Legal Counsel
Attorney at Law, LL.M., EMBA, Notary Public, CLO Obligate AG

Dr. Stephan D. Meyer

Law meets technology: Your expert for tokens, smart contracts and artificial neural networks.



Dr. Stephan D. Meyer joined MME in 2017. As an attorney-at-law he specialises in the legal and regulatory design of technology projects. He is a renowned expert for DLT, legal structuring of tokens and artificial neural networks. Besides his work with MME, he is co-founder and Chief Legal Officer with Obligate, a global platform and infrastructure provider for on-chain bonds. Also, he is researching the training of neural networks as a postdoc (Habilitand) at the University of Lucerne.

Stephan received his PhD summa cum laude from the University of Zurich on the topic of 'Rights to and from Blockchain-based Crypto Tokens' and was awarded the Issekutz Prize 2020 as well as the Prof. Walther Hug-Prize 2023. He led the module «Blockchain und Smart Contracts» at University of Lucerne for several years, is co-founder of a European blockchain think tank, Research Associate at UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and gives various national and international talks and guest lectures.

He is passionate about finding the optimal, often creative, interplay between technology, law and regulation.


2023 Oxford Executive Leadership Programme, University of Oxford, Saïd Business School
2020 Executive MBA, Quantic School of Business and Technology
2020 Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public of the Canton of Zug
2020 PhD, Blockchain & Law, University of Zurich, Issekutz-Prize 2020, Prof. Walther Hug-Prize 2023
2016 LL.M., International Business Law, Queen Mary University of London
2015 MLaw, Major in Business Law, University of Zurich, 1. NKF-Master-Prize 2015
2013 Summer Program in Chinese Commercial Law, LSE & Peking University
2013 BLaw, University of Zurich


German, English, French

Work Experience

since 2024 Postdoc (Habilitand) researching artificial neural networks, University of Lucerne
since 2021 Legal Counsel at MME
2017 - 2021 Legal Advisor & Associate at MME
since 2021 Lecturer in LegalTech and Digital Law, HWZ
since 2020 Research Fellow (Associate), UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
since 2019 Co-Founder, Chief Legal Officer & Board Member, Obligate AG
since 2008 Military Legal Advisor, Major, Swiss Armed Forces
2020-2023 Lecturer & Module Lead, Blockchain & Smart Contracts, University of Lucerne
2018 - 2022 Lecturer in Blockchain & Law, ZHAW School of Engineering
2016 - 2018 PhD Candidate SNSF, ZHAW School of Management and Law
2011 - 2016 Legal Associate & Recovery Specialist with an insurance company
2014 Summer intern in a business law firm in Zurich
2014 Volunteer at District Court of Zurich
2010 - 2011 Claims Adjuster Property & Liability with an insurance company


  • thinkBLOCKtank, Luxemburg | Founding Member
  • Swiss Legaltech Association
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • Advocates’ Association of the Canton of Zug