The Swiss Comco issues a notice on business secrets expressing its view on criteria to be fulfilled for information to be qualified as business secrets and addressing certain specific questions (Aide-mémoire Secrets d’affaires/Merkblatt Geschäftsgeheimnisse)

On April 30, 2008 the Comco released a notice on business secrets (the "Notice"). The Notice expresses the Comco's view on qualification criteria to be fulfilled for information to be qualified as business secrets and addresses certain specific questions. As a principle, the CA provides that Swiss competition authorities, in addition to their official secrecy obligation, are bound to an obligation to keep business secrets towards parties to their procedures. This secrecy requirement applies to all publications of the Comco, including procedural documents which are consulted by parties when using their right to access files during cartel investigation procedures. The Comco's obligation to safeguard business secrets applies vis-à-vis all companies and individuals providing information

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Simon Brunschwig, The Swiss Comco issues a notice on business secrets expressing its view on criteria to be fulfilled for information to be qualified as business secrets and addressing certain specific questions (Aide-mémoire Secrets d’affaires/Merkblatt Geschäftsgeheimnisse), 30 April 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2008, Art. N° 22132

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