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Reto Jacobs

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Reto Jacobs

Firm: Walder Wyss
Address:Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box 1236
Zurich 8034
Switzerland
Phone:+41 44 498 98 98
Fax:+41 44 498 98 99
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Profile

Reto Jacobs heads the Antitrust and Competition Team. He advises domestic and foreign companies with respect to all competition law issues, represents them before competition authorities and courts, and assists them in complex merger filings. Reto Jacobs advises also with respect to distribution systems and he supports various companies with respect to their antitrust compliance programs. He is lecturer at the University of St. Gall.

Born in 1964, Reto Jacobs was educated at the University of St. Gall (lic. iur. 1990, Dr. iur. 1997). He obtained an additional degree in European competition law from the University of Amsterdam (LL.M. 1993) and stayed as visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

Reto Jacobs speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 

Languages: German, English, French
Joined the Law Firm in: 1996

 

Areas of Practice

 

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Healthcare & Life Science
  • Industry & Commerce
  • Information Technology & Telecommunications
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer
  • Media & Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Public Sector
  • Trade & Distribution

 

Professional Career

 

Publications


Chapter on Switzerland
by Reto Jacobs and Gion Giger
in: GLG Global Legal Group Ltd (Editor[s]), "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2014"
6th edition, London 2013, pp. 205 - 210


Entwicklungen im Kartellrecht 2013
(Developments in competition and anti-trust law 2013)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristenzeitung (SJZ)" 9/2013, pp. 207–212


Schweizerisches Wettbewerbsrecht
(Swiss competition law)
co-authored by Lucas David and Reto Jacobs
Bern 2012 (Stämpfli Verlag AG, 5. Auflage)


Chapter on Switzerland
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Gion Giger
in: "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2013"
5th Edition, London 2012, pp. 196–201


Entwicklungen im Kartellrecht 2012
(Developments in competition and anti-trust law 2012)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristenzeitung (SJZ)" 9/2012, pp. 215–220


Entwicklungen im Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht 2011
(Developments in competition and anti-trust law 2011)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 9/2011, pp. 206–211


Chapter on Switzerland
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Gion Giger
in: "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2012"
London 2011, pp. 177–181


Kommentar zu Art. 12 – 17 des Schweizerischen Kartellgesetzes
(Commentary to articles 12 – 17 of the Swiss Cartel Act)
co-authored by Gion Giger and Reto Jacobs
in: Amstutz / Reinert (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar Kartellgesetz"
Basel 2010


Entwicklungen im Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht 2010
(Developments in competition and anti-trust law 2010)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 9/2010, pp. 216–221


Competition Litigation (Chapter 32, Switzerland)
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Gion Giger
in: "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2011"
London 2010, pp. 178–183


Entwicklungen im Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht 2009
(Developments in competition and anti-trust law 2009)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 9/2009, pp. 215–219


Flexible Nichtigkeit kartellrechtwidriger Verträge
(Flexible nullity of agreements infringing competition law)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Peter V. Kunz et al. (Editor[s]), "Wirtschaftsrecht in Theorie und Praxis – Festschrift für Roland von Büren"
Basel 2009, pp. 573–594


Gesundheitswesen und Kartellgesetz
(Competition law in the healthcare sector)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Poledna / Jacobs (Editor[s]), "Gesundheitsrecht im wettbewerblichen Umfeld"
Zurich 2009, pp. 1–19


Wirkungen der direkten Sanktionen
(Effects of direct fines)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Ducrey, P. / Amstutz, M. / Stoffel W.A. (Editor[s]), "Schweizerisches Kartellrecht im 13. Jahr nach dem Paradigmenwechsel"
Zürich 2009, pp. 141–158


Competition Litigation
co-authored by Gion Giger and Reto Jacobs
in: "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2010"
London 2009


Competition Litigation
co-authored by Gion Giger and Reto Jacobs
in: "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2009"
London 2008


Switzerland – recent developments
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Daniel Zimmerli
in: "Euromoney Yearbooks: Competition & Antitrust Review 2008"
2008, pp. 68 ss.


Entwicklungen im Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht 2008
(Developments in competition and anti trust law 2008)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 9/2008, pp. 218–223


Kommentar zu Art. 95-98 BV
(Commentary to Art. 95-98 of the Swiss Constitution)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Bernhard Ehrenzeller / Philippe Mastronardi / Rainer J. Schweizer / Klaus A. Vallender (Editor[s]), "Die Schweizerische Bundesverfassung"
Zürich 2008


Alleinvertriebsvertrag
(Exclusive distribution agreement)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Amstutz et al. (Editor[s]), "Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht"
Zürich 2007, pp. 1666–1668


Verlagsrecht
(The Publishing Rights)
co-authored by Magda Streuli-Youssef, Rolf auf der Maur, Christoph Graber, Reto Jacobs, Mark A. Reutter, Franz Riklin, Alesch Staehelin, Hans-Ueli Vogt and Lukas Wiget
in: Arter / Jörg (Editor[s]), "Entertainment Law"
Bern 2006, pp. 191–213


Zivilrechtliche Durchsetzung des Wettbewerbsrechts
(Private enforcement of competition law)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Roger Zäch (Editor[s]), "Das revidierte Kartellgesetz in der Praxis"
Zürich 2006, pp. 209–228


Rechtsfragen im Bereich des DSL-TV
(Legal issues with respect to DSL-TV)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Entertainment Law" 2006, pp. 17–28


Sanktionen vermeiden – Meldung gemäss revidiertem Kartellgesetz
(Avoiding Fines – The notification according to the revised Competition Act)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Jusletter" 9/2004


Auswirkungen der Kartellgesetzrevision auf Verträge
(Impacts of the revised Competition Act on contracts)
co-authored by Johannes A. Bürgi and Reto Jacobs
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 7/2004, pp. 149–157


Kommentierung des Bundesgerichtsentscheides 129 II 18 ff. betreffend der Zulässigkeit von Preisabsprachen im Buchhandel
(Case note on BGE [Federal Supreme Court decision] 127 III 219 seq. regarding retail price maintenance for books)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP)" 2/2003, pp. 209–213


Kartellrechtliche Rahmenbedingungen des IT-Outsourcing
(Antitrust issues in IT-Outsourcing transactions)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "IT-Outsourcing" 2003, pp. 271–284


Mit Konventionalstrafen gegen Kartelle
(With liquidated damages against cartels)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Handelszeitung" 27 February 2002, p. 21


Kommentar zur Art. 95-98 BV
(Commentary to Art. 95- 98 of the Swiss Constitution)
by Reto Jacobs
in: Ehrenzeller / Mastronardi / Schweizer / Vallender (Editor[s]), "Die schweizerische Bundesverfassung"
Zürich 2002


Kommentierung des Bundesgerichtsentscheides 126 I 250 II, betreffend die wettbewerbskonforme Vergabe von Standplätzen an der Kunstmesse ART
(Case note on BGE [Federal Supreme Court decision] 126 250 seq. regarding the assignment of stands at the exhibition ART)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP)" 7/2001, pp. 857–861


Kommentierung des Bundesgerichtsentscheides 127 III 219 ff. betreffend die Anwendbarkeit des Kartellgesetzes auf ausländische Zusammenschlüsse
(Case note on BGE [Federal Supreme Court decision] 127 III 219 seq. regarding the application of Swiss competition law on foreign mergers)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP)" 9/2001, pp. 1105–1108


Möglichkeiten und Grenzen marktwirtschaftlicher Instrumente
(Changes and limits of economic instruments)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Umweltrecht in der Praxis (URP)"
Zürich 2000, pp. 453–482


Ökologische Steuerreform – Rechtliche Grundlagen
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Klaus A. Vallender
Bern/Stuttgart/Wien 2000


Konkurrenzverbote als unzulässige Kartellabsprachen?
(Non-competition clauses as illegal agreements?)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Handelszeitung" 15 December 1999, p. 21


Markt oder Planwirtschaft? Das neue Kartellgesetz ist auch im Gesundheitswesen zu beachten
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Handelszeitung" 21 October 1998, p. 25


Principles of an Ecological Fiscal Reform
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Klaus A. Vallender
in: Claude Jeanrenaud (Editor[s]), "Environmental Policy between Regulation and Market"
Basle/Boston/Berlin 1997, pp. 105–130


Tradeable Permits in Switzerland – The Legal Perspective
by Reto Jacobs
in: Claude Jeanrenaud (Editor[s]), "Environmental Policy between Regulation and Market"
Basle/Boston/Berlin 1997, pp. 245–256


Strategien und Grundsätze einer ökologischen Steuerreform
(Principles of an Ecological Fiscal Reform)
co-authored by Reto Jacobs and Klaus A. Vallender
in: Elke Staehelin-Witt / Hansjörg Blöchlinger (Editor[s]), "Ökologisch orientierte Steuerreform"
Bern/Stuttgart/Wien 1997, pp. 201–227


Marktwirtschaftlicher Umweltschutz aus rechtlicher Sicht – Zertifikatslösungen im Luftreinhalterecht der USA & der Schweiz
(Legal aspects of economic instruments in environmental policy)
by Reto Jacobs
Zürich 1997 (Dissertation Universität St.Gallen)


Der Zertifikatsmarkt für NOx-Emissionen in der Region Châblais aus juristischer Sicht
(Legal aspects of the tradeable permit scheme for NOx-emissions in the Châblais region)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Umweltrecht in der Praxis (URP)" 8/1995, pp. 654–669


Lastengleichheit – ein sinnvolles Prinzip bei der Anordnung verschärfter Emissionsbegrenzungen?
(Equal burdens – a useful principle in order to restrict emissions)
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Umweltrecht in der Praxis (URP)" 5/1994, pp. 341–362


EEC Competition Law and the Protection of the Environment
by Reto Jacobs
in: "Legal Issues of European Integration" 1993, pp. 37–67


Bar Admission

He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 

Education


Reto Jacobs was educated at the University of St.Gall (lic. iur.1990, Dr. iur.1997). He obtained an additional degree in European competition law from the University of Amsterdam (LL.M.1993) and stayed as visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.