Trade / Logistics

Globalization obliges: from international contracts and transfer pricing to trade compliance, customs and VAT.

Globalization exposes companies to many local legislators and regulators. We support our clients in all legal, regulatory and tax challenges posed by worldwide trade and global production chains.

Through our international and extensive network of experts, we ensure comprehensive, worldwide advice.


  • Contract law advice
  • Definition of supply and distribution structures
  • Development of special forms of distribution (leasing; franchising; consumer law framework conditions; general terms and conditions law)
  • Drafting and review of logistics and transport contracts, charter agreements
  • Advice on logistics and transport law for all modes of transport (sea and inland waterways, air, road and rail)
  • Legal representation in liability law, claims management, debt collection and litigation
  • Advice on transport insurance and recourse
  • Advice on financing, new construction, purchase, operation and insurance of transport infrastructure (land, rail, air, water)
  • Assistance with trade financing and letters of credit
  • Advice on product compliance (standards, product safety, REACH, dangerous goods, labelling, etc.)
  • Ad Hoc Consulting for Trade Compliance, Export Control, Sanctions and Embargoes, Import and Export, Customs, Anti-Corruption, Bribery and Money Laundering


  • Comprehensive advice and representation in the areas of VAT, customs and free trade agreements
  • Registrations and declarations in Switzerland and abroad
  • Development of a tax-efficient business model including transfer pricing
  • IP structuring
  • Setting up an efficient group structure


  • Risk assessments (actual - target analyses) of compliance requirements relevant to the company
  • Development and implementation of internal compliance programmes (ICP) and internal control systems (ICS)
  • Management and expert training
  • Auditing and internal investigation
  • Ad hoc advice on export controls, sanctions and embargoes, import and export, customs, anti-corruption, bribery and money laundering
  • Representation in proceedings and litigation including criminal proceedings
  • Product classification EKN, ECCN, HS
  • Operational compliance management services
  • Support in licensing procedures for import and export (export controls such as war material, dual-use, embargo, dangerous goods)
  • Compliance in corruption and money laundering
  • Advice in supply chain transparency (conflict minerals, slavery, child labour, human rights, etc.)


Your Team

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


  • I appreciate MME's exceptional knowledge of compliance and short response times. It is a pleasure to work with them, great team!

    Compliance Officer, MedTech Company
  • Excellent reponse time in complex matters with a fast and flexible well organized team equipped with deep legal and business knowledge.

    CFO, Textile Industry
  • MME's thorough expertise in export control has been key for Embotech in order to understand the challenges of entering export-controlled markets and applications.

    Andreas Kyrtatos (CEO), Embotech
  • MME enables us to grow as a compliant and reliable global player on the market of near space transportation. Their website says MME is a cutting edge firm, can not agree more on that.

    Compliance Officer, Space Industry
  • Professional and efficient. All of our export compliance questions were handled with utmost care and attention to tricky details.

    CEO, Technology & Trading Company