In 2017, our firm was ranked among the best studies in Switzerland for competition and cartel law, according to a Handelszeitung/Bilan ranking.
We advise our clients on horizontal and vertical agreements, including distribution, abuse of dominant position and the implementation of compliance programs. We assist them before the competition authorities (Comco and TAF) as well as before civil courts in disputes relating to competition law.
Advice to companies
In the field of competition law, we advise companies in their relations with their competitors (cooperation, consortia, exchanges of information, joint ventures and joint ventures, in particular) as well as with their distributors and suppliers (setting up distribution systems, parallel imports, electronic commerce, etc.).
We assist our clients in setting up compliance programs, a particularly effective tool to avoid costly violations of competition law. In this context, we can carry out internal audits, training and simulations. We also help our clients prepare for a possible quest by competition authorities through appropriate process.
Representation before the Competition Commission
We assist our clients in proceedings conducted by the Competition Commission, whether to bring a matter to its attention or, on the contrary, when a company is the subject of an investigation. In this context, we keep in mind the possibility for the company involved to participate, or not, in the leniency programme, which makes it possible to obtain significant reductions in any penalties.
Assistance before the Civil Courts
Our firm assists you in negotiations and legal proceedings concerning practices falling within the scope of the Anti-Cartel Law, but also the Federal Law against Unfair Competition (LCD) in the event of anti-competitive practices such as denigration, parasitism, risk of confusion, comparative advertising, etc.
- Implementation of compliance programs for medium and large companies, including internal audit and training;
- Assistance to clients before the Competition Commission in proceedings concerning restrictions on parallel imports;
- Assistance of several members of an employers’ association before the Competition Commission in connection with professional tariffs;
- Assistance to an international company in a dispute with a distributor;
- Assistance to a client as an expert before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in relation to an abuse of dominant position issue.
27 March 2023
Continental Can revival !
In its “Towercast” judgment of March 16, 2023, the CJEU redefines the relationship between abuse of dominance and merger control by confirming that a concentration of undertakings may, in certain circumstances, be considered an abuse…
3 February 2020
Denis Cherpillod speaker at the 12th Journée de droit de la concurrence of the University of Fribourg
On 31 January 2020, at the 12th Journée de droit de la concurrence organized by the University of Fribourg, Denis Cherpillod participated in a round table about the recent developments in competition law, with Prof.…
News - 25 November 2018
Participation of Me Denis Cherpillod in the 9th Competition Law Day
Our partner Denis Cherpillod will attend the 9th Competition Law Day taking place on November 29, 2018 at the Centre patronal in Paudex, which will be dedicated to unfair competition law and cartel law. As…
Publications - 22 April 2017
New publication by Denis Cherpillod
Abuse of Dominant Position and Globalization – Swiss Report to the LIDC Congress 2015, in Këllezi/Kilpatrick/Kobel (éds.), Abuse of Dominant Position and Globalization & Protection and Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Know-how, Springer 2017…