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Roger Thomi is an associate in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in Zurich. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 2011 as a trainee. After his bar admission in Switzerland in 2013, he rejoined Baker & McKenzie as an associate. Mr. Thomi advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of antitrust and competition issues as well as commercial and corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions. He focuses on national and international merger control, cartel investigations, distribution systems, restrictive practices and abuse of dominance. Mr. Thomi also represents parties before competition authorities and courts. He assists in drafting all kinds of commercial and transactional agreements, including distribution and franchising agreements, joint venture agreements and share purchase agreements.

As a result of the extraordinary situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland, the Executive Board of the Federal Procurement Conference (FPC) has issued recommendations for the public procurement of goods and services and contractual matters during the current COVID-19 crisis. The main goal is to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Swiss economy from a public procurement perspective.

The recommendations are valid during the exceptional situation as defined in the COVID-19-Ordinance 2 on measures to combat the coronavirus (SR 818.101.24) and for six months after the end of the exceptional situation.

However, owing to federalism, procurement law is not uniform. The recommendations of the FPC are not legally binding and, thus, the cantons may deviate from them.