Academics

At AGON PARTNERS, we publish, conduct research and act as educators in the field of antitrust law and competition policy. In this way, AGON PARTNERS promotes the practical application and further development of antitrust law and we actively participate in shaping the future of Switzerland’s competition policy.

Training and continuing education

Imparting antitrust law core competencies

(i) Competency: We actively contribute to the academic discussion on the application and development of Swiss antitrust legislation. We thus create legal certainty – which ultimately serves the interests of our clients.

Our activities are not limited to teaching assignments and publishing academic articles in special-interest magazines and journals, we also participate in seminars and conventions.

(ii) Execution: To view upcoming events, go to News & Archives in the navigation menu then click Events.

Throughout the year, we host the following events in the educational institutions listed below:

Events:
Atelier de la Concurrence (Switzerland)
CAS - International Competition Law and Compliance (Switzerland)
CLU - Competition Law Update (Switzerland)
CUTS (Global)
Debating Competition (Switzerland)
ICN (Global)
Management Circle (Germany)
NYSBA - New York State Bar Association (USA)
UNCTAD (Global)
WTO (Global)

Educational Institutions:
Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne (France)
GUC – German University Cairo (Egypt)
Haute Ecole Arc (Switzerland)
Perdana University (Malaysia)
UC Berkeley (USA)
University Fribourg (Switzerland)
UZH - University of Zurich (Switzerland)
ZHAW – Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

CAS International Competition Law and Compliance

The leading continuing education program in the field of antitrust law

(i) Competency: Offering a graduate program in the field of competition and antitrust law is the ideal approach to prepare the economic leaders of tomorrow for the responsibilities they will assume. AGON PARTNERS promotes corresponding continuing education programs in Switzerland and abroad.

(ii) Execution: This is why AGON PARTNERS supports CAS (International Competition Law and Compliance), the continuing education program offered by the Center for Competition and Commercial Law at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. The course is primarily tailored toward managers in large and small companies across all industries, who are looking to gain solid technical, procedural, and practical knowledge in the field of antitrust law compliance.

(iii) Registration: » Information on the next event and registration 

Expert opinions

Where legal theory and economic practice meet

(i) Competency: Any law firm that does not have a strong connection to academic research findings cannot be successful. This is why at AGON PARTNERS, we cultivate close contacts with universities and support empirically-based expert legal opinions in the field of antitrust and competition law. The synergies generated by academic research and real-world practice result in internationally recognized expert opinions.

(ii) Execution: AGON PARTNERS regularly produces expert opinions in collaboration with universities in Switzerland and abroad, most recently in the automotive, consumer goods and the media and advertising industries.

» Information on expert opinions in cooperation with AGON PARTNERS

Swiss Association for Compliance and Competition Law (ACCL)

Knowledge management in competition law

(i) Competency: At AGON PARTNERS, we impart the latest findings and developments in the field of national and international competition law, yet we do not view this as a self-serving exercise. Instead, it represents an ideal opportunity for businesses to avoid expensive financial penalties and damage claims. This is why AGON PARTNERS supports non-profit organizations dedicated to education and training in the field of competition law.

(ii) Execution: AGON PARTNERS supports the Swiss Association for Compliance and Competition Law (ACCL). The purpose of the ACCL is to organize regular meetings to foster the continuing education of its members in the field of national and international competition law.

(iii) Registration: »Information on the association and registration