CAS in International Competition Law and Compliance


An increase in prosecutions for antitrust violations committed by public authorities and private enterprises has led the courts to impose higher fines and, with growing frequency, even prison sentences. For any responsible entrepreneur, the rules of international competition law must therefore be a constant companion in everyday life.

The most effective measures of protection against the consequences of an antitrust violation are prevention and control. An intelligently structured and efficiently managed compliance program is essential for an international company in today’s economic environment.

At a glance

Qualification: Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Competition Law and Compliance (12 ECTS)

Start: 01.07.2019

Duration: 15 days (1.-12.7.2019 / 10.-12.10.19 / 18.-19.10.19)

Costs: CHF 6,900.00


- 1.-5.7.2019 Winterthur on the campus of the ZHAW School of Mangement and Law

- 8.-12.7.2019 Geneva on the campus of the UNO

- 10.-12.10.19 / 18.-19.10.19 Winterthur on the campus of the ZHAW School of Mangement and Law

Languages of instruction: English, French

"Avec les meilleurs qu’on peut trouver en la matière, ce cours donne une vue claire du droit de la concurrence et des programme de conformité dans une perspective Entreprise-Autorité de concurrence. Bref, du pur esprit de concurrence: performance et équilibre."

M.D., Secrétaire général de la Commission de la Concurrence

Objectives and content

Target audience

The CAS is aimed primarily at managers of companies of any size and any industry who wish to acquire solid technical, procedural, and practical knowledge in the field of antitrust compliance. This includes, in particular:


After completing this CAS program, participants will:


Module I: National and International Competition Law

1. Swiss Competition Law

The first part of the module provides participants with a detailed introduction to Swiss competition law:

2. International Competition Law

In the second part of the module, antitrust rules of the European Union and the United States are covered in depth on the basis of case law and case studies. The following points are discussed:


Module II: Antitrust-Compliance and Litigation

1. Antitrust Compliance

The second module is more practical, as participants will apply the knowledge acquired in ways that are tailored to their individual needs:

2. Litigation Management and Litigation PR

This module focuses on the areas of litigation PR and litigation management. The conditions and the dos and don’ts are illustrated using case studies. The program also includes:


The CAS consists of two constituent modules. The training program is designed to be richly diverse and includes various activities, such as:


The instructors teach in English and French.

Enquiries and contact



Marc Barennes, attorney-at-law

General Court of the European Union (référendaire),



Amadou Dieng

Commission de l’Union Economique et Monétaire

( Directeur ), Ouest Africaine ( UEMOA )


Prof. Blaise Carron, LL.M., attorney-at-law

University of Neuchâtel, AGON Partners (Counsel)


Prof. Simon Evenett

University of St. Gallen – previously:

University of Oxford, UK Competition Commission


Kinga Frater

Autoneum Holding AG (Head Legal & Compliance)


António Ferreira Gomes

OECD (Head Competition Division) – previously:

Portuguese Competition Authority (President)


Dominique Guex, LL.M., attorney-at-law

Bourgeois Avocats SA – previously: Antitrust Consultant,

Washington DC


Jay L. Himes, attorney-at-law

Labaton Sucharow LLP ( Partner ) – previously:

New York State Attorney General’s Office


Scott Hammond, attorney-at-law

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP ( Partner ) – previously: U.S.

Department of Justice ( Deputy Assistant Attorney General )


Prof. Frédéric Jenny

OECD Competition Law and Policy Committee

( Chairman ) – previously:

French Competition Authority ( Vice President )


Susan Jones, attorney-at-law

Novartis ( Head of Corporate Legal Antitrust )


Dr. Boris Kasten, LL.M., attorney-at-law

Schindler Management AG ( Head of Competition Law )


Prof. William E. Kovacic

George Washington University – previously:

Federal Trade Commission ( Chairman )


Dr. Daniel Kraus, LL.-M., attorney-at-law

University of Neuchâtel, Swiss Patent Court


Prof. Patrick Krauskopf, LL.M., attorney-at-law,

ZHAW School of Management and Law,

AGON Partners (Chairman) – previously:

Swiss Competition Commission ( Deputy Director )


Prof. Jens Lehne, attorney-at-law

ZHAW School of Management and Law

Prof. Vincent Martenet, LL.M., attorney-at-law

Swiss Competition Commission ( President )


Gwenael Muguet-Poullennec

General Court of the European Union ( référendaire ),



Prof. Peter Münch, attorney-at-law

ZHAW School of Management and Law,

Gros & Waltenspühl Attorneys ( Counsel )


Eduardo Prieto Kessler

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia



Mascha Santschi Kallay

Santschi & Felber JustizKommunikation


Katrin Schallenberg, attorney-at-law

Clifford Chance, Paris


Dr. Olivier Schaller, LL.M.

Swiss Competition Commission ( Deputy Director )


Dr. Claudia Seitz, M.A., attorney-at-law

University of Basel, Seitz & Riemer Attorneys ( Partner ) –

previously: Syngenta ( Counsel )


Dominique Speekenbrink

ABB Group (Head Antitrust Practice Group)


Prof. Walter Stoffel, LL.M., attorney-at-law

University of Fribourg – previously: Swiss Competition

Commission ( President )


Johannes Stampfer, attorney-at-law

Competition Law & Commercial Legal Director


Sarah Subrémon,

French Competition Authority (Deputy

Head of Legal Service)


Yuriy Terentyev

Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (Chairman)


Dr. Theodor Thanner

Austrian Federal Competition Authority ( General Director )

– previously: Federal Ministry of the Interior


Andrey Tsyganov

Federal Antimonopoly Service Russia (Deputy Head)


Dr. Herbert Wohlmann, attorney-at-law

Baker & McKenzie ( Consultant ), Zurich – previously:

Clariant ( General Counsel )


Susanne Zühlke, LL-M., attorney-at-law

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Partner)

Offered in cooperation with

NYSBA - New York State Bar Association

UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development



The CAS is aimed at university graduates. Qualified candidates without a university degree, but with relevant working experience or equivalent qualifications, may also apply. Candidates’ full applications will be processed upon receipt.

General terms and conditions


Starting dates and application

Start Application deadline  
01.07.2019 31.05.2019 Application

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