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CAS International Competition Law, Regulatory and Compliance

In recent years, prosecutions for antitrust violations have increased considerably. Affected companies often suffer significant economic damage. This is preventable. In the CAS International Competition Law, Regulatory and Compliance, responsible entrepreneurs are, therefore, familiarized with the rules of domestic and foreign competition law, which affect cross-border trade. This CAS program is primarily aimed at managers, lawyers and compliance officers.


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Certificate of Advanced Studies ZHAW in International Competition Law, Regulatory Law, and Compliance (12 ECTS)


on request


15 days


CHF 6'900.00

Comment on costs: 

Please note the price adjustment for events from 2025:

CHF 6'900.00 for the implementation in 2024
CHF 7'140.00 for the implementation from 2025 onwards

The program fee includes course materials and examination fees. Participants will be charged separately for retaking examinations.


ZHAW School of Management and Law / Campus St.-Georgen-Platz, 8401 Winterthur

Language of instruction:

  • English, French
  • The teaching material is in English.

Form of teaching: 

Hybrid in 2024

Objectives and content

Target audience

The program is aimed at executives of larger and smaller companies in all sectors, as well as representatives of national and international authorities and institutions who wish to acquire solid legal, economic, and practical knowledge in the field of competition and regulatory law. A sound legal background is not required.

  • Attorneys / compliance officers
  • Management consultants
  • Specialists in regulatory affairs and risk management.


After completing the program:

  • you will understand the economic fundamentals as well as the tasks and objectives of antitrust and regulatory law;
  • you will be familiar with the legal framework and legal sources of international competition law and have expanded your expertise in state aid law and public procurement law;
  • you will be able to analyze legal and regulatory issues and assess their impact on your business; and
  • you will understand the importance of compliance programs to minimize antitrust and regulatory risks and be able to develop compliance programs independently.


Module I International Competition Law, State Aid and Public Procurement Law

In the first part of this module, participants are given an in-depth introduction to international antitrust law:

  • Economic foundations and objectives         
  • Supranational competition systems and market integration
  •  Mergers and market definition
  • Significance and development of market power and its legal limitations
  •  Competition agreements, distribution systems, and parallel imports
  • Litigation before competition authorities and courts

The second part of the module deals with state aid law and public procurement law:

  • State economic governance and state aid/ Best practice in procurement
  • Procurement law and state aid law decision practice

Module II Regulatory Law, Economics and Compliance

The fundamentals of economic regulation are presented both from the perspective of regulated industries, such as telecommunications, railways, electricity, and finance, and from the perspective of regulators:

  • Regulatory developments and economic fundamentals
  • Market opening and state monopolies
  • Special features of selected regulated industries
  • Interaction with regulatory authorities and regulatory affairs

The second part of the module deals with the topic of compliance in public and private companies:

  • Best practice in the preparation of compliance programs
  • Special features of compliance in public companies
  • Special compliance requirements in regulated markets


The CAS program consists of two consecutive modules. The program is diverse employs a range of teaching and learning methods, in particular:

  • Lectures and discussions with renowned industry experts, public authorities, and scholars
  • Practical exercises and case studies
  • Individual and group assignments
  • The languages of instruction are French and English. (Simultaneous translation will be available on request).

Enquiries and contact



  • Dr. Fabio Babey, EMBA (HSG), ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Lecturer
  • Dr. Claudio Bartoli, Novartis, Head of Ethics, Risk & Compliance CEE
  • Dr. Florentin Blanc, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Senior Policy Analyst
  • Regulatory Policy Division
  • Prof. Dr. Simon Evenett, University of St. Gallen, Professor
  • Jay L. Himes, Office of the New York Attorney General, Special Litigation Counsel
  • Boris Hofer, Leitender Rechtsberater bei BDO Schweiz
  • Prof. Dr. Frédéric Jenny, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Competition Law and Policy Committee, Chairman
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Krauskopf, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Professor
  • Dr. Reto Malacrida, World Trade Organization (WTO), Leiter der the Government Procurement and Competition Policy Group
  • Dr. Maximilian Mertel, General Court of the European Union (EGC), Legal Secretary
  • Jennifer Mellott, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Counsel
  • Sandra Middel, Clariant International, Group Compliance Officer
  • Teresa Moreira, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Head of Competition and Consumer Policies
  • Gwenael Muguet-Poullennec, General Court of the European Union (EGC), Legal Secretary
  • Gilles Robert-Nicoud, MCElegal, Partner
  • Thomas Nydegger, EMBL (HSG), AGON PARTNERS Legal AG, Partner
  • Michel Rudin, AGON PARTNERS Legal AG, Head of Communication
  • Dr. Oliver Schaller, Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO), Vice-Director
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Schelker, University of Fribourg, Professor
  • Dr. Felix Schraner, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Lecturer
  • Natasja Sommer-Feldbrugge, Coca Cola Swiss GmbH, Manager Public Affairs
  • Dr. Theodor Thanner, Austrian Federal Competition Authority (BWB), Director-General a.D.
  • Dr. Urs Trinkner, Swiss Economics, Managing-Director
  • Dr. Andre Uhlmann, TK Elevator GmbH, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Dr. Markus Wyssling, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Lecturer
  • Sabine Zigelski, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Senior Competition Expert


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