Daniel Emch

Daniel Emch

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner

daniel.emch@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11

Assistant:

Margret Rutzer

+41 58 200 35 49

margret.rutzer@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Daniel Emch’s practice focuses on competition and antitrust law, sector specific regulations corporate law, as well as on general commercial and contract law.
Daniel Emch is the head of our competition law group. He acts as counsel in all kind of competition law matters and competition law procedures (cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, national and multi-jurisdictional merger control filings). He also represents clients in antitrust law matters before civil courts and arbitral tribunals. Daniel Emch is the author of various publications in the fields of competition and corporate law.


Practice areas
  • Competition and antitrust law
  • Corporate and M&A Transactions
  • General commercial and contract law
  • Litigation
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Litigation, arbitration and insolvency
  • IT/IP and competition law
Education
  • 2006: Dr. iur., "summa cum laude", University of Berne
  • 2005: LL.M., London School of Economics LSE
  • 2000: lic. iur., "magna cum laude", University of Berne
Experience / Career
  • Since 2012: Partner of Kellerhals Carrard Berne
  • 2006-2011: Associate with Kellerhals Berne
  • 2002-2003: Assistant teacher at the Institute of Economic Law of the University of Berne 
  • 2001-2002: law clerk at a district court
  • 1998: Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Memberships
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.
  • Expert Group Competition Law of the Swiss Bar Association 
  • Vice President of the Expert Group Competition Law of the Bernese Bar Association
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2017: Competition Law: WWL says: Daniel Emch is “definitely one of the standout names” in Switzerland, commended for his “hands-on approach” to competition cases.

  • WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2017: Competition Law: Future Leaders: Daniel Emch is a key figure in the Swiss market who is "very active in the field of media and construction, appearing in most major cases before the Swiss competition commission", say sources.

  • Chambers Europe 2017: “Daniel Emch is respected by both clients and peers for his expertise in the field. He recently assisted Kieswerk Heimberg with a dawn raid and the Swiss competition authority's ongoing investigation into price collusion and abuses of market power. He also advises on merger control procedures. One source praises him as "extremely competent and very pleasant to work with."

  • Legal 500 2016/Competition: “Kellerhals Carrard provides ‘excellent service with very good value for money’. Daniel Emch is a highly qualified competition lawyer.”

Publications and presentations
  • Regular competition law contributions on Thomson ReutersPractical Law website

  • Several contributions to the competition law blog www.wettbewerbspolitik.org

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Stefanie Schuler, Private Antitrust Litigation 2018

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Stefanie Schuler, The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018, Switzerland

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Stefanie Schuler, The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017, Switzerland

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  • Daniel Emch/Nicolas Mosimann, Getting the Deal Through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2017, Switzerland

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Stefanie Schuler, Private Antitrust Litigation 2017

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  • Daniel Emch, Fair-Preis-Initiative - Zu schön, um wahr zu sein, Handelszeitung vom 29.09.2016, Seite 23

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  • Emch/Neuenschwander/Burkhard, Due Process in Antitrust Transactional Mechanisms, in: Kilpatrick/Kobel/Këllezi (Eds.), Compatibilty of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental Rights & Online Exhaustion of IP Rights, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016, p. 385-398.

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  • Daniel Emch/Markus Saurer, Regulatory Mistakes Prepogrammed, NZZ vom 13. Juli 2016, S. 10

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Lorenz Hadorn, Private Antitrust Litigation 2016

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Lorenz Hadorn, Getting the Deal Through – Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2016, Switzerland

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Lorenz Hadorn, The European Antitrust Review 2016: Swiss Chapter, Global Competition Review

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Lorenz Hadorn, Private Antitrust Litigation 2015

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  • Peter Ehrsam/Daniel Emch, Dominance as a Requirement for the Sector Specific Regulation of Telecommunications Markets: The Correction of a System Error is Needed, in: sic! 2014/10, p. 605 ss.

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  • Daniel Emch/Lorenz Hadorn, Parallel Imports in the Motor Vehicule Sector from a Competition Law Perspective, in: René Schaffhauser (Ed.), Jahrbuch zum Strassenverkehrsrecht, Bern 2014,p. 141 ff.

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Lorenz Hadorn, The European Antitrust Review 2015: Swiss Chapter, Global Competition Review

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  • Daniel Emch/Anna-Antonina Gottret/Lorenz Hadorn, Getting the Deal Through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2014, Switzerland, S. 92-98

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  • Daniel Emch, Ein Bumerang - Der Nationalrat soll auf die Kartellgesetzrevision nicht eintreten, Basler Zeitung vom 23. April 2013, S. 4

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  • Thomas Bähler/Daniel Emch, Getting the Deal Through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2013, Switzerland, S. 123-128

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  • Daniel Emch, in: Heinz Hausheer/Hans Peter Walter (Hrsg): Berner Kommentar zur schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung, Bern 2012; Kommentierung der Art. 40-42

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  • Thomas Bähler/Daniel Emch, Getting the Deal Through - Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2012, Switzerland, S. 131-136

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  • Daniel Emch, Recent Developments in Competition Law, k&b 1/2012

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  • Problematic Double Role of Competition Authorities, NZZ vom 28. Mai 2010, S. 31

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  • Daniel Emch, Do the Procurement Law Rules Apply to the Granting of Electricity Supply Network Concessions? - Remarks to the  Report of the Competition Commission, Bulletin SEV/VSE 6/2010, p. 16

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  • Daniel Emch/Andreas Güngerich/Caesar Graf/Adrian Walpen, Road Security, Legal Aspects of an Efficiency Based Risk Concept, Bericht Nr. 622, VSS Zürich 2009

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  • Daniel Emch, Legal Actions Against Capital Decrease Resolutions of Swiss Stock Corporations, GesKR 4/2008, S. 386-389

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  • Daniel Emch/Markus Saurer, Straight jacketing effects of section 5 para. 4 of the Swiss Act on Cartels - The danger of counterproductive effects of the Swiss Competition Law Policy in the field of vertical restraints, sic! 2008/5, S. 335-350

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  • Daniel Emch, Neue Vertikalbekanntmachung der Wettbewerbskommission - höhere Hürden für Vertriebsverträge als in der EU, k&b 2/2007 

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  • Beat Brechbühl/Daniel Emch, The New Limited Liability Company as a Customized Vehicle for Joint Ventures, SZW 4/2007, p. 271

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  • Daniel Emch, Legal Actions Against Corporate Restructurings, ASR 731, Bern 2006
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  • Martin Moser/Daniel Emch, Squeeze-out of Minority Shareholders in Merger Transactions, REPRAX 2/3 2004, p. 139–153

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  • Daniel Emch, The New Law on Limited Liability Companies, Jusletter of April 14, 2003

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  • Daniel Emch, Collective Dominance – The Relationship Between Unlawful Agreements and the Abuse of Domincance, recht 2003, p. 161–172

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  • Daniel Emch, Case Study: The Wrong Leg, in: Eichenberger/Marti, Recht für Ärzte, Bern 2004, 231–254

  • Mitarbeit an: Roland von Büren, Schweizerisches Privatrecht VIII/6, Der Konzern, 2. Aufl., Basel 2005

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