Dr Pascal G Favre heads the competition practice of the Geneva offices of CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd. He regularly represents companies in complex proceedings brought before the competition authorities. He has solid experience in competition and antitrust law, particularly with regard to concentrations involving Swiss or foreign companies. He also advises companies in connection with issues involving searches, internal control, and compliance and leniency programmes. The distribution sector particularly values his knowledge of contract law coupled with his competition law practice. Mr Favre achieved a doctor of laws, summa cum laude (Fribourg, 2005; awarded three prizes). He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2004, where he was ranked first. He regularly publishes articles and updates on a wide range of legal issues. He is a co-author of a legal essay on the main principles of Swiss dominance law (Fiches juridiques suisses, No. 337, ‘L’abus de position dominante en droit de la concurrence’) and has drafted the second edition of a chapter dedicated to Swiss merger control in the Commentaire romand (the most comprehensive French-language commentary on Swiss competition law) (co-author). Mr Favre has also co-edited with Professor Pierre Tercier (honorary chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration and former chair of the Swiss Competition Commission) the fourth edition of Les Contrats spéciaux. It serves as a standard book in the field of Swiss contract law. Mr Favre is fluent in French, English and German.