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The Swiss Parliament adopts an in-depth revision of the Competition Act aiming to update and further adapt national competition legislation to EU competition law (Revised Federal Act on cartels and other restraints of competition)

I. Introduction The aim of this paper is to provide background information about Swiss competition law to which readers will be able to refer in the context of the e-Competitions project. As a reminder, Switzerland is neither a member of the European Union (EU) nor a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). Switzerland therefore occupies a somewhat unique position in the middle of Europe as far as competition law enforcement is concerned. The law governing competition matters in Switzerland is the Federal Act on Cartels and Other Restraints of Competition of 6 October 1995 (the "Competition Act"). On June 20, 2003, the Swiss Parliament adopted an in-depth revision of the Competition Act. The purpose of this last revision was to update and further adapt Swiss competition

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  • Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)
  • Riesen Law (Nyon)

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Benoît Merkt, Olivier Riesen, The Swiss Parliament adopts an in-depth revision of the Competition Act aiming to update and further adapt national competition legislation to EU competition law (Revised Federal Act on cartels and other restraints of competition), 20 June 2003, e-Competitions June 2003, Art. N° 12725

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