & Staehelin regularly advises clients in many different industries, including the media, telecommunications, automobile, FMCG, pharmaceutical, industrial, energy, healthcare, technology and luxury sectors. In addition we also advise financial institutions on both the antitrust/competition aspects of corporate deals as well as in contentious matters in courts throughout Switzerland. We represent clients in particular before the Swiss Competition Commission, the Swiss Price Supervisory Office and in civil litigation in cantonal and federal courts in Switzerland.