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Managing Partner Laura Melusine Baudenbacher appointed chargée de cours for European competition law at the University of Luxemburg

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Who we are

Baudenbacher Law advises clients on Swiss, European, and international business law. Thanks to our broad experience in private practice and the judiciary, we find the right solutions to help our customers prevail in negotiation and litigation.

Dr. iur. Laura Melusine Baudenbacher

Laura Melusine Baudenbacher’s practice focuses on Swiss business law, EU law, and EEA law, in particular single market law, competition law, economic human rights law, and administrative law. She has been named a “Rising Star” in competition law by Expert Guides, a directory of the world’s leading lawyers chosen by their peers.

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Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher

Carl Baudenbacher is an internationally renowned expert on European, Swiss, and international business law. From 1995 to April 2018, he served as a Judge of the EFTA Court, from 2003 to 2017, as the Court’s President. Between 1987 and 2013, Carl held the Chair of Private, Commercial, and Economic Law at the University of St. Gallen HSG. He leverages a unique global network. Neue Zürcher Zeitung called him “Carl the Great”. The Norwegian business paper Dagens Næringsliv referred to him as “King Carl of the EEA”.

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Practice Areas

Baudenbacher Law combines more than 50 years of experience across a broad range of legal fields, including:

EU Law

EU Law

  • Fundamental freedoms
  • Competition law
  • State aid law
  • Procedural law, in particular drafting requests for a preliminary ruling from the ECJ
EEA Law

EEA Law

  • Fundamental freedoms
  • Competition law
  • State aid law
  • Procedural law, in particular drafting requests for an advisory opinion from the EFTA Court
Economic Human Rights Law

Economic Human Rights Law

  • European Human Rights Convention
  • EU Fundamental Rights Charter
  • Fair trial
  • Access to justice
  • Competition law
  • Unfair competition law
  • IP law
  • Collective bargaining
Swiss Business Law

Swiss Business Law

  • Contract law
  • Competition law
  • Unfair competition law
  • IP law
  • Company law
  • Financial market law
  • Administrative law
  • Procedural law
EU-Switzerland Relations Law

EU-Switzerland Relations Law

  • Application of EU-Switzerland bilateral agreements, in particular their invocability before courts
  • Drafting requests for a preliminary ruling from the ECJ
  • Assessing EU-compatible interpretation of Swiss law
  • Anticipating the extraterritorial application of EU law
EU-UK Relations Law

EU-UK Relations Law

  • Application of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Application of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement
  • Dispute resolution under both agreements
  • Identifying the continued impact of EU law on UK law
Litigation Strategy

Litigation Strategy

  • Developing and optimising action plans in proceedings before national, European, and international courts and regulators
  • Resolving disputes through negotiation
  • Facilitating public relations, including strategy development, training, and support for in-house teams
Lobbying

Lobbying

  • Establishing access to lawmakers, regulators, and media
  • Managing public communication, including drafting press releases and giving interviews
  • Providing social media support
Arbitration

Arbitration

  • Serving as arbitrators
  • Acting as expert witnesses, including drafting legal opinions and providing expert testimony

Das Verbot des Rechtsmissbrauchs im Europäischen Gemeinschaftsrecht

Zeitschrift für Europarecht, Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung 2008, 205 et seqq. (cited by AG Trstenjak in Case C-118/09, Robert Koller, EU:C:2010:805).

Restoring the Balance in the European Economic Area

2021.

The Altimum judgment of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court: Roma locuta – causa finita

ECLR 2018, 39(10).

EWR-Abkommen

in: Helmuth Schröter/Robert Klotz/Bernhard von Wendland (eds.), Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht – Großkommentar, 3rd edition, Baden-Baden 2021 (forthcoming).

Verfahren vor den Europäischen Gerichten in Wettbewerbs- und Beihilfesachen

in: Franz Jürgen Säcker et al. (eds.), Münchener Kommentar zum Europäischen und Deutschen Wettbewerbsrecht, Vol. 1: Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht, 3rd ed., Munich 2020 (with Moritz am Ende and Theresa Haas).

The Fundamental Principles of EEA Law. EEA-ities

Springer 2017.

Luftverkehrsabkommen EU-Schweiz

in: Helmuth Schröter/Robert Klotz/Bernhard von Wendland (eds.), Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht – Großkommentar, 3rd edition, Baden-Baden 2021 (forthcoming).

Facilitation of infringements of EU competition law and the general principles common to the laws of the Member States

ECLR 2018, 39(1) (with Andreas Weitbrecht).

The Handbook of EEA Law

Springer 2016.

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Conference “New Challenges for EAEU Integration: Legal Dimension”, Minsk, Belarus

Speech on “Hot Topics in EU Competition Law”.

University of St. Gallen HSG

Guest lecturer in the contextual program (master class) of the University of St.Gallen HSG in the course “EU and Swiss Competition Law and Economics” on the subject “Competition law enforcement by European and Swiss courts”.

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

Speech on “Competition Law Enforcement in the EU and EEA” before professors and doctoral students as well as judges and réferendaires of the Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina.

Cleary Gottlieb European Disputes Associates Training Weekend, Rome, Italy

Speech on “Social Media for Lawyers: Building your Brand”.

Annual international conference of the Facultad de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú on the subject “Temas de derecho internacional económico e integración vinculados al derecho de la competencia y la propriedad intelectual”, Lima, Peru

Speech on “Key Issues of Competition Law Enforcement in Europe: Burden and Standard of Proof – Standard of Review – Extraterritorial Application”.

Lecture series “Arrêt de Midi”, Federal Administrative Court, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Speech on “Urteile des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts B-506/2010, GABA / Schweizerische Wettbewerbskommission und B-463/2010, Gebro / Schweizerische Wettbewerbskommission” before judges and référendaires of the Federal Administrative Court.

Conference “Five Years of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union: The Role of the Court”, Minsk, Belarus

Speech on “Judicial Review in Competition Law Decisions”.

Lecture series “Arrêt de Midi”, Federal Administrative Court, St.Gallen, Switzerland

Speech on “Urteil des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts B-3332/2016, BMW / Schweizerische Wettbewerbskommission” before judges and référendaires of the Federal Administrative Court.

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B. Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher

Carl Baudenbacher has served as a Full Professor at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Geneva and of Iceland, an acting professor at several German universities (inter alia Free University of Berlin and Tübingen), and as an associate professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. He is currently a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

Carl is a much sought-after speaker at events all over the world. He is regularly booked for corporate events and meetings of associations, political parties, and other organisations.

He is also invited to speak on a regular basis at prestigious European, American, Asian, and Latin American universities, including Basel, Berne, Bucerius, Cambridge, City University London, Cardiff, Cologne, Edinburgh, Fudan in Shanghai, Geneva, Harvard, Jagiellonian University Kraków, King’s College London, Kyoto, Oxford, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú-PUCP, Princeton, St. Mary’s University College Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, Tokyo, Tulane, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-UNAM, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tokyo, Vienna, Waseda in Tokyo, and Zurich.

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