Christophe Rapin is head of the competition and trade law practice team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal both in Geneva and Brussels. He joined the firm in 1997 as junior associate, has been in charge of the firm’s Brussels’ office since 2000 and has been a partner since 2002. He graduated at the law school of the University of Geneva in 1993. He became assistant professor at the department of public law at the University of Geneva in 1994. In 1997 he specialised in European law and obtained a postgraduate diploma from the University of Geneva (DEA). He practises in French and English. Since 2009, Christophe Rapin has been the chairman of the Swiss Association for Competition Law. He was elected Vice-Chairman of the International Ligue for Competition Law in 2016.
His practice focuses on Swiss and European regulatory and competition law. Christophe Rapin advises Swiss and international companies regarding the compliance of their activities with competition laws in the EU and in Switzerland. He represents companies before competition authorities in antitrust matters. He further has dealt with several pre-merger notifications in Switzerland. He has been advising parties in the most important enforcement procedures conducted by the Swiss Competition Commission, including the first leniency application made in Switzerland in connection with a vertical agreement. More recently, he was involved in the air cargo procedure.