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Prager Dreifuss AG

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Bern, Brussels, Zurich

Prof Dr iur Philipp E. Zurkinden

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Prager Dreifuss AG

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Competition & Regulatory Matters, Corporate & M&A


Head of the Competition & Regulatory Matters team at Prager Dreifuss


Philipp Zurkinden advises local and international clients in various sectors in cartels procedures and regularly works together with international law firms in multi-jurisdictional merger filings.

He is lecturing Swiss and European competition law at the University and the European Institute of Basel. He acts as external expert of the Swiss government as well as in connection with competition legislation and politics. He is past President of the European Lawyers Association and therein head of the competition group “Application of EC competition law in third countries”.

Philipp Zurkinden is also Vice-Chairman of the competition group of the Swiss Bar Association, member of the board of ASAS and a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht and the IBA competition group. He is also a trustee of the Emirati-Swiss Friendship Platform. He is listed in various competition lawyers’ rankings, amongst others in Chambers Europe, and he is author of numerous publications in Switzerland and abroad.


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish


Past President of the European Lawyers Association
Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
International Bar Association (London)
Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC)
Emirati-Swiss Friendship Platform


University of Basel (Dr.iur., 1997)
Europa Institut of Saarbrücken, Germany (LL.M. Eur., 1994)
University of Berne (Fürsprecher, 1989)



Within: Competition

With experience in both Swiss and EU law, Prager Dreifuss AG's competition team is particularly experienced in multi-jurisdictional cartel and merger control proceedings, as well as public procurement and state aid cases. In a recent highlight, 'devoted, broadminded and resilient' Philipp Zurkinden successfully represented the Swiss Tennis Association in a ComCo proceeding concerning alleged abuse of dominance. Promarca, Starticket and SkyWork Airlines also feature in the client base.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Prager Dreifuss AG is especially good for insolvency law and tax matters, and also handles banking, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition law and litigation. Andreas Moll, Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger, Philipp Zurkinden, Roland Böhi and Christian Casanova are some of the notable individuals.

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