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Ethics and Compliance Switzerland

Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is a unique cross industry not for profit organization in Switzerland. ECS welcomes compliance officers and anyone interested in the compliance discipline including regulators, risk professionals, in-house counsel, auditors, board members and those who work with or supervise compliance functions.

In addition to individual members, ECS currently has the following organizational members: Nestlé, Givaudan International, Swisscom, Holcim Groups Service Ltd, Bayer Consumer Care,  BDO, Business Keeper, EQS  Group / Intergrity Line, Infront Sports & Media AG,  Waldewyss AG, Koenig Bauer Banknote Solutions, Nachrichtendienst des Bundes NDB, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Tillotts Pharma AG and the Basel Institute on Governance.

If you would like to join ECS as an individual or organizational member, click here!

ECS engaged the Basel Institute on Governance to maintain its secretariat.

Upcoming Events

ECS Events

Launch event !!

Working Group on Competition Law, ECS – 18 January 2024 at 17:00h, Zurich

The topic of the launch event will be: “Competition Law Compliance and ISO 37301 – How Integrating Competition Law in a Compliance Management System can look like”.

Location: Walder Wyss AG , Seefeldstrasse 123, in Zurich

When: 18 January 2024 at 17:00h

SpeakerDr. Karin Amberg, M.A., Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer Competition Law at SBB.

A few words on the topic: SBB started to systematically align its compliance activities with the requirements of ISO 37301 a few years ago. In addition to the implementation of a compliance management system at the level of the Compliance Office, this also includes the management of specific compliance areas such as competition law according to the ISO standard. Karin Amberg will report how this was achieved in competition law, what challenges she faced as an in-house counsel and where support from external lawyers is useful.

Join us for an open discussion on SBB’s experience, to share lessons learned and best practices. The event will be followed by a drinks reception to celebrate the launch of the ECS Competition Law working group.

Do you have questions on the ECS Working Group on Competition Law? want to suggest topics for future events or volunteer as a speaker? Please contact the Co-Chairs of the Group: Amalia Athanasiadou and Monique Sturny, we will be delighted to hear from you!

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DACH-Compliance-Tagung – 18 April 2024 (in German)

The conference series

International exchange, especially with the neighboring countries Germany and Austria, is a high priority at the Center for Regulation and Competition. Together with compliance experts from the three DACH regions, the Center for Regulation and Competition organizes an annual DACH compliance conference. The conference offers participants the best opportunity to exchange ideas with high-ranking experts from the three countries about the latest experiences and topics in the area of ​​compliance

 Master Studies – Compliance & Integrity Management, Frankfurt

MACIM – Neuer berufsbegleitender Masterstudiengang „Compliance & Integrity Management“ am Viadrina Compliance Center at Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt(Oder), Deutschland

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