Partial Revision of the Cartel Act: an Overview of the Main Innovations

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On May 24, 2023, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the partial revision of the Swiss Cartel Act (CartA). The aim is to modernize merger control, strengthen civil antitrust law and improve the opposition procedure. In addition, the examination of impact criteria will be reintroduced for hard cartels.

The revision modernizes merger control. The introduction of the SIEC test means a lowering of the intervention thresholds and better consideration of efficiencies.

Civil antitrust law will also be strengthened and the opposition procedure improved. In addition, the reintroduction of the examination of impact criteria is envisaged in the case of hard-core

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