Dr. Samuel Hagenstein-Jost is a Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer's Competition Group in Zürich. His main areas of practice are competition law, regulatory matters (in particular those related to telecommunications, energy regulation, and life sciences), public procurement law and public procedural law. As a former case handler at the Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission, Samuel has established himself as an experienced competition lawyer in the Swiss market.
Samuel's recent experience includes:
- Counsel to Bouygues on competition law matters in the acquisition of Alpiq Engineering Services including notifying the Swiss competition authority of the transaction, as well as coordinating international notifications;
- Representation of Credit Suisse in investigations by the Swiss Competition Commission;
- Counsel to Uber, providing regulatory advice, in particular in the context of the implementation of a new regulation in Lausanne and Geneva;
- Representation of a major company in the telecommunications sector in antitrust proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission and the Federal Administrative Court;
- Representation of major companies in the energy sector in proceedings before the regulatory authorities, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Samuel has additionally acted as advisor to major energy company Varo Energy in several merger control proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission. In addition, he has also advised several major companies in the energy sector in various proceedings before the Federal Electricity Commission (ElCom) and in Federal Courts.
Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Samuel worked at several Swiss law firms and at the Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission. He was also a research and teaching assistant in economic law at the University of Bern.
Samuel is a member of several professional associations, including the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V., the European Competition Lawyers Association (ECLA), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the Zürich and Swiss Bar Associations.