Dr. Andreas Glarner

Legal Partner, LL.M.

Profile

Dr. Andreas Glarner works with international companies in the technology, industrial and internet sectors. He specializes in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, advertising law, licensing and distribution, as well as information technology and data protection. He acts both as legal counsel and litigator in these fields. In addition, he has extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain technology applications, gaming services, e-payments and export control measures, both from a legal and a compliance point of view. Andreas Glarner has published various articles on topics related to his practice areas.

Business activities

  • IT-, Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • FinTech und Blockchain technology
  • Media and Advertising Law
  • Entertainment and Gaming Law
  • Distribution and Agency Law, Export Control
  • Regulatory und Trade Compliance
  • Swiss and international Litigation and Arbitration
  • Swiss and international Contract and Corporate law

Education

2008
King's College, London (LL.M.)  
2005
Admitted to the Bar  
2002
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French  

Listings

The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

Recommended lawyer 2018 for TMT

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance’s ‘professional and very good’ practice is ‘highly service-oriented and an absolute specialist in the TMT sector’. The group is particularly well versed in IT matters, including advice on crypto finance, data protection and outsourcing to banks and companies. Recent work includes representing one of the top four banks in Switzerland in a software license court case and advising Ethereum Foundation on the structuring and implementation of a crowd-funded cryptocurrency development. ‘Outstanding and target-oriented IT lawyer’ Martin Eckert ‘listens to the client’s needs first before giving advice’ and ‘does not hesitate to give recommendations regarding risk-based approaches’. Luka Müller, Andreas Glarner and Thomas Linder are the key contacts for fintech matters.

Andreas Glarner was recognised by AI GLobal as "Leading Fintech and Blockchain Technology Advisor of the Year, Switzerland" at the AI Global 2018 Leading Adviser Awards.

Practical Experience 

Since 2012
Partner at MME  
2008-2011
Attorney at law with MME  
2005-2007
Associate in a business law firm in Zurich  
2003-2004
Judicial Clerkship at the District Court of Zurich 
2001-2003
Consultant with a business consultancy firm  
1999-2001
Assistant lecturer at the University of Zurich

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Assocation (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Assocation (ZAV)
  • Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF.FS)
  • Institute for Intellectual Property Right (INGRES)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)  
  • International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)