Following an in-depth merger control examination, the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) cleared the Sunrise | Liberty Global transaction on 23 September 2019 without any remedies.
According to COMCO, the transaction will not lead to the creation or strengthening of a dominant position in any of the markets analysed. Rather, the COMCO expects the takeover to stimulate competition. Further details can be found in the COMCO press release (in German).
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. advised and represented Sunrise in this merger control proceeding from the outset. The team was led by Mario Strebel (Partner, Head Competition) and included Fabian Koch (Associate, Competition), André Berne (Associate, Competition) and Göktug Gürbüz (Junior Associate, Competition). The team closely collaborated with the economic advisors Samuel Rutz, Michael Funk, Matthias Hafner and Tobias Binz of Swiss Economics, thereby ensuring optimal case management both from a legal and economic perspective.