INTERNATIONAL - SWITZ COMPETITION COMMISSION (COMCO) - REVISED COMMUNICATION ON THE ASSESSMENT OF VERTICAL AGREEMENTS - ENTRY INTO FORCE ON JANUARY 1ST, 2008 - HARMONIZATION WITH COMMUNITY LAW - STRICTER APPROACH - PRICE RECOMMENDATIONS - INTRA-BRAND COMPETITION - REBUTTAL OF THE PRESUMPTION OF SUPPRESSION OF EFFECTIVE COMPETITION

Switzerland: Vertical Agreements

Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo), 2 July 2007, Revised communication on the assessment of vertical agreements (Communication sur les accords verticaux du 2 juillet 2007), not yet available in English [1] I. Introduction 1. On July 2nd, 2007, the Swiss Competition Commission (the “ComCo”) adopted a revised communication on the assessment of vertical agreements (the “Revised Communication on Vertical Agreements” or “Revised Communication”) [2], which replaces the previous communication of February 18th, 2002 [3]. It is inspired by Commission Regulation 2790/1999 of December 22, 1999 [4] (“Regulation n° 2790/1999” or the “Block Exemption”) and by the European Commission's Guidelines on the assessment of vertical restraints (the “Guidelines on Vertical Restraints”). The Revised Communication

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  • Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)

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Benoît Merkt, Switzerland: Vertical Agreements, December 2007, Concurrences N° 4-2007, Art. N° 14393, pp. 165-172

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