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Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich
Lenz & Staehelin, Dr Astrid Waser, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

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Dr Astrid Waser

Work +41 58 450 80 00
Lenz & Staehelin

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Competition Law, Cartel Investigation, Merger Filings and Compliance, Antitrust Litigation, Public Procurement Law, Technology, Media & Telecoms and Energy Law.


Dr. Astrid Waser is a partner in the Competition and Regulated Market group in Zurich. She specializes in all aspects of competition (anti-trust) law, public procurement law and media and telecoms law. Astrid Waser also advises on regulatory issues in connection with the gas and electricity industry. She advises in non-contentious matters and represents clients before Swiss authorities and courts, in particular in merger filings, cartel investigations and infringement procedures of the Swiss Competition Commission as well as in public procurement procedures. She also has a long-standing experience in the field of internal and regulatory investigations and compliance matters. Astrid Waser publishes on Swiss and European competition law as well as public procurement law and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars.


Admission to Zurich Bar (1999), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (2002), European Commission / DG Competition - Secondment in a leading Brussel's law firm (2004), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2012).


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.


Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV, Swiss Association for Competition Law (ASAS is a member of the International League of Competition Law - LIDC), Member of Women Lawyers Switzerland.


University College Dublin (1995), University of Lausanne (lic. iur., 1996), College of Europe (LL.M., 1997), University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2002).



Within: Competition

The 'dedicated and trustworthy team' at Lenz & Staehelin is recommended for providing an 'outstanding' service, including 'accurate, business-focused legal advice'. Merger control notifications, international merger filings, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations, dawn raids, leniency procedures and Swiss court litigation are some of the key areas of expertise. Recent highlights include representing Pfizer in its successful appeal against multimillion-CHF fines imposed by the Competition Commission (ComCo) for alleged unlawful resale price maintenance in connection with the drug Viagra. Key names in Zurich include the 'results-focused and highly knowledgeableMarcel Meinhardt, who is 'one of the leading experts in competition and antitrust law'; counsel Felix Prümmer, who has an 'analytical' approach; associate Frank Bremer; and Astrid Waser, who is acting for Ticketcorner in a merger control appeal. Benoît Merkt is the recommended key contact in Geneva.

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