Dr. Luka Müller

Legal Partner, LL.M., Dipl. Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF

Profile

Dr. Luka Müller-Studer, one of the three founding partners of MME, provides assistance to companies in the technology and financial sectors with a focus on blockchain technology. He concentrates his work on technology, financing acquisition and restructuring cases. Luka Müller is an expert on complex compliance cases in the areas of regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and judicial assistance and advisor of large compliance organisations. 

Business activities

  • International and Swiss Contract, Business and Corporate Law
  • Regulatory Compliance and Money Laundering Control and Anti-Corruption (with a specialisation in digital finance, online transactions, payment systems)
  • Gaming Law
  • International Judicial Assistance

Education

2013
Dipl. Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF  
1994
London School of Economics and Political Science, London (LL.M.) 
1992
Admitted to the Bar  
1990
University of Zurich and Basel (Dr. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Listings

The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

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.

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.

Further Engagements

  • Board Memberships of industry and holding companies
  • Member of the specialised unit of SRO SCV
  • Member of the disciplinary committee of the self regulating organisation of the Swiss Bar and Swiss Notary Association (SRO SAV/SNV)
  • Member of the Digital Finance Association (DFCA)

Teaching Assignments

  • Lecturer at the Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ)

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Zug Bar Association (ZGAV)
  • International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)

Services

Contact

Dr. Luka Müller
Legal Partner

T +41 41 726 99 66
Email
VCard
CV (PDF)

Secretariat

Simone Rufer
Assistant

T +41 44 254 99 69
Email

Publications

  • Blockchain | DLT | FinTech

    Digital Economy

    Contract Law

    VAT | Customs

    Regulatory Compliance

    Die Rechtswirkung algorithmisch abgewickelter DLT-Transaktionen weblaw / Jusletter 2018

    PDF

  • Digital Economy

    Contract Law

    Restructuring | Insolvency

    Blockchain | DLT | FinTech

    VAT | Customs

    Regulatory Compliance

    MME Stellungnahme zur Konsultation der Arbeitsgruppe Blockchain | ICO des Eidg. Finanzdepartements (SIF) 2018

    PDF

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