Expertise

Handel / Logistik

Globalisierung verpflichtet: Von internationalen Verträgen über Transfer Pricing bis zu Trade Compliance, Zoll und Mehrwertsteuer.

Durch die Globalisierung sind Unternehmen vielen lokalen Gesetzgebern und Regulatoren ausgesetzt. Wir unterstützen unsere Kunden in allen rechtlichen, regulatorischen und steuerlichen Herausforderungen, die der weltweite Handel und globale Produktionsketten mit sich bringen.

Durch unser internationales Expertennetzwerk können wir eine umfassende, weltweite Beratung sicherstellen.

Legal

  • Vertragsrechtliche Beratung
  • Definition von Liefer- und Vertriebsstrukturen
  • Aufbau besonderer Vertriebsformen (Leasing; Franchising; verbraucherrechtliche Rahmenbedingungen; AGB-Recht)
  • Erstellung und Prüfung von Logistik- und Transportverträgen, Charterverträgen
  • Beratung im Logistik- und Transportrecht für sämtliche Transportmodi (See- und Binnenschifffahrt, Luft, Strasse und Schiene)
  • Rechtsvertretung im Haftungsrecht, Schaden-Management, Inkasso und Prozessführung
  • Beratung bezüglich Transportversicherung und Regress
  • Beratung zu Finanzierung, Neubau, Kauf, Betrieb und Versicherung von Transport-Infrastruktur (Land, Schiene, Luft, Wasser)
  • Unterstützung in Bezug auf Trade Financing und Akkreditive
  • Beratung in Bezug auf die Compliance von Produkten (Normen, Produktesicherheit, REACH, Gefahrgüter, Labelling, etc.)
  • Ad Hoc Beratung für Trade Compliance, Exportkontrolle, Sanktionen und Embargos, Import und Export, Zoll, Anti-Korruption, Bestechung und Geldwäscherei

Tax

  • Umfassende Beratung und Vertretung in den Bereichen Mehrwertsteuer, Zoll und Freihandelsabkommen
  • Registrierungen und Deklarationen in der Schweiz und im Ausland
  • Aufbau eines steuereffizienten Geschäftsmodells inklusive Transfer Pricing
  • IP-Strukturierung
  • Aufsetzen einer effizienten Gruppenstruktur

Compliance

  • Risikobeurteilungen (Ist – Soll Analysen) von für die Unternehmung relevante Compliance-Anforderungen
  • Entwicklung und Implementierung von internen Compliance Programmen (ICP) und internen Kontrollsystemen (IKS)
  • Management und Expertenschulung
  • Auditierung und interne Untersuchung
  • Ad Hoc Beratung für Exportkontrolle, Sanktionen und Embargos, Import und Export, Zoll, Anti-Korruption, Bestechung und Geldwäscherei
  • Vertretung in Verfahren und Prozessen inkl. Strafverfahren
  • Produktklassifizierung EKN, ECCN, HS
  • Operative Compliance Management Services
  • Unterstützung bei Bewilligungsverfahren zur Ein- und Ausfuhr (Exportkontrollen wie Kriegsmaterial, Dual-Use, Embargo, Gefahrgut)
  • Compliance im Bereich der Korruption und Geldwäsche
  • Beratung im Bereich Supply-Chain Transparenz (Konfliktmineralien, Sklaverei, Kinderarbeit, Menschenrechte, etc.)

Auszeichnungen

  • The Legal 500

    "MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is specialised in advice on cross-border trade, where it acts for importers and exporters, insurers and logistics service providers. Practice head Raphael Brunner and his team are particularly experienced in compliance where work includes setting up internal programmes, performing risk assessments, handling cases of breaches of regulations and risk management. The group also advises on the drafting of logistics contracts and claims handling and enforcement."

    "Clients recommend MME Legal | Tax | Compliance because of its 'excellent knowledge of Swiss trade compliance laws'. Along with trade cases, the firm also advises logistics service providers and insurers, as well as handling more traditional transport matters in the aviation and maritime sectors – namely, yacht charter agreements and sale disputes, freight claims and Swiss airport service restructurings. Practice heads Raphael Brunner and Andreas Furrer lead a team known for its 'pragmatic approach and short response times' and 'high availability anywhere, any time' attitude. Other work includes advising on hardware and software export regulation and drafting contractual agreements for logistics service providers.

    "MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance handles dispute resolution, compliance, insurance and contractual advice regarding Swiss trade, distribution, logistics, transport and shipping law.Andreas Furrerand Raphael Brunner assist DPD Schweiz with all business matters, including the drafting of agreements with subcontractors and customers, and representation in negotiation and litigation proceedings. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and SBB also feature in the client roster.

    "With offices in Zurich and Zug, MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has a strong presence across German-speaking Switzerland. The team advises companies, family offices and individuals on corporate tax law, tax planning, compliance and real estate transactions as well as VAT and customs, among others. Samuel Bussmann and Andreas Müller in Zug are able to draw on their previous experience working at a Big Four company. Thomas Linder is a key contact for clients in the technology sector. Christoph Rechsteiner is also noted."

    "MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance’s ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team provides an ‘excellent service due to pragmatic and uncomplicated cooperation and appropriate response times’. The practice handles trade, distribution, logistics and shipping matters, and further focuses on compliance issues, financial claim enforcement and negotiations with business partners and administrative authorities across the entire transport sector. ‘International transport law expert’ Andreas Furrer has ‘great practical and theoretical knowledge’, ‘perfect client understanding’ and ‘tactical skills’, Raphael Brunner is ‘experienced in high-value marine insurance disputes’ and Peter Henschel is ‘deeply knowledgeable in export control law’.

    "High-quality, multilingual firm' MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance 'treats every client individually' and has 'a harmonising team of real specialists in various tax areas', including VAT and customs, domestic and international corporate tax, tax services for private clients and transactional support. 'Outstandingly pragmatic and internationally experienced' partner Samuel Bussmann assisted a US biotechnology company with the tax aspects of setting up operations in Europe, while the 'experienced and business-oriented' Andreas Müller advised a window manufacturer on the tax-efficient financing of its cross-border reorganisation and its tax-free IP transfer. 'Extraordinary project manager' Thomas Linder is a key contact for ICO tax structures."

    Practice head(s):

    Raphael Brunner

    Testimonials

    ‘Besides the legal customs and transport competence, which is really excellent, the team around Raphael Brunner and Peter Henschel have a pronounced affinity to technology and business operations. This is really helpful in a challenging regulatory environments and increased use of technologies adapted on a global scale. Their work does not end with the classic legal activity. Great team and with an entrepreneurial mindset.’

    ‘Raphael Brunner is a pleasure to work with. He offers services with extensive knowledge in the field of transport, customs, export control and sanctions.’

  • Who's who legal

    • Raphael Brunner: Global Leader in Shipping 2021.
    • Raphael Brunner: National Leader in Transport 2021.

    WWL says: Raphael Brunner is a highly regarded lawyer with a wealth of experience in the transport, shipping and logistics sectors. 

  • BILANZ Top-Anwaltskanzleien Schweiz: „Steuer- und Abgaberecht“

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance wurde in der Bilanz als eine der besten Anwaltskanzleien im Rechtsgebiet "Steuer- und Abgaberecht" 2021 ausgezeichnet. 

Ihr Team

Wir beraten Sie gerne umfassend und interdisziplinär in den Bereichen Recht, Steuern und Compliance.

Testimonials

  • I appreciate MME's exceptional knowledge of compliance and short response times. It is a pleasure to work with them, great team!

    Compliance Officer, MedTech Company
  • Excellent reponse time in complex matters with a fast and flexible well organized team equipped with deep legal and business knowledge.

    CFO, Textile Industry
  • MME's thorough expertise in export control has been key for Embotech in order to understand the challenges of entering export-controlled markets and applications.

    Andreas Kyrtatos (CEO), Embotech
  • MME enables us to grow as a compliant and reliable global player on the market of near space transportation. Their website says MME is a cutting edge firm, can not agree more on that.

    Compliance Officer, Space Industry
  • Professional and efficient. All of our export compliance questions were handled with utmost care and attention to tricky details.

    CEO, Technology & Trading Company
  • MME hat nicht nur bei der Datenerhebung und -auswertung geholfen, sondern das Team auch aktiv bei der Datenalayse und bei Gesprächen mit Lieferanten und Drittparteien unterstützt.

    Compliance Officer, Technologie Konzern