Trade | Transport | Logistics

Supply Chain and Distribution, Trade, Logistics and Shipping, Maritime Insurance and Financing

Your goals

Supply Chain

Globalisation leads to complex transnational supply and distribution chains which are usually imbedded into multi-level international organisational structures. In addition, contractual relationships are governed by various national and international legal provisions. We assist you in the coordination and harmonisation of your rights and obligations throughout the supply and distribution chains, as well as in the management and insurance of the respective risks. MME provides you with a single source for internal tax, customs, and compliance experts, external logistic experts and a global network of specialised lawyers.

Trading, Import and Export

You are an export or import-oriented business or a trading-house seeking legal advice regarding the result or performance of your organization. We understand your business, know the applicable legal framework and can advise you comprehensively in connection with your trading activities. We support you in the enforcement or defence of claims.

Logistics, Shipping and Transport

You are a freight forwarder, carrier, owner of shipping infrastructure (ships, airplanes, trains or trucks) or operator of logistic infrastructure (train infrastructure, ports, airports). You are looking for legal advice by experts who understand your business and your concerns. We are a team of experts covering all aspects of logistics, transport and shipping law including all transport modalities. We are backed by a worldwide network of experienced professionals.

Maritime Insurance

You are an insurer of maritime risks (transport risks) or you are an insured under a maritime insurance policy. We have broad experience in the representation and consulting of insurers, as well as insureds, in connection with insurance claims under maritime policies, regarding issues of subrogation and recourse.

Our services

Our team assists you in setting up your internal and external operational structures, in optimising your contractual framework as well as in your legal risk assessment across the supply and distribution chain and across your business activities. We assist you in the enforcement or defence of claims, will provide you legal opinions and are able to represent your interests vis-à-vis business partners, administrative authorities, as well as national and arbitral courts. We seek an optimal balance between opportunities and risks.

The MME team is experienced with all aspects of logistics, distribution, transport and shipping, including:

  • International trade and commodities trading
  • Supply and distribution structures
  • Particular distribution types (leasing; franchising; consumer protection rules; general terms and conditions)
  • Logistics- and carriage contracts, charter agreements
  • Shipping- and transport law by all transport modes (maritime, inland navigation, air, road, rail)
  • Liability, claims management, enforcement and litigation
  • Maritime insurance, subrogation and recourse
  • Financing, new buildings, sale and purchase, operation, management and insurance of shipping infrastructure
  • Trade finance, letters of credit and collateral management
  • Customs and VAT
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Import and export compliance (dual use, embargoes, customs, dangerous goods, sanctions, etc.)
  • Anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance

Integrated Approach

Your business activities in Switzerland need stability from a legal, tax and compliance perspective. With our integrated approach, we assess your projects also from a tax (including VAT, customs, transfer pricing) and compliance (trade, data protection, cyber risk, export control and sanctions) point of view. For international clients, we assist in establishing and organising business activities in Switzerland and the EU markets by incorporating companies, branches and distribution systems, advising on contracts, employment law, immigration law and much more.

Your team

Contact

In need of legal, tax or compliance advice? We look forward to contacting you.