Dominique Guex

Bourgeois Avocats (Lausanne)
Lawyer (Partner)

Dominique Guex is a Partner at Bourgeois Avocats since 2016. Mr. Guex graduated from the University of Fribourg Law School in 2000. In the following years, he worked at the Swiss Competition Commission in Bern, the Competition Directorate of the European Commission in Brussels, a law firm in Bienne and as a clerk with the Regional Court in Bienne. He passed the bar in Bern in 2005 and then joined the firm. More recently, Dominique graduated with a LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC and passed the New York bar exam. He also worked at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC and obtained a Certificate in Corporate Finance from Georgetown University. Dominique’s main areas of practice include competition law (antitrust), corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and pension law. He is also a lecturer in competition law at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Neuchâtel, as well as for the CAS in International Competition Law and Compliance organized by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, the UNCTAD and the New York State Bar Association. He is fluent in French, English and German.


1311 Bulletin

Dominique Guex The Swiss Federal Administrative Court upholds fines imposed by the Competition Authority to a toothpaste manufacturer and licensor and its distributor and licensee for prohibiting parallel imports from Austria to Switzerland (Gaba International)


Background and Court decision Back in 2009, the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) hit Gaba International AG – an undertaking part of the Colgate-Palmolive Group and manufacturer of the toothpaste brands Elmex and Meridol – with a CHF 4.8 mio (about EUR 3.9 mio) fine for restricting passive (...)

Dominique Guex The Swiss Competition Commission joins the US DOJ, the EU Commission and other antitrust authorities in imposing fines to domestic and foreign freight forwarders (Kuehne + Nagel International, Panalpina Welttransport, Agility Logistics International, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post, Spedlogswiss)


Introduction After a five and a half years long investigation, the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) eventually joined US and EU antitrust authorities in sanctioning price fixing agreements related to a variety of fees charged to clients purchasing international freight forwarding services (...)

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