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Tightening of Swiss cartel law: Per se significance of hard core restraints

July 2016
Meinhardt, M. / Waser, A. / Merkt, B.

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court upheld that hard core agreements on prices, quantities and territories according to article 5 paragraph 3 and 4 of the Cartel Act constitute in principle per se significant restraints of competition. Horizontal and vertical hard core restraints may now only be justified on grounds of economic efficiency.

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