Dr. Andreas Glarner

Legal Partner, LL.M.


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 and 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


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


  • German
  • English
  • French  

Practical Experience 

Since 2012
Partner at MME  
Attorney at law with MME  
Associate in a business law firm in Zurich  
Judicial Clerkship at the District Court of Zurich 
Consultant with a business consultancy firm  
Assistant lecturer at the University of Zurich


  • 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)



The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

Leading Individual 2020 for FinTech

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's lawyers are 'professional, knowledgeable, and well co-ordinated' and provide a 'timely delivery' of fintech-related services. The practice assisted global bitcoin provider Xapo Holding with its Swiss operation and all Finma negotiations, and founded Daura AG alongside Swisscom – the first digital Swiss share register using blockchain. Thomas Linder and Andreas Glarner are 'exceptionally good' and founding partner and crypto-finance expert Luka Müller is routinely involved in asset regulation, developing DLT protocols and the set-up of peer-to-peer lending platforms. Senior associate Michael Kunz is another name of note; Michèle Landtwing Leupi made partner in January 2019.

‘The individuals we have worked with are true experts in their fields, and consistently very responsive. We have had a positive experience working with Andreas Glarner and Michael Kunz.‘

Andreas Glarner and Thomas Linder: both are very exceptionally good partners if it comes to the work they deliver. Very reliable. Very high quality standards. Huge know-how.’


Recommended Lawyer 2020 for TMT 

The 'availability, breadth of knowledge, and quality of service are exceptional' at MME Legal | Tax | Compliance. It handles software and pharmaceutical licensing disputes, public procurement tenders, as well as alleged copyright infringement matters. Founding partner Martin Eckert jointly heads the practice with Andreas Glarner, who provides 'impeccable and trustworthy' advice and proves himself to be of 'indispensable value' when advising international technology companies. Senior associate Michael Kunz is another name of note for GDPR contracts and other IT-based work.‘

I have worked closely with Andreas Glarner, whom I consider to be of indispensable value to our business. His legal judgement, advice and general knowledge of our business domain are impeccable and trustworthy. We have benefited on many occasions from his clear opinions, recommendations and reliability.’


Recommended lawyer 2019 for 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.

TMT: The ‘very good’ team at MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has been assisting several banks with IT contracts and provides ongoing advice to a large number of fintech companies. Martin Eckert and Luka Müller are recommended. Luka Müller, Andreas Glarner and Thomas Linder are the ‘key contacts for Blockchain and fintech matters’.