Data / Technology / IP

Cyber Risk Response Team

You’ve been the victim of a data breach, cyber-attack or fraud and need immediate legal support. You’ve lost assets, perhaps even cryptocurrencies, and you’re unsure what to do next.

The MME Cyber Risk Response Team will help you to keep a cool head and carefully weigh your options. With our holistic approach, we will ensure that you meet your obligations, respond pragmatically, and limit damage. MME offers you a solid component in your preventive Cyber Risk emergency concept and helps you to prepare or react to emergencies.

Our services

The MME Cyber Risk Response Team is ready to help you at any time. You can reach us at or 044 254 99 66 during office hours.

Our services include the following steps:

  • Fact-finding (MME checklists and processes)
  • First situation assessment (standardised)
  • Support with immediate measures (MME checklist: technology, organisation, communication)
  • Support in the event of extortion attacks, advice on ransom attacks, negotiations, decision-making, organisation of support for ransom payments, compliance and sanctions Risk reviews (chain analysis, KYC/AML)
  • Blockchain forensic investigations & risk reporting
  • Support with making cryptocurrency / digital asset transactions (e.g. advisory on purchasing and managing Bitcoin)
  • Clarification of and support with reporting obligations (GDPR/DSGVO; DSG; supervisory notification FINMA; BAKOM; BAZL; UVEK; ENSI)
  • Switzerland: clarification of voluntary, anonymous reports (NCSC; FDPIC; fedpol)
  • EU: Notifications to data protection supervisory authorities in the EU (72 hours)
  • Notification cyber attack to FINMA (72 hours)
  • International coordination (with our network World IT Lawyers)
  • Other reporting obligations (stock exchange law; administrative law, AML/sanctions)
  • Criminal charges (cantonal police; fedpol)
  • Structuring and coordination of the communication of a personal data breach to data subjects, Legal crisis management
  • Cooperation with technical partners (problem solving; preservation of evidence)
  • Cooperation with forensic partners (blockchain analysis; preservation of evidence)
  • Cooperation with public relation agencies (reputation protection; media work; hotline for customers)
  • Pursuit of claims against providers (breach of contract; damages)
  • Defence against unjustified claims (contract/liability/responsibility)
  • Handling Performance restrictions (contract performance; data gaps, compliance; e.g. stock exchange, VAT, etc.)
  • IP, know-how- and breaches of secrecy
  • Clarification of insurance issues (cyber risk insurance; liability insurance; business interruption; Silent Risk; D&O) with our insurance specialists
  • Final report and implementation of lessons learned

We offer our services as a package, which insurance companies and brokers can offer to their insurance customers. For cyber security providers, our legal services can be an important building block in emergency concepts (business continuity).

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  • The Legal 500

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance advises companies from the technology and telecoms sectors as well as banks and health care providers on a variety of TMT matters, including IP and data protection mandates. The team is well-versed in fintech, IT, gaming and distributed ledger technologies and assists with outsourcing, relocation and distribution projects as well as advising on contractual matters. Practice head Martin Eckert specialises in blockchain and software issues, while Michael Kunz acts on technology transfers and focuses on fintech mandates and the regulation of distributed ledger technologies.

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has a strong presence in the Swiss technology and telecoms field and advises clients on a whole host of data privacy and data protection issues. The team, headed by Martin Eckert, conducts data protection assessments, provides assistance in cases of cybercrime in the form of a cyber risk response team and issues data protection certificates to signify compliance with Swiss and European data protection laws.

    Practice head(s): Dr. Martin Eckert

    Other key lawyers: Michael Kunz

  • Who's Who Legal

    • Dr. Martin Eckert: Global Leader in Data Privacy & Protection, Information Technology, Telecoms & Media 2021.
    • Dr. Martin Eckert: National Leader in Data 2021.
    • Dr. Andreas Glarner: National Leader in Data 2021.

    WWL says: At MME Martin Eckert is 'top notch'. As former judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property, he has a 'wealth of knowledge' and is respected in the field.

    Martin Eckert is widely regarded by sources as a leading light in data protection and an expert in complex projects. 

    WWL says: Andreas Glarner earns acclaim from respondents this year thanks to his exceptional expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. 

  • BILANZ Top Law Firms in Switzerland: "Technology and Telecommunications Law"

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was named one of the best law firms in the legal field "Technology and Telecommunications Law" 2021 in Bilanz.