Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (JD Supra Switzerland)
Private antitrust enforcement in Switzerland
There is a wide range of remedies under Swiss competition law for business litigants. Inventive remedies include compelled access to what American antitrust lawyers would call an “essential facility.” But recent proposed legislation that would have provided consumers with standing to enforce Switzerland’s competition laws has been rejected, and private enforcement remains in the hands of...
Swiss Parliament Rejects Antitrust Reforms
The Swiss competition law is governed by the Federal Law of October 6, 1995, on Cartels and Other Restraints of Competition (the Cartel Act). The regulatory framework is accompanied by numerous federal ordinances and communications of the Federal Competition Commission. On February 22, 2012, the Swiss Federal Council submitted to Parliament its draft for a number of amendments of the Cartel Act...