Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)

Benoît Merkt

Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)
Lawyer (Partner)

Benoît Merkt 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.

Auteurs associés

Lenz & Staehelin (Zurich)
Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)
Lenz & Staehelin (Zurich)
Lenz & Staehelin (Geneva)
Lenz & Staehelin (Zurich)


17202 Bulletin

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 (...)

30809 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 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 matière (...)

Benoît Merkt, Christian Bovet, Constantine Partasides, Dámaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, François Knoepfler, Laurence Burger, Laurence Idot Ordre public, concurrence et arbitrage


Le règlement CE n° 1/2003 n’a fait qu’accroître le rôle des arbitres, juges de droit commun de la concurrence, au même titre que les juges étatiques. La rencontre entre l’arbitrage et le droit de la concurrence soulève néanmoins des difficultés particulières du fait d’un antagonisme naturel entre le (...)


Envoyer un message