The “EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation” and Swiss-EU relations

The EU is in the process of setting additional limits to subsidy competition by non-EU states. With the new Foreign Subsidies Regulation, the EU is creating the conditions to take action against subsidies that are granted by non-EU countries to internationally active companies and that are likely to unfairly improve the competitive position of the […]

The EU adopts new rules against foreign subsidies – who should worry now?

As has been widely reported, the EU wants to expand its defence mechanism against undesirable subsidies and other state aid from non-EU countries. The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have agreed in principle on a Regulation to combat subsidies from third countries that distort the EU’s internal market. The text of the […]

Swiss Competition Commission reviews guidance on vertical restraints

The Swiss Competition Commission is consulting stakeholders on its revised Communication concerning the Competitive Assessment of Vertical Agreements (“the Swiss Vertical Communication”) and the accompanying Explanatory Note. The review of the Communication and the Explanatory Note was triggered by the  European Commission’s review of the EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines. As […]