Dr. Martin Eckert

Legal Partner

Profile

Dr. Martin Eckert, one of the three founding partners of MME, has broad experience in assisting international technology and commercial firms (contracts, distribution, relocation, M&A). His areas of expertise are Blockchain, IT, IP and technology law, particularly in the telecommunications and high tech sectors (inter alia medical technology). He has been appointed as an expert lawyer in negotiating many complex IT-Outsourcing, Cyber Security and Data Protection (GDPR) projects, mainly for banks and insurance companies. He acts as a litigator in complex commercial law cases before arbitral tribunals and commercial state courts.

Business activities

  • Swiss and International Contract, Business and Corporate Law
  • IT and Intellectual Property
  • Outsourcing
  • Date Protection, Big Data, IT-Compliance
  • Digital Infrastructure and Telecommunication
  • Patent, Trademark, Copyrights Law
  • Software and Knowhow protection
  • Licence contracts
  • Technology Transfer
  • International Trade, Agency and Distribution
  • Founding Companies in Switzerland, Relocation
  • Mergers & Akquisition
  • Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Litigation (State Courts and Arbitral Tribunals)
  • Marketing, Media and Entertainment Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Litigation (Commercial State Courts; Arbitration Courts)
  • FinTech

Education

1994
Admitted to the Bar 
1992
University Zurich (Dr. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Teaching Assignments

  • CAS Digital Risk Management (HWZ University of Applied Sciences Zurich) 

Practical Experience

  • Accredited Data Protection Auditor at ePrivacyseal GmbH
  • Advisory Board Member (Bank, IT, Medical Technology)
  • Attorney of the Delegation of the EU Commission to Switzerland (EU Embassy)
  • Former Judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property (2003-2006)
  • High Court Secretary at the Commercial Court of the Canton Zurich (1992-1993)
  • Register of Commerce, Canton Zurich (1990) 

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • World IT Lawyers (WITL)
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Swiss Intellectual Property Institute (INGRES)
  • Swiss Internet Industry Association (simsa)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • AIPPI
  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Membre honoraire de l’Ordre des avocats vaudois (OAV)
  • International Bar Association

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

Legal 500 EMEA

MME is recommended for IP/TMT, and domestic and international arbitration work. Partners include Martin Eckert and Bernhard Meyer.

whoswholegal.com

At MME Martin Eckert is 'top notch'. As former judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property, he has a 'wealth of knowledge' and is respected in the field.

Martin Eckert is widely regarded by sources as a leading light in data protection and an expert in complex projects.