Expertise

Data / Technology / IP

Research, development and digitalization: innovation is the foundation of economic success.

Advising on challenging technology, innovation and digitalization projects is our daily business. We support you in protecting new ideas and developments and securely implementing business models based on them (IaaS; SaaS, Cloud) in an international environment and compliant with data protection law.

We support you in the creation, promotion and exploitation of IP rights as well as the drafting of feasible technology and licensing agreements. We solve relevant tax issues and help to overcome regulatory hurdles. In doing so, we ensure that you comply with data protection legislation nationally and internationally, not only for Switzerland but also for the entire EU market.

We provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral advice - be it in FinTech, medical technology, biotechnology, internet, telecommunications and software, entertainment, fashion or gaming.

Legal

  • Outsourcing, Cloud
  • Data Security and Data Protection
  • Software development and R&D
  • IP/IT contracts / technology transfer
  • Elaboration of IP strategies
  • Worldwide implementation of patent granting procedures as well as trademark and design registration procedures
  • Protection of know-how
  • IP and technology procedures
  • Cyber Risk Incident Response Team

Tax

  • Tax optimization through avoidance of double taxation, minimization of withholding taxes, optimization of lump-sum tax credits, adjustments to the business model (value chain management)
  • IP structures
  • Tax incentives for research and development
  • Transfer pricing (transfer pricing policy / compliance with documentation requirements, in particular CbCR and preparation of master and local files)
  • Value added tax, customs

Compliance

  • Data Protection
  • Cyber Risk Compliance
  • Open Source (OSS) Compliance
  • Data Security
  • FinTech Regulatory Compliance

Listings

  • 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 Telecoms & Media 2022.
    • 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 Switzerland: "Technology and Telecommunications Law"

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

Your Team

We will be pleased to provide you with comprehensive and interdisciplinary advice in the areas of legal, tax and compliance.