Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)

Benoît Merkt

Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)

Benoît Merkt is a partner at Lenz & Staehelin. He qualified in Neuchâtel in 1994 and in Geneva since 1999. His practice areas are competition and commercial law as well as international non-profit organizations. Benoît is head of the competition group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He speaks French, English and German. He has been research fellow in European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern. He holds a doctorate in law from Neuchâtel University and a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford. He is lecturer in competition law at the University of Geneva and in the Master in International Law and Economics at the University of Bern.

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Benoît Merkt, Marcel Meinhardt, Astrid Waser, Sevan Antreasyan The Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules that agency privilege will not protect firms from liability for exclusivity agreements partitioning the domestic market (Les Editions Flammarion)


The Federal Supreme Court published its judgment regarding Les Editions Flammarion SA in the book market case and excludes the application of the agency privilege to exclusivity clauses partitioning the Swiss market. Investigation of the French-language book market Following an (...)

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)


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 (...)

31062 Revue

Ana Barros Feiteira, Angie Ng, Benoît Merkt, Camilla Jain Holtse, Christian Hagerman, Christian Nielsen, David T. Fischer, Dieter Hauck, Graeme Edgerton, Inigo Igartua, Kiri Tahana, Lesley Farrell, Martijn Snoep, Martin Klusmann, Massimo Merola, Michael Reiss, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Nathan J. Muyskens, Nick Taylor, Rayan Houdrouge, Sara Lembo, Serge Bourque, Shreeya Smith, Suzanne Kingston, Teresa Lorca Morales, Tommy Pettersson Digital evidence searches in competition investigations : Best Practices for effective fundamental rights (Results of an international survey among defense lawyers)


An international survey among defense lawyers was lauched under the aegis of Concurrences in order to compare the protections that have been implemented in 15 different jurisdictions to address issues of fundamental rights arising in the frame of digital investigations. A first set of Best (...)

Benoît Merkt 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 I. Introduction 1. On July 2nd, 2007, the Swiss Competition Commission (the “ComCo”) (...)

Benoît Merkt Switzerland : Vertical Agreements


Le 2 juillet 2007, la Commission de la concurrence (la « ComCo ») a adopté une nouvelle communication sur les accords verticaux (la « Communication »), qui entrera en vigueur le 1er janvier 2008. Ce faisant, la ComCo a indiqué de manière générale comment elle entend développer sa pratique en (...)



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