Dr Benoît Merkt is a leading expert in competition law and is renowned for his first-rate practice. He specialises in all areas of Swiss and European merger control work and competition law, notably in the banking and finance, energy, high-tech, infrastructures (electricity), consumer goods, chemical, luxury goods, motor-car distribution, public broadcasting and retail sectors. He has been responsible for a large number of merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission and has coordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Benoît Merkt advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted in high-profile cases on alleged abuses of dominant positions, vertical restraints, cartels and public procurement.
Benoît Merkt is also one of the leading Swiss law practitioners in the field of tax-exempt and non-profit organisations. He heads the firm’s practice in this field. He has incorporated major foundations and associations of international scope and regularly advises clients with respect to the structuring and implementation of charitable projects in Switzerland and abroad. Considered as ‘one of the best’ and ‘recognised for his first-rate competition law practice’ (Who’s Who Legal 2017), ‘the superb Benoît Merkt is noted by sources for his expertise in competition law and his particular skill in complex cross-border cases’ (Who’s Who Legal 2018). Clients laud his ‘excellent knowledge and relationship with clients, clarity and precision’, also adding that he is ‘well connected with relevant authorities’ (Chambers and Partners 2018).