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Dr. Fabienne Bretscher

Dr. Fabienne Bretscher is a member of Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property & Technology practice groups. She holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Zurich and a Master in Transnational Law from the University of Basel. During her graduate and postgraduate studies, Fabienne worked as associate lecturer and research assistant. After graduating, Fabienne joined Baker McKenzie Zurich as a trainee lawyer. Upon being admitted to the bar in 2021, she rejoined the Firm as an associate.

It is well known that online booking platforms often contractually restrict the freedom of accommodation providers to set their own prices for the accommodation offered (so-called “price-fixing clauses”). A newly adopted amendment to the Swiss Act against Unfair Competition (UCA) now limits these as well as other practices of online booking platforms