Swiss Federal Administrative Court Brings Rules on Recommended Resale Prices in Line with EU Practice

Background In December 2009, the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) sanctioned three producers of drugs for erectile dysfunction for issuing resale price recommendations. COMCO argued inter alia that the price recommendations amounted to unlawful concerted practices on resale prices because a large number of the pharmacies and doctors involved sold the products at the recommended prices.… Weiterlesen Swiss Federal Administrative Court Brings Rules on Recommended Resale Prices in Line with EU Practice

Swiss Competition Commission adapts the Communication on Vertical Restraints

After the Federal Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Gaba (Elmex) case, the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) has made adjustments to the communication on the treatment of vertical agreements. Additionally, COMCO has for the first time published explanatory notes to assist with the interpretation of the communication on vertical restraints. Background The trigger for adapting… Weiterlesen Swiss Competition Commission adapts the Communication on Vertical Restraints

Swiss Competition Commission blocks proposed merger between Ticketcorner and Starticket

We decided to start publishing blog posts in English language. On 23 May 2017, the Swiss Competition Commission released a public statement about its prohibition of the merger between Ticketcorner and Starticket. Although the substantive test of the Swiss merger control regulation sets very high standards for an intervention the Swiss competition authority considered that… Weiterlesen Swiss Competition Commission blocks proposed merger between Ticketcorner and Starticket