Raphael Brunner

Legal Partner, LL.M.


Raphael Brunner betreut Klienten beratend und prozessierend in Bezug auf das nationale und internationale Wirtschafts- und Vertragsrecht. Sein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei im nationalen und internationalen Handels-, Vertriebs-, Logistik-, und Transportrecht. Er verfügt zudem über breite Erfahrung im Vergaberecht, im internationalen Insolvenzrecht und in der Vertretung von Klienten im Zusammenhang mit Untersuchungen durch Finanzmarkt-Aufsichtsbehörden.


  • Nationales und internationales Handels-, Vertriebs-, Logistik-, und Transportrecht
  • Nationales und internationales Gesellschafts- und Vertragsrecht
  • Prozessführung und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • Vergaberecht
  • Exportkontrolle
  • Schuldbetreibungs und Konkursrecht
  • Arbeitsrecht


University of Cape Town, Südafrika (LL.M.)
Zulassung als Rechtsanwalt
Universitäten Zürich und Genf (lic. iur.)


  • Deutsch
  • Englisch
  • Französisch


seit 2017
Partner bei MME
Anwalt in international ausgerichteter Wirtschaftskanzlei in Zürich
Anwalt in Wirtschaftskanzlei in Zürich
Credit Suisse, Projektleiter im Bereich Strategic Human Resources
Auditor und Sekretär am Bezirksgericht Zürich
SAM Sustainability Group, Junior Portfolio Manager

Weitere Mandate

seit 2019
Vize-Präsident Schweizerische Vereinigung für Seerecht (SVSR)


  • Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht (DGTR)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Schifffahrt und Hafenwirtschaft (SVS)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Seerecht (SVSR)
  • Vereinigung für Schuldbetreibungs- und Konkursrecht (SchKG Vereinigung)


The Legal 500 (www.Legal500.com)

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Employment

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance stands out for its 'longstanding experience' in the space and its 'solution-oriented' outlook. Michèle Stutz leads a team that is 'indisputably strong in its field'. Recent highlights include handling contentious wrongful dismissal and bonus claims, a cross-border matter concerning deferred compensation, and advising on employment contracts and work permits across Europe. Senior associate Martina Aepli is 'a fast thinker', who stands out for her 'strong ability' in litigation alongside 'excellent legal knowledge'. Alexandra Geiger-Steiner, who made partner in November 2019, is recognised alongside Raphael Brunner and associate Raffael Blattmann for providing 'first-class legal support'.

‘Alexandra Geiger, Michèle Stutz, Raffael Blattmann, Raphael Brunner have all proven their high competence and engagement in providing first-class legal support.‘


Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Transport

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.


Recommended Lawyer 2019 for Employment

The 'highly accurate and reliable team' at MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance has 'a practical approach' and 'is on top of matters and always advises with a competent approach, clear explanations and kindness'. It handles everything from contracts, M&A support and bonus schemes to termination of employment agreements, data protection, secondments and representation of employees in internal investigations. Clients recommend 'widely knowledgeable' practice lead Michèle Stutz, 'internal investigations expert' Raphael Brunner, 'internationally experienced' senior associate Martina Aepli and 'exceptionally committed' senior associate Alexandra Geiger.


Recommended Lawyer 2019 for Transport

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.


Recommended Lawyer 2018 for Transport & Logistics

"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’.