Welcome to AGON PARTNERS. We are a law firm specializing in antitrust and competition law.

About us

AGON Partners is a law firm specializing in antitrust and competition law.

Antitrust proceedings are not simply legal disputes, but also pose profound challenges for businesses that go beyond the scope of purely legal issues. Antitrust litigation not only generates legal challenges, but can also make specific measures in the area of corporate communication absolutely essential, and – in the case of an impending threat of antitrust litigation – in the area of economic policy. AGON Partners offers a wide array of essential in-house services to anticipate, assess, and overcome these various challenges. In addition to their expertise, our experienced specialists can also draw on an international network of senior managers in regulatory agencies, as well as long-term experience in developing and executing effective procedural strategies. We continuously monitor and analyze existing legislative and legal developments. We are actively involved in shaping the academic discourse on the application and development of Swiss antitrust law via our white papers and presentations. On an ongoing basis, we provide our clients with the latest insights and also maintain a presence in the academic world, sharing our knowledge with the coming generation of antitrust attorneys.

Our history

The founding of AGON PARTNERS had its origins in a shared idea, developed by the founding partners and refined over many years of successful collaboration:

The antitrust law firm with a full-service approach!

Our philosophy

We develop customized, high-quality solutions that work for you. In doing so, we are available on a 24/7 basis, while carefully managing costs at all times.

In addition to providing professional legal advice and representing your interests in civil and administrative antitrust proceedings, we also work closely with our clients to develop supporting communications and media strategies, as well as political campaigns. Thanks to our tried and tested network and our communications expertise during ongoing litigation, we execute a comprehensive process to maintain our clients’ reputation and credibility.

We also work in lockstep with your in-house compliance specialists to develop, implement and verify effective compliance programs to avert competition law violations.

Overview of our competencies (PDF)

Diversity Statement

AGON PARTNERS LEGAL AG («AGON») promotes inclusion in our everyday work. Mutual respect, sincerity and the common understanding of trusting collaboration are key factors, also with the aim of achieving the highest level of productivity, creativity and efficiency.


Diversity of AGON’s employees is a particular strength. Our law firm brings together people from a variety of cultures and cultural backgrounds - with the most diverse skills, experiences and perspectives. Our understanding of diversity thus extends beyond gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or other characteristics protected by law.


We are convinced that everyone at AGON can contribute to our joint success. Precisely because we are all so different: Together we are successful.

Our professional staff

Due to our expertise in antitrust law and communications support during ongoing litigation, AGON PARTNERS has been able to assemble a team of highly specialized professionals under one roof. We also focus on nurturing the development and ambitions of our emerging young talents by giving them regular opportunities to gain firsthand insights into antitrust and competition law.

Network

AGON PARTNERS possesses a unique network both domestically and abroad.

Legal

Global law firms

Boutique antitrust law firms in Europe

New York State Bar Association (USA)

Public Affairs

Opinion leaders and key individuals from economics, politics, and academia

Academics

CUTS (global)

Haute Ecole Arc (Switzerland)

ICN (global)

Management Circle (Germany)

School of Management and Law, ZHAW (Switzerland)

UC Berkeley (USA)

UNCTAD (global)

University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Events

Lawbility (Switzerland)

Swiss Association for Compliance and Competition Law ACCL (Switzerland)

Organisations

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

Corporate Social Responsibility

Social commitment is important to us and belongs to our tradition. AGON PARTNERS supports all kinds of projects and institutions every year in the areas of education and culture. The following belong to our long-term commitments:

ELSA

Ernst Schmidheiny Stiftung

Klassikfestival Küsnacht

ALWA design and fair trade

Studentenverein Wirtschaftsrecht ZHAW

References / Awards

At AGON PARTNERS, we are proud of the many successful projects we have completed and our satisfied customers from a range of different industries:

Industry

Automotive Industry
Railroads
Energy
Paint and varnish
Capital goods
Consumer goods
Aviation
Pharmaceuticals
Jewelry and watches
Tobacco

Services

Banks
Brokerages
Investment companies
Credit card companies

Media

Media and advertising agencies
Publishing companies
Marketing agencies and consultants

Current awards

Careers

Job openings at AGON PARTNERS:

Attorney-at-Law

To strengthen our team in Zurich we are looking for immediately or by appointment

a young lawyer (80-100%)

You will assist companies in an advisory capacity, but also represent them before courts and other authorities.

Ideally, you have initial work experience with public authorities or a law firm and would like to specialize in antitrust and competition law. You are characterized by a good university degree, excellent German and English skills as well as a good knowledge of French. Other languages are welcome. Teamwork, passion, flexibility and willingness to perform are part of the DNA of our company.

We offer attractive employment conditions in a collegial working atmosphere. With us, it's the individual who counts. From day one, you will be given the opportunity to help shape exciting dossiers and also to become academically active. We also offer you interesting opportunities for further training and development.

 

Substitut

To strengthen our team in Zurich, we are looking by appointment for

a substitute (100 %)

Our law firm offers trained lawyers with a good degree (MLaw, Dr. iur.) and an interest in antitrust and competition law the opportunity to complete a one-year internship in preparation for the bar exam. You will be supervised by experienced attorneys and will have the opportunity to expand your theoretical knowledge through practical work on exciting cases and taking on responsibility.

You will have a very good command of German and English as well as a good knowledge of French. You are interested in antitrust law and ideally you have already gained some professional experience.

Teamwork and enjoyment of work are essential for us. We expect a high degree of independence and motivation. Challenging tasks spur us on to give our best. You can expect attractive employment conditions as well as a dynamic and instructive working atmosphere. With us, you will grow as a lawyer and as a person in equal measure.

 

Trainee

a highly motivated

Trainee (start date Spring 2022)

  • for 2 months on full-time basis

  • for 3 months on part-time basis

Holder of a bachelor’s degree or at an advanced stage of a degree in law, as well as very good German and English skills (and preferably French). Ideally, you already have some work experience. We are looking for a committed, team-oriented individual with a results-driven approach to work and the motivation to succeed in a demanding environment.

We offer attractive terms and conditions of employment, a dynamic and educational office atmosphere, the chance to work on interesting cases and put your acquired theoretical learning into practice.

Our trainee program

We will gladly accept your application documents. Please send your complete application documents (preferably by e-mail) to the following address:

AGON PARTNERS LEGAL AG
Svitlana Ehrle, Paralegal
Wiesenstrasse 17
8008 Zürich
Telefon: +41 (0) 79 958 39 23

E-Mail: svitlana.ehrle@agon-partners.ch

We will gladly accept your application documents. Please send your complete application documents (preferably by e-mail) to the following address:

AGON PARTNERS LEGAL AG
Dr. Markus Wyssling, RA
Wiesenstrasse 17
8008 Zürich
Telefon: +41 (0) 79 504 43 72

E-Mail: markus.wyssling@agon-partners.ch