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COMCO: Opening of an Investigation against Novartis

COMCO: Opening of an Investigation against Novartis

The Competition Commission (COMCO) opened an investigation against the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis and conducted a dawn raid at its headquarters in Basel on 13 September 2022. According to its press release, Novartis is suspected of having abusively asserted a patent in court and thus abusing

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Einführung einer Schweizer Investitionskontrolle - Bundesrat publiziert Vorentwurf des Gesetzes

Federal Council publishes Preliminary Draft Regulation for Swiss Investment Control

On 18 May 2022, the Swiss Federal Council opened the consultation process for a new Federal Act on Foreign Direct Investment Control. It is proposed to introduce a notifi-cation and approval requirement for certain takeovers of domestic undertakings. The focus is on state-owned and state-related foreign investors. However, in certain par-ticularly security-relevant sectors, private investors may also

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