From the magazine SZW-RSDA 1/2016 | S. 89-95 The following page is 89

Recent developments in Swiss competition law

I. Introduction

1. The Competition Commission1 adopted new organizational rules (“OrgReg”).2 It would go beyond the scope of this chronicle to comment each and every provision. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that the 2015 rules take into account the evolution of the tasks and functions attributed to the authority over the past 20 years; in fact, it is quite amazing that this text did not need any adaptation for such a long period. As an illustration, OrgReg, Article 2, lists the laws and treaties upon which Comco bases its interventions either through proper decisions or administrative acts, including expert advice to other authorities. OrgReg, Article 6(2), provides for an interesting system aimed at warranting that the majority of members attending a Comco meeting are so-called  “independent experts”: should this not be the case, then members representing economic lobbies will…