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

Chambers

  • FinTech Legal – Band 2


ITR World Tax

  • Tax – Tier 4


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: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has its areas of activity in its name; the team is instructed by HNWIs and families to assist them in particular with inheritance and real estate matters. Practice head Balz Hösly has longstanding experience in the field and also advises on estate planning and in corporate succession. Christoph Nater is well versed in the property area. Alexandra Geiger is another name to note.
  • TaxWith offices in Zurich and Zug, MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has a strong presence across German-speaking Switzerland. The team advises companies, family offices and individuals on corporate tax law, tax planning, compliance and real estate transactions as well as VAT and customs, among others. Samuel Bussmann and Andreas Müller in Zug are able to draw on their previous experience working at a Big Four company. Thomas Linder is a key contact for clients in the technology sector. Christoph Rechsteiner is also noted.
  • 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: Clients recommend MME Legal | Tax | Compliance because of its 'excellent knowledge of Swiss trade compliance laws'. Along with trade cases, the firm also advises logistics service providers and insurers, as well as handling more traditional transport matters in the aviation and maritime sectors – namely, yacht charter agreements and sale disputes, freight claims and Swiss airport service restructurings. Practice heads Raphael Brunner and Andreas Furrer lead a team known for its 'pragmatic approach and short response times' and 'high availability anywhere, any time' attitude. Other work includes advising on hardware and software export regulation and drafting contractual agreements for logistics service providers.
  • Data privacy and data protection: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's team is 'pragmatic, straight to the point and efficient', with strong 'internal know-how and a large network'. Founding partner Martin Eckert demonstrates 'specialist knowledge, dependability and solution-oriented' assistance with general data protection and data privacy matters for banks and insurance companies. Other work includes advice on GDPR and Swiss national regulatory legal set-ups and compliance advice relating to public procurement tenders and new online platforms.
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's Zurich-based team has an established practice and advises clients on corporate and public governance matters. It is also strongly involved in compliance, anti-money laundering, M&A and estate planning mandates. Balz Hösly also serves as the chairman and member on various boards of directors. Urs Isenegger combines his practice in this space with advice on competition and intellectual property law. Samuel Bussmann is also noted.

 

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Swiss Business Newspaper Handelszeitung and Magazine BILANZ

  • Procedural law
  • Labour law employee
  • Labour law employer
  • Compliance
  • Inheritance and estate law
  • Health law and life sciences
  • Intellectual property law
  • Insurance law
  • Tax
  • Technology & telecommunication