CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN CASELAW – SWITZERLAND – VERTICAL AGREEMENTS – GUIDELINES

Switzerland: The Swiss Competition Commission publishes guidelines about the interpretation of vertical agreements and modifies its previous Communication regarding vertical arrangements following the GABA ruling of the Swiss Supreme Court (GABA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 27 June 2017, ComCo published on its website two new texts, namely an amendment to its "Notice on the assessment of vertical agreements (Notice on Vertical Agreements, CommVert), ComCo decision of 28 June 2010", and an "Explanatory Note on the Notice on the assessment of vertical agreements (CommVert Explanatory Note), of 12 June 2017. Contrary to usual practice, these documents have not been circulated to interested circles for their comments. Therefore, we will only give an overview here, since it would be presumptuous to attempt to study in such a short space of time texts that are little tested as they stand and that deal with a complicated problem.

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Pierre Kobel, Switzerland: The Swiss Competition Commission publishes guidelines about the interpretation of vertical agreements and modifies its previous Communication regarding vertical arrangements following the GABA ruling of the Swiss Supreme Court (GABA), 12 June 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84643, pp. 176-178

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