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 2
  • ITR World Tax

    • Tax – Tier 4
  • The Legal 500

    • 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.
    • Private clients: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has its areas of activity in its name; the team is instructed by HNWIs and families to assist them in particular with inheritance and real estate matters. Practice head Balz Hösly has longstanding experience in the field and also advises on estate planning and in corporate succession. Christoph Nater is well versed in the property area. Alexandra Geiger is another name to note.
    • TaxWith 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.
    • 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: 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.
    • Data privacy and data protection: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's team is 'pragmatic, straight to the point and efficient', with strong 'internal know-how and a large network'. Founding partner Martin Eckert demonstrates 'specialist knowledge, dependability and solution-oriented' assistance with general data protection and data privacy matters for banks and insurance companies. Other work includes advice on GDPR and Swiss national regulatory legal set-ups and compliance advice relating to public procurement tenders and new online platforms.
    • Commercial, corporate and M&A: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's Zurich-based team has an established practice and advises clients on corporate and public governance matters. It is also strongly involved in compliance, anti-money laundering, M&A and estate planning mandates. Balz Hösly also serves as the chairman and member on various boards of directors. Urs Isenegger combines his practice in this space with advice on competition and intellectual property law. Samuel Bussmann is also noted.
  • Who's Who Legal

  • Swiss Business Newspaper Handelszeitung and Magazine BILANZ

    • Procedural law
    • Labour law employee
    • Labour law employer
    • Compliance
    • Inheritance and estate law
    • Health law and life sciences
    • Intellectual property law
    • Insurance law
    • Tax
    • Technology & telecommunication

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