To be a pioneer: for legal and tax advice on digital and blockchain-based business models.
We guide our clients in developing, operating and offering digital or blockchain-based applications. Our related areas of expertise include protocols, dApps, DeFi applications, FIAT/DC and DC/DC Exchanges, electronic payment systems, custody of digital assets, smart contracts, DAOs, gaming and NFTs.
Our areas of expertise include analyzing the legal and tax challenges of digital business models, implementing crowdfunding initiatives and token offerings (ICO / STO / TGE), setting up appropriate legal structures and ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
Our clients include innovative and globally active startups from the «Crypto Valley» as well as renowned, internationally active companies, financial service providers, professional investors and DeFi enthusiasts.
What the Editors of Legal 500 say about MME
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 Glarner, Thomas Linder and Luka Müller, has been particularly active in DeFi projects. Michael Kunz is a further key contact.
What clients say about MME
‘MME’s Fintech team is specialised in blockchain technology. The team we worked with has a good understanding of the underlying technology.’
‘Andreas Glarner is one of the key people in Switzerland when it comes blockchain regulation. His insights, creativity and contact with the regulator are highly valuable to every blockchain project.’
‘Highly specialised skills in cryptocurrencies at different levels. Most important topics are regulation and technology analysis. Profound expertise in building and implementing a team in the existing organisation.’
MME is widely regarded for its work in this area. It offers legal, tax and compliance advice to financial institutions like banks, infrastructure providers and other startups involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain-related FinTech projects. This includes DeFi business models, tokenisation and ICOs, and e-money issues. The firm is based in Zürich and Zug, and is well regarded as a pioneer in developing the legal side of crypto in Switzerland.
"Their knowledge on blockchain law is extremely good."
"They are very experienced in FinTech matters, our 'go-to' in Switzerland for this area. They have considerable expertise, and are very professional and responsive. I can see they are trying to do the best for their clients."
Swiss business magazine BILANZ and Le Temps have recognized MME as a top firm in the area of Technology & Telecommunications Law in 2021 and ranked on the 3rd position with a 5 star rating.
WWL says: Andreas Glarner comes "highly recommended" by market sources who note he is "very active" in the blockchain space.
WWL says: Andreas Glarner is "great to work with" according to peers, who applaud his extensive fintech experience and strong knowledge of e-payments.
WWL says: Thomas Linder is described as an "innovative open-minded, dedicated and honest" practitioner with a "great understanding of novel technology".
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was awarded in Bilanz as one of the best law firms in the legal field "Banking and Capital Markets Law" 2021.
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was awarded in Bilanz as one of the best law firms in the legal field „Private Equity and Venture Capital“ 2021.