Obligation to contract based on relative market power


The Fair-Price-Initiative and the counter-proposal by the Federal Council will lead to new restrictions for companies with "relative market power", if other companies are dependent on them. The counter-proposal by the Federal Council would enable Swiss companies to purchase abroad at local purchasing conditions. Enforcement might, however, be difficult. While the implications of both proposals are significant, the effects of implementing the Initiative would go farther by covering Swiss domestic transactions as well.


David Mamane and Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht


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