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.
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance advises financial market service providers, including exchanges, brokers and banks on the integration of digital assets and assists in obtaining the necessary regulatory licences. The team has ‘unique knowledge on blockchain and the Swiss crypto ecosystem’ and helps clients with complex fintech projects relating to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies as well as the tax aspects of such projects. Andreas Glarner, Thomas Linder and Luka Müller are the team heads and are experienced in matters relating to cryptocurrency development and storage, initial coin offerings and tokenization. Michael Kunz is, among others, focused on distributed ledger technology regulation.
MME stands out with a unique knowledge on blockchain and the Swiss crypto ecosystem. Very engaged and active collaborators.’
‘MME partner Andreas Glarner has gone the extra mile in our collaboration. Very active and supportive! It’s great to work with him.’
‘Proximity to the start-up ecosystem, well connected to the government & regulatory bodies, bold visions in technology enabled legal tech.’
MME is a specialised boutique firm that seeks to combine knowledge from a legal, tax and compliance perspective in order to assist clients in cryptocurrency or blockchain-related FinTech projects. The firm is widely regarded as one of the first movers in the sector and remains a ubiquitous presence today across the Swiss FinTech ecosystem. The firm is based in Zürich and Zug.
Acted as the lead firm in setting up the technical and operational structure of Sygnum Bank, focusing on connecting digital and fiat assets as an integrated service and product package.
"In the field of crypto-technology, it's MME that is leading. They have definitely have one of the best reputations on a worldwide basis for this."
"They're very knowledgeable about the space, as well as highly innovative and hard-working. We found them to be dedicated to achieving success, strategic in their thinking and at the same time focused on the details to execute a seamless path to the right result for their client."
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".