Christian Bovet

Geneva Law School
Professor

Before being appointed full professor at the University of Geneva in 1998, Christian Bovet practised law for several years as a partner in a Geneva law firm. He received an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (New York) in 1988 and worked for over a year as foreign associate with the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton. In January 2005 he became vice-president of the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). Until 2004 he headed the Swiss Association of Competition Law (ASAS) and was designated in 2005 to chair the scientific committee of the International League of Competition Law. He is also president of the Swiss Bar Association’s (FSA/SAV) commission on competition law and serves on the committee of the 3,000-strong Swiss Lawyers Society (SSJ/SJV). He is a member of the executive commission of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva. In addition, from 1999 to 2006 he served as chairman of the permanent arbitration tribunal set up as a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) by the Swiss Asset Managers’ Association (ASG/VSV) to settle disputes among members of the profession and constituent bodies of the association. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the review Concurrences.

Linked authors

University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Landolt & Koch (Geneva)
Three Crowns (London)
Knoepfler Gehing Gabus
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)

Articles

794 Bulletin

Christian Bovet Arbitration and competition law: a mixed-motive game?

794

Since the Mitsubishi judgment, the arbitrability of antitrust cases has become a standard admitted in most – if not all – jurisdictions. A great number of books, articles and notes have been published on the subject. Nevertheless, experience shows that several questions may still arise and that the parties should count not only on practitioners understanding the fundamentals of competition law but also on arbitrators being truly allergic to arguments of this type or being simply incompetent in the matter. Although merger control remains within the hands of competition authorities, some measures relating to the implementation of remedies may be close or even integrated into arbitration procedures.

11083 Review

Benoît Merkt, Christian Bovet, Constantine Partasides, Dámaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, François Knoepfler, Laurence Burger, Laurence Idot Arbitration, competition law and public order

11083

EC Regulation n° 1/2003 increased the role of arbitrators, ordinary law judges of competition, in the same way than states judges. The meeting between arbitration and competition law nonetheless arises some particular issues due to a natural antagonism between the public order character of (...)

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