Dr. Martin Eckert

Legal Partner

Profile

Dr. Martin Eckert, one of the three founding partners of MME, has broad experience in assisting international technology and commercial firms (contracts, distribution, relocation, M&A). His areas of expertise are IT, IP and technology law, particularly in the telecommunications and high tech sectors (inter alia medical technology). He has been appointed as an expert lawyer in negotiating many complex IT-Outsourcing projects, mainly for banks and insurance companies. He acts as a litigator in complex commercial law cases before arbitral tribunals and commercial state courts.

Business activities

  • Swiss and International Contract, Business and Corporate Law
  • IT and Intellectual Property
  • Outsourcing
  • Date Protection, Big Data, IT-Compliance
  • Digital Infrastructure and Telecommunication
  • Patent, Trademark, Copyrights Law
  • Software and Knowhow protection
  • Licence contracts
  • Technology Transfer
  • International Trade, Agency and Distribution
  • Founding Companies in Switzerland, Relocation
  • Mergers & Akquisition
  • Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Litigation (State Courts and Arbitral Tribunals)
  • Marketing, Media and Entertainment Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Litigation (Commercial State Courts; Arbitration Courts)
  • FinTech

Education

1994
Admitted to the Bar 
1992
University Zurich (Dr. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Teaching Assignments

  • CAS Digital Risk Management (HWZ University of Applied Sciences Zurich) 

Practical Experience

  • Accredited Data Protection Auditor at ePrivacyseal GmbH
  • Advisory Board Member (Bank, IT, Medical Technology)
  • Attorney of the Delegation of the EU Commission to Switzerland (EU Embassy)
  • Former Judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property (2003-2006)
  • High Court Secretary at the Commercial Court of the Canton Zurich (1992-1993)
  • Register of Commerce, Canton Zurich (1990) 

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • World IT Lawyers (WITL)
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Swiss Intellectual Property Institute (INGRES)
  • Swiss Internet Industry Association (simsa)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • AIPPI
  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Membre honoraire de l’Ordre des avocats vaudois (OAV)
  • International Bar Association

Listings

legal500.com

MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance regularly advises on IT law and data protection and is particularly experienced in IT outsourcing projects in the banking sector. Martin Eckert’s ‘legal and negotiation skills are superb’.

Legal 500 EMEA

MME is recommended for IP/TMT, and domestic and international arbitration work. Partners include Martin Eckert and Bernhard Meyer.

whoswholegal.com

At MME Martin Eckert is 'top notch'. As former judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property, he has a 'wealth of knowledge' and is respected in the field.