Raphael Brunner advises and litigates for clients on national and international commercial and contract law. He focuses on international trade, distribution, logistics, shipping and transport law, including customs law, free trade agreements and export compliance.
He also brings extensive experience in public procurement law, international insolvency law and representing employees with complex internal and external investigations.
Raphael is Vice President of the Swiss Association for the Law of the Sea, a regular speaker at international conferences, and a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Foreign Trade Academy AWA. He regularly publishes on topics in his field of practice and was a lawyer at a Zurich-based internationally oriented commercial law firm before joining MME.
Who is Who Legal sees Raphael Brunner as a Global Leader in Transport - Shipping 2021 and says "Raphael Brunner is a highly regarded lawyer with a wealth of experience in the transport, shipping and logistics sectors.". Legal500 qualifies Raphael Brunner as a leading expert in the transport sector, highlighting his vast experience in trade compliance and setting up compliance structures as well as his expertise in logistics contracts.
|2006||University of Cape Town, South Africa (LL.M.)|
|2002||Admission to the bar|
|1999||Universities of Zurich and Geneva (lic. iur.)|
German, English, French
|since 2017||Partner at MME|
|2007 - 2016||Lawyer in internationally oriented commercial law firm in Zurich|
|2003 - 2005||Lawyer in commercial law firm in Zurich|
|2002||Credit Suisse, Project Manager in Strategic Human Resources|
|2000 - 2001||Auditor and Secretary at the District Court of Zurich|
|1999||SAM Sustainability Group, Junior Portfolio Manager|