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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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David Mamane

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Zurich / Competition and Antitrust / Energy and Telecommunication / Intellectual Property / Distribution and Licensing / Public and Administrative Law


David Mamane is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's Competition Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are competition/antitrust law, telecommunications and energy regulation, public procurement, as well as license and distribution agreements. David regularly advises clients in proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission and is experienced in all aspects of Swiss and European competition law, including national and multi-jurisdictional merger control procedures, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, dawn raids, internal investigations, compliance, e-learning, and leniency procedures. David has established himself as one of the most renowned Swiss competition lawyers at the international level due to his involvement in international conferences and matters.
David is additionally highly specialized in the field of IT and is a co-founder of a legal consulting firm in the IT sector. With this unique expertise, David leads IT and Knowledge Management at Schellenberg Wittmer.


Teaching assistant at College of Europe, Bruges (2004). Associate in Belgium and Switzerland (2000-2008). Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (2009), Partner (2011).


German, English, French.


President of AIJA's Antitrust Commission. Membver of ABA's SIL International Antitrust Committee Steering Group. Member of Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations. Member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht.


University of Basel, law degree (1997). Swiss bar (2000). College of Europe, Bruges, Master of European Law LLM (2003).



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David Mamane - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Within: Competition

Considered ‘one of the go-to firms in Switzerland’, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with ‘very short response times, excellent business acumen and proactivity’. The practice focuses particularly on investigations, Commission proceedings, appeals, leniencies and dawn raids, while also advising clients on their compliance programs. Recent highlights include the handling of all merger control and antitrust aspects of the merger between Postfinance’s and SIX’s mobile payment operators TWINT and Paymit and representing Husqvarna in a resale price investigation by the Swiss competition authority regarding robotic lawn mowers. Upc cablecom and Warner Music are other active clients. The ‘experiencedDavid Mamanealways provides spot-on, relevant advice’ and ‘gets the job done with little hassle’. Jürg Borer left to establish Borer Attorneys at Law.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

First-rate firmSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd is highly recommended for its advice on competition, dispute resolution, TMT and transport matters, while banking and finance is another strong focus. David Mamane, Martin Lanz, Roland Mathys and Alexander von Ziegler are the main partners; Philipp Groz and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are other names to note. Martin Bernet left the firm to establish Bernet Arbitration / Dispute management. Jürg Borer left to establish Borer Attorneys at Law.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd covers administrative law procedures involving energy producers and distributors, as well as regulatory matters and public procurement in the telecommunications, technology and environmental sectors. The team advised Sopra Steria on various ICT public procurement projects and represented Services Industriels de Lausanne in proceedings against regulator ElCom concerning the energy and grid tariff. ICT lead Roland Mathys and competition partner David Mamane is the key figure. Jürg Borer left to establish Borer Attorneys at Law.

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Within: TMT

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd’s ‘competitive, pragmatic and solution-oriented’ team consists of ‘top professionals who have an excellent track record as well as deep knowledge and understanding of client needs’. The group handles IP, competition, compliance and contentious issues for TMT clients as well as major technology system implementation, outsourcing and digital transformation matters. Recent highlights include advising Schindler on an IT infrastructure outsourcing and assisting Manor Group with the development of a new IT platform. The ‘highly experiencedRoland Mathys is ‘always focused and target-oriented’ and has a ‘clear strategic instinct to state-of-the-art solutions in a very constructive way’. Competition partner David Mamaneis good at taking the client’s commercial reality into account for his advice’.

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