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Legal Compass: Introduction of relative market power in Swiss competition law

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    In the spring session 2021, the Swiss Parliament introduced into Swiss competition law the concept of relative market power, which is well known in foreign legal systems. At the same time, a ban on so-called geoblocking in online-commerce will be enshrined in law.It is expected that these new rules will enter into force without resistance probably already in the course of 2021, but at the latest as of 1 January 2022. They will lead to a comprehensive and far-reaching need for action for national and international companies, but at the same time to increased legal uncertainty. The latest edition of our Legal Compass is intended to raise awareness of these new regulations.

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