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)
KGG Avocats au barreau & notaire (Neuchâtel)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)
Linklaters (London)
Linklaters (Düsseldorf)

Articles

1281 Bulletin

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

1281

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.

16396 Review

Frédéric Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Michèle Carpagnano, Daniel Crane, Aymeric de Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien Dos Santos, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Faustine Viala, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis

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The unexpected shock provoked by the Covid-19 crisis and the measures taken to limit the spread of the pandemic have affected the functioning of many markets. Throughout the world, competition authorities which, in the last decade, had been enforcing their laws in the context of steady economic (...)

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

11219

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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