The Swiss Competition Commission publishes its 2007 annual report

I. Salient aspects of Swiss competition law in 2007A. Dominant positions During the year 2007, the ComCo rendered two important decisions whereby market participants liable for anti-competitive practices were fined on the basis of Article 49a al. 1 of the Swiss Competition Act (“SCA”), a statutory provision which entered into force on April 1st, 2004 and whose legal consequences materialized in 2007: In a February 5th, 2007 decision, the ComCo blamed Swisscom Mobile (a legal successor to the former state-owned monopolist of the Swiss telecommunication sector) for abusing from its dominant position on the mobile phone market by applying an excessively high termination rate to the detriment of consumers. As a result, the ComCo imposed a fine of CHF 333 million on Swisscom Mobile.

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Philipp Fischer, The Swiss Competition Commission publishes its 2007 annual report, February 2008, e-Competitions February 2008, Art. N° 16287

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