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Philippe M. Reich

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Biography

Philippe M. Reich currently serves as head of the Firm's Antitrust and Trade Law Practice Group in Switzerland. He has been a member of the Steering Committee for the EMEA International Trade and Commerce practice group and is currently a member of the EMEA Competition Law, International Trade and Commerce and Transactional practice groups. Philippe is regularly ranked as a leader in his field in Who's Who Legal and a notable practitioner in Legal 500 and Chambers, while the Swiss practice is ranked "Highly Recommended" in GCR, "Recommended" in Chambers and Tier 2 in Legal 500. Philippe is also the EMEA member of the Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie's Global India Focus Group, Chairman of the Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce and forms the Indian Desk of Baker McKenzie in Switzerland.

Practice Focus

Philippe is seasoned in antitrust, European and international trade law, in particular export controls and sanctions, as well as commercial and corporate law. He advises on cross-border transactions and joint ventures and represents clients in India on in- and outbound projects. Philippe regularly advises clients on antitrust and trade compliance and represents them in cartel and merger control, as well as export control and sanctions proceedings before the Swiss authorities

Representative Legal Matters

  • Regularly advises on in- and outbound Swiss-Euro-Indo cross–border structurings and transactions.

  • Advises numerous Swiss and international clients in multiple sectors regularly on antitrust compliance issues, including dawn raids and investigations.

  • Successfully defended a number of Swiss and multinational clients in sanctions investigations/proceedings.

  • Regularly advises Swiss and international clients in various sectors on trade compliance issues, including compliance policies and investigations.

  • Represents and advises Panalpina in the global investigation (including Swiss proceedings) in respect of an alleged cartel in the freight forwarding sector, and coordinates the global team of legal advisers.

  • Represents and advises Estée Lauder in the Swiss investigation in respect of an alleged cartel in the luxury cosmetics and perfumes sector.

  • Represents and advises a major international airline in the Swiss investigation in respect of an alleged cartel in the air cargo sector.

  • Advises a major international airline on antitrust compliance; represented and advised a major international airline in an abuse of dominance case; and represented and advised Credit Suisse in the Swiss merger control proceeding in respect of the emergency takeover of Swissair.

  • Represents and advises a major Swiss news agency in an abuse of dominance case.

  • Represents and advises Socar Energy on merger control and competition law issues.


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Admissions

  • Zurich~Switzerland (1998)
  • Switzerland (1998)

Education

  • College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M.) (1996)
  • University of Zurich (Lic. jur.) (1994)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Co-author, Commentary on article 1 of the Swiss Merger Act, in: Stämpflis Handkommentar, Fusionsgesetz, 2nd Edition, 2015

Co-author, chapter on "Swiss competition and merger control laws," Frankfurter Kommentar Kartellrecht, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt, Cologne, 2005 and 2011

Author, Swiss chapter of "Global Merger Notification Handbook," 9th edition, Cameron May, London, 2011

Co-author, "Baker McKenzie commentary on the Federal Civil Procedure Act," Verlag Stämpfli, Berne, 2010

Author, contribution in "Schweizerisches Kartellrecht - an Wendepunkten," Verlag Dike, St. Gall, 2009

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