The fields of activity of Denis Cherpillod are competition law (cartels, horizontal and vertical agreements, distribution, abuse of dominant position) as well as business law, corporate law and contract law. He has a broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions and in financing of companies. Prior to joining Reymond & Associés, he has practised law within leading business law firms and has worked for the Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission.

Since 2015, Denis Cherpillod lectures on “Practical Business Law” within the Master of Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship of the EPFL.
Areas of expertise
Training
Professional experience
Memberships
2007

Bar admission

2005

University of Berne, Doctor of Law (received summa cum laude)

2001

Universities of Lausanne and Berne, Master of Law

Partner at the law firm Reymond & Associés (since 2014)

Attorney-at-law with Lenz & Staehelin, Lausanne and Geneva (2011 – 2014)

Attorney-at-law with BMP Associés (currently Bourgeois Avocats), Lausanne (2007 – 2011)

Trainee lawyer with BMP Associés (currently Bourgeois Avocats), Lausanne (2005 – 2007)

Scientific advisor at the Secretariat of the Competition Commission, Berne (2001 – 2004)

Vaud Bar Association (OAV)

Swiss Bar Association (FSA)

Swiss Association of Competition Law (ASAS), Swiss Group of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC)

Business Law Center of the University of Lausanne (CEDIDAC)

Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Publications

L’arrêt Gaba et la révision de la communication de la Comco sur les accords verticaux – évolutions majeures en droit suisse de la concurrence, Bulletin CEDIDAC n° 68 du 9 novembre 2017

Abuse of Dominant Position and Globalization – Rapport suisse au Congrès de la LIDC 2015, in Këllezi/Kilpatrick/Kobel (éds.), Abuse of Dominant Position and Globalization & Protection and Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Know-how, Springer 2017

Conformité au droit de la concurrence – Guide pratique pour les PME, Publication du Centre Patronal et de la Fédération des Entreprises Romandes – Genève, Paudex et Genève 2014 (co-auteur : Hubert O. Gilliéron)

Restructurations intra-groupe, in Peter/Dutoit (éd.), Les restructurations en droit des sociétés, du travail et international privé, Genève 2010 (co-auteur : Jean-Luc Chenaux)

Rédaction du chapitre « Droit des cartels » in Chaudet/Cherpillod/Landrove, Droit suisse des affaires, 3ème édition, Bâle 2010

Evolutions jurisprudentielles récentes relatives à la notion de position dominante en droit suisse de la concurrence : voie sans issue, in Landrove (éd.), De lege negotiorum – Etudes en l’honneur du Prof. François Chaudet, Genève 2009

Les fusions de petites et moyennes entreprises, in RSDA 5/2006, p. 328 ss (co-auteur : Jean-Luc Chenaux)

L’abus structurel – La modification directe de la structure du marché sous l’angle de l’abus de position dominante, thèse de doctorat de l’Université de Berne, éditions Schulthess et Bruylant, Genève et Bruxelles 2006

Courses and Conferences

Teaching company law within the course “Swiss law for foreign accountants” organized by EXPERTSuisse (since 2008)

Lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), teaching the course “Practical Business Law” within the Master of Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Various lectures and seminars since 2008