Dr iur Monique Sturny > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Competition & Antitrust




Monique Sturny is a partner at Walder Wyss. She advises companies on all aspects of competition law matters, assists them in merger control proceedings and represents them in proceedings before competition authorities and courts. She has extensive experience with respect to setting up of distribution systems and negotiating complex cooperation agreements. She handles matters across a wide range of sectors, with particular in-depth knowledge in the healthcare sector and with respect to legal issues relating to data and the digital economy.

Before joining Walder Wyss in 2013, she worked for a major law firm in Zurich for several years. Monique Sturny has been selected by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in competition law in 2018, 2019 and 2020, referring to her as “highly recommended” by peers and clients alike who highlight her “strength in vertical agreements and distribution law” and as a National Leader in 2020, pointing out that she is “highly experienced” with a “remarkable facility for providing top-tier counsel on Swiss and EU law”. In 2020, the Swiss Competition Commission appointed her as Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) for the coming three years.


Monique Sturny's professional languages are German, English and French.


Monique Sturny was educated at the University of Fribourg (lic. iur., 2002, with special mentions «European Law» and «bilingual» German-French) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in International Business Law, 2007). She has written a doctoral thesis on the influence of EU law on the development of Swiss competition law at the University of Berne (Dr. iur., summa cum laude, 2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

Walder Wyss Ltd.’s TMT practice has particular experience in the financial services sector, acting for established financial institutions, credit card issuers and start-ups on financial technology projects. The team, which frequently draws on internal cross-departmental groups, has ‘excellent know-how’ and handles multi-stream projects, including advising on GDPR compliance for domestic clients, technology transactions and TMT litigation. Mark Reutter specialises in structuring, negotiating and implementing TMT projects and general contractual matters; Michael Isler focuses on outsourcings, technology transfers and platform projects; and David Vasella focuses on Swiss and EU data protection matters, including compliance implementation projects. Monique Sturny made partner in 2021.

Switzerland > Competition

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s competition team is ‘very solution oriented and finds practicable solutions‘. It is regularly instructed by predominantly large Swiss companies but also international institutions from different sectors and regulated industries. The group covers merger control issues, competition proceedings, dominant position cases and dawn raids. Reto Jacobs is a highly regarded regarded practitioner, who has strong know-how of distribution systems. Hans Rudolf Trüeb combines competition and corporate expertise; he leads the practice with Jacobs. Counsel Daniel Zimmerli and managing associates Gion Giger and Monique Sturny are other key names.