We are MME

We achieve a lot, enjoy professional discussions and like working with our colleagues. We laugh and celebrate as often as possible and participate in joint events.

How we work

Personal Service

Each of our client relationships is personally managed by a member of the partnership.

We always analyze the needs of the clients with a holistic economic view. This allows us to approach legal, tax and strategic matters in an integrated and solution-oriented manner and to optimally match the available expertise and the selection of the lawyers and tax advisors involved to the current challenges.

All our employees have a strong international perspective with corresponding intercultural experience. Thanks to established relationships with carefully selected law firms and specialists, we are able to answer local and cross-border questions competently, reliably and quickly.

Integrated Approach

Legal | Tax | Compliance: In these three areas we provide integrated, comprehensive and interdisciplinary services with speed and efficiency.

We have a lean organization and work with a modern infrastructure. All of our qualified advisors have international experience and will work together with you to develop customized and entrepreneurial solutions - whether in a national or international context.

Our individual and personal support is based on a profound understanding of your business activities. We invest a lot to understand your needs exactly and do our best to exceed your expectations.

Founders' Spirit

MME was founded in 1999 as a law firm, in a short time period and in a concentrated action – at the same time at two locations and by three people. Their bond still forms the basis of a special corporate culture today.

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Our Values

The principles of our collaboration are fun at work, professionalism, collegiality and solidarity. We want to achieve a lot together. Knowledge, language and behavior are our tools.

  • Corporate Culture

    We have a special corporate culture. We achieve a lot, enjoy professional discussions and like working with our colleagues. We laugh and celebrate as often as possible and take part in joint events.

    We are experts in our field, but we work as a team. We trust and help each other, show respect, are open-minded, demonstrate generosity and act in an entrepreneurial way. We share knowledge, allow mistakes and learn from each other. A success is always a team success.

    We communicate fairly, directly and preferably verbally in personal matters.

  • Client Focus

    High quality legal and tax advice requires personal attention and a deep understanding of our clients' business. Each case is assigned to the professional who has the expertise in law and business our client's matter requires. We strive to outperform our client's expectations, providing service with a focus beyond the legal aspects.

  • Expertise

    Managing complex commercial, legal and tax challenges in business and litigation is our expertise. We understand that every assignment is unique, that's why our exceptional team tailors its advice to your individual needs to provide a practical and cost-efficient service that sustainably improves your business. 

  • Communication

    We communicate clearly, concisely and leverage cutting-edge technology for information management, to deliver a seamless and transparent service.

  • Teamwork

    Each case calls for customized knowledge. To guarantee seamless, cost-efficient and high-quality results, we staff our teams with the specialists a specific matter requires. Our global networks allow us to collaborate with the best international partners needed for any matter.

  • Dedication

    We are dedicated to providing the very best solutions customized to your business and aligned with its strategy. And we don't stop there. We defend your interests with persistence and vision. Yes, we draw up contracts and have opinions - but it's everything in between that stands us apart.

  • Commitment

    We are proud to be awarded one of the best employers in Switzerland, reaching 4th place in the category 100-249 employees at the Swiss Employer Awards. 

Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility and the alignment of a company with economic, environmental and social values (ESG) is becoming increasingly important. We are not only a pioneer in ESG advisory, but have also implemented sustainability principles in our own company. We are proud to be certified by myclimate.

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Our Network

  • Innangard

    Innangard is an international employment law alliance uniting leading employment law specialists worldwide to collaborate on international and cross-border employment law and HR issues. Each firm is recognised in its own country for its expertise in labour and employment law issues. Together we provide Global In-house Counsel and HR Professionals with expert support and know-how in HR matters. We also deliver strategic, user-friendly legal and tactical HR advice.

  • Greater Zurich Area AG

    MME is a Greater Zurich Area AG (GZA) member. The GZA is the international contact partner for the promotion and marketing of the Greater Zurich Area economic region and acts as a liaison between international companies looking to settle in the area and local interests and requirements. The service-oriented competency centre focuses on international companies that can offer the Zurich economic region and entire Swiss economy high and especially sustainable value. It acts without bias both as a partner on behalf of its cantonal and local partners and for international location competition.

  • International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)

    The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law. It is the global gambling law networking and educational organisation shaping the future of Gaming Law and comprises 350 members from over 43 countries, including 34 states and territories in the United States. All members are specialists in many gambling sectors, including compliance, cross-border regulation, iGaming, legislative affairs, education, lotteries, taxation, terrestrial gambling, and wagering.

  • World IT Lawyers

    MME is the only Swiss member of World IT Lawyers, a global network of outstanding law firms that offer first class solutions to the IT, Digital, Technology, Media and Telecoms sector.

Listings

  • Chambers

    • FinTech Legal – Band 1
    • FinTech Legal – Band 2

  • ITR World Tax

    • Tax – Tier 4
  • The Legal 500

     

    • FinTech

    As one of the first law firms to be active in the space, MME Legal | Tax | Compliance’s fintech practice continues to be ‘specialised in blockchain technology‘, and correspondingly has ‘highly specialised skills in cryptocurrencies‘. The team advises and represents both individuals and corporate clients on compliance, regulatory and tax issues of various fintech matters, including the implementation of payment solutions, crowd funding initiatives and tokenisations, digital currencies and distributed ledger technologies as well issues relating to governance in decentralised environments. Recently, the team, headed by the ‘technically savvy‘ Andreas GlarnerThomas Linder and Luka Müller, has been particularly active in DeFi projects. Michael Kunz is a further key contact.

    • Employment
    The ‘fast-growing employment practice‘ at MME Legal | Tax | Compliance provides ‘excellent solutions and service‘ ‘that are tailor-made to the client’s business needs‘. The ‘excellent team‘ covers the full array of advisory and litigation employment services for corporate clients and individuals, including representation in proceedings regarding discrimination and wrongful termination matters as well as in disputes with labour unions. Practice head Michèle Stutz ‘is a profound and very experienced employment practitioner‘ and a member of the commission for specialised employment lawyers of the Swiss bar association. The ‘outstanding Martina Aepli, who made partner in 2022, as well as Raphael BrunnerAlexandra Geiger and Raffael Blattmann are further key contacts.
    • Private clients
    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance acts for a range of private clients as well as for financial institutions in relation to their private client issues and is particularly adept at advising on cross-border estate, tax and inheritance planning, family business and succession matters as well as financial aspects of matrimonial law. The ‘very competent‘ team has a further specialism in advising on real estate issues, including construction, for private individuals. ‘Excellent private clients lawyer‘ Balz HoeslyChristoph NaterAlexandra Geiger and Walter Frei are the practice heads.
    • Tax
    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance fields a sizeable team of specialists dedicated to a variety of tax needs. The group is instructed by mid-sized to multinational companies, family offices, banks and other financial institutions. The group’s offering includes corporate tax law, VAT and customs, tax planning including transfer pricing, VCMs, relocations, and tax audits. Andreas Müller ‘distinguishes himself as a very experienced, innovative and pragmatic advisor.‘ Blockchain-specialist Thomas Linder and VAT-expert Roland Reding are also noted.
    • TMT
    MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance impresses with its 'good all-round knowledge of data and IT issues, with particular expertise in blockchain'. The team also provides assistance with IT outsourcing, distribution, transactions and medical technology, as well as regulatory matters, data protection and telecoms law. Key name Martin Eckert represents a Swiss bank in a court case pertaining to a licensing issue, while Luka Müller, Thomas Linder and Andreas Glarner are instructed by numerous clients to assist with the set-up of ICO structures.
    • Transport
    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance advises clients from the importing, exporting and trading industry as well as logistic service providers, carriers and insurers on a broad variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, such as export and regulatory compliance, logistics contracts and damage management. The unit has particular expertise in advising delivery service providers and postal services. Software and electronics players instruct the team for matters involving the export of restricted technologies. Practice head Raphael Brunner is ‘a specialist lawyer in transport law‘ with a particular focus on international trade, logistics, transport, shipping and trade compliance.
    • Data privacy and data protection
    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance‘s team covers a wide range of data privacy and protection matters. Clients approach the group led by Martin Eckert for assistance with cloud and outsourcing matters, IP/IT contracts and technology transfers as well as cyber risk compliance queries, among others. Eckert is also well versed in negotiating IT-Outsourcing and data protection projects. The group is particularly well positioned to advise Swiss and foreign technology and TMT.
    • Commercial, corporate and M&A
    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance offers a ‘high level of availability and individual expertise‘ in corporate and M&A matters. The group unites transaction, tax and compliance expertise in one team and is particularly well versed in the fintech, technology, and trade and commerce sectors. Balz Hoesly specialises in corporate governance topics while Andreas Rudolf also handles restructurings and structured real estate transactions. Alex Enzler is ‘a great asset both professionally and personally.’ Together, they lead the team with Peter Kuhn and Samuel Bussmann.
  • Who's Who Legal

  • Swiss Business Newspaper Handelszeitung and Magazine BILANZ

    • Compliance
    • Corporate Law
    • Health & Medical Law
    • Inheritance and Estate Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Labour Law (Employee)
    • Labour Law (Employer)
    • Litigation & Procedural Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Public Procurement
    • Private Equity & Venture Capital
    • Tax
    • Technology & Telecommunications Law

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