Network

World IT Lawyers (WITL)

MME is the only Swiss member of World IT Lawyers, a global network of outstanding law firms that offer first class solutions to the IT, Digital, Technology, Media and Telecoms sector.

International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)

The International Masters of Gaming Law is the pre-eminent global gambling law net-working and educational organization shaping the future of Gaming Law. All of its members are specialists in many gambling sectors – Compliance; Cross Border Regulation; iGaming; Legislative Affairs; Education; Lotteries; Taxation; Terrestrial Gambling; and Wagering. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law. IMGL membership consists of 350 members and represents over 43 countries as well as members in 34 states and territories in the United States.

Innangard

Innangard is an international employment law alliance which brings together leading employment law specialists from around the world to collaborate on international and cross-border employment law and HR issues. Each firm is individually recognised in their own country for their expertise in labour and employment law issues. Together we provide Global In-house Counsel and HR Professionals with expert support and know how in HR matters wherever they need it globally. We deliver strategic, user friendly legal and tactical advice for clients on HR issues around the world.

Greater Zurich Area AG

As the international contact partner for promotion and marketing of the Greater Zurich Area economic region, Greater Zurich Area AG (GZA) acts as a liaison between international companies looking to settle in the area and local interests and requirements.

GZA views itself as a service-oriented competency centre with a clear focus on international companies that can offer high and especially sustainable value for the Zurich economic region.

As a very flexible organization that adapts to current trends, GZA uses its dynamism and innovative strength to continually benefit the Zurich economic region as well as the entire Swiss economy.

GZA acts without bias both as a partner on behalf of its cantonal and local partners and when it comes to international location competition.

MME is a member of GZA.

Listings

LEGAL500.com

  • Employment: The 'highly accurate and reliable team' at MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance has 'a practical approach' and 'is on top of matters and always advises with a competent approach, clear explanations and kindness'. It handles everything from contracts, M&A support and bonus schemes to termination of employment agreements, data protection, secondments and representation of employees in internal investigations. Clients recommend 'widely knowledgeable' practice lead Michèle Stutz, 'internal investigations expert' Raphael Brunner, 'internationally experienced' senior associate Martina Aepli and 'exceptionally committed' senior associate Alexandra Geiger.
  • Private clients: The 'excellent and highly efficient private client practice' at MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance 'chooses its teams well, maintains a good internal communication and works hand-in-hand with each other'. It is best known for acting for clients in international inheritance, financial matrimony matters, company succession and tax matters. The team is led by 'profoundly knowledgeable, experienced and pragmatic estate law specialist' Balz Hoesly and also includes the 'excellent' Martina Aepli. Senior associate and inheritance law specialist Alexandra Geiger is another name to note.
  • TaxHigh-quality, multilingual firm' MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance 'treats every client individually' and has 'a harmonising team of real specialists in various tax areas', including VAT and customs, domestic and international corporate tax, tax services for private clients and transactional support. 'Outstandingly pragmatic and internationally experienced' partner Samuel Bussmann assisted a US biotechnology company with the tax aspects of setting up operations in Europe, while the 'experienced and business-oriented' Andreas Müller advised a window manufacturer on the tax-efficient financing of its cross-border reorganisation and its tax-free IP transfer. 'Extraordinary project manager' Thomas Linder is a key contact for ICO tax structures.
  • TMT: MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance impresses with its 'good all-round knowledge of data and IT issues, with particular expertise in blockchain'. The team also provides assistance with IT outsourcing, distribution, transactions and medical technology, as well as regulatory matters, data protection and telecoms law. Key name Martin Eckert represents a Swiss bank in a court case pertaining to a licensing issue, while Luka Müller, Thomas Linder and Andreas Glarner are instructed by numerous clients to assist with the set-up of ICO structures.
  • Transport: MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance handles dispute resolution, compliance, insurance and contractual advice regarding Swiss trade, distribution, logistics, transport and shipping law. Andreas Furrer and Raphael Brunner assist DPD Schweiz with all business matters, including the drafting of agreements with subcontractors and customers, and representation in negotiation and litigation proceedings. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and SBB also feature in the client roster.

 

Who's who Legal

  • Arbitration:Bernhard Meyer ‘garners widespread praise for his extensive experience acting as counsel or arbitrator in hundreds of international arbitration proceedings’ and Jonatan Baier who ‘enjoys a superb reputation in the arbitration space as a "dynamic, engaged and well-prepared" advocate’.
  • Corporate Immigration: Michèle Stutz
  • Corporate Tax:Samuel Bussmann, Andreas Müller, Christoph Rechsteiner
  • Data (Privacy & Protection): Martin Eckert is ‘widely regarded by sources as a leading light in data protection and an expert in complex projects’.
  • Employment:Michèle Stutz is recommended as one of the “five most highly regarded” employment law specialists in Switzerland. She is regularly listed in the following areas: Employment and Benefits, Labour and Employment.
  • Telecommunications Media & Technology:Martin Eckert is ‘widely regarded by sources as a leading light in data protection and an expert in complex projects’.
  • Transport: Raphael Brunner
  • Tax: Thomas Linder

 

ITR World Tax

 

International Tax Review