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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).



Within: Leading individuals

David Mamane - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Within: Competition

International coordination of merger control filings, compliance programmes, multi-jurisdictional investigations (including dawn raids, leniency procedures and dominance cases) and civil law litigation form the range of services at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd. In a recent highlight, David Mamane acted as lead competition adviser to Bouygues Construction on its CHF850m acquisition of Alpiq Energy Services. Other clients operate in the TMT, energy, retail and finance industries. Counsel Samuel Hagenstein-Jost joined from Siegrist Ries & Partner in November 2017, while of counsel Peter Georg Picht joined from the University of Zurich in November 2018. Jürg Borer left to found Borer Attorneys at Law in January 2018.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with high-end work in dispute resolution, banking and finance, transport, sports and TMT. David Mamane, Martin Lanz, 'outstanding data protection lawyer' Roland Mathys, Manuel Liatowitsch, Christopher Boog and Alexander von Ziegler are the main partners, while Philipp Groz and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are also noted.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd provides regulatory, compliance-related and procurement advice, with a major focus on energy, transport, construction and competition matters. TMT partner Roland Mathys assists start-up company Fairtiq with data privacy, contractual and financing work, while David Mamane handles the regulatory, public procurement and competition law aspects arising from the CHF850m acquisition of Alpiq Engineering Services by Bouygues Construction. Uber Switzerland, BKW and Axpo Energy Utility are among its other clients.

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Within: TMT

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd regularly works on outsourcing projects, transactions, contractual and compliance matters, as well as dispute resolution, for emerging technology, telecoms, media, banking, pharmaceutical and construction clients. Practice lead Roland Mathys advises Ernst & Young on the drafting and negotiation of ICT contracts and data privacy law. Manor and Coop also feature in the client list. IT competition partner David Mamane is another name to note.

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