Patrick Krauskopf

Prof. Dr. Patrick L. Krauskopf is chairman of AGON Partners and head of the Center for Competition Law at the Zurich University.  Prior to joining AGON, he was, inter alia, a law clerk with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, both the deputy director and then the chief of international affairs with the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO).  At both the Zurich University (ZHAW) and other universities he lectures on contracts, torts and competition law.  With the WTO, UNCTAD, ICN and CUTS he frequently appears as an expert on competition law.  During his mandate at COMCO, he led the revision of the Swiss Cartel Act 2003, the Ordinance on Fines and Leniency Program 2004, the Communication on Car Distribution (BER) 2002, and the Communication (BER) on Vertical Restraints 2007.  He studied at the Universities of Fribourg and Berkeley (Master’s, 1991; Ph.D., 1999) and at Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2005).  Besides being admitted to all Swiss courts he has also passed the New York Bar.