Dr. des. Stephan Meyer

Legal Counsel, LL.M., Notary Public

Profile

Dr. des. Stephan Meyer joined MME in 2017. He advises FinTech clients and specializes in the legal and regulatory implementation of blockchain-projects. After six years working with an insurance company he has been a member of an interdisciplinary SNSF research project on the regulation of virtual currencies at ZHAW School of Management and Law. In addition, he wrote a PhD dissertation on rights relating to blockchain-based crypto tokens at University of Zurich (summa cum laude, Issekutz-Prize 2020). Currently, Stephan is co-founder as well as co-CEO & Board Director with FQX AG in Zurich and London. In addition, he is lecturer leading the Master’s module “Blockchain & Smart Contracts” at University of Lucerne, research fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and lecturing on DLT & law at ZHAW School of Engineering as well as HWZ.

Business activities

  • Blockchain | DLT | FinTech
  • Digital Economy
  • IT and Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection, Big Data, IT-Compliance 

Education

as of 2020
Executive MBA | Quantic School of Business and Technology
2020
Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public of the Canton of Zug
2020
Dr. iur. des. / PhD | Blockchain & Law | University of Zurich | Issekutz-Prize 2020
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

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Practical Experience

since 2021
Legal Counsel | MME
2017-2021
Legal Advisor & Associate | MME
since 2021
Lecturer in LegalTech and Digital Law | HWZ
since 2020
Lecturer & Module Lead, Blockchain & Smart Contracts | University of Lucerne
since 2020
Research Fellow (Associate) | UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
since 2019
Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Board Director | FQX AG (Zurich) and FQX Ltd. (London)
since 2018
Lecturer in Blockchain & Law | ZHAW School of Engineering
since 2008
Military Legal Advisor, Major | Swiss Armed Forces
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

Teaching Assignments

  • CAS Legal Tech | HWZ
  • BBA, Module Digital Law | HWZ
  • MLaw, Module "Smart Contracts and Blockchain" | University of Lucerne
  • CAS Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers | ZHAW School of Engineering
  • BSc in Business Law, Module "Data Protection and Governance" | Guest Lecturer Blockchain | ZHAW School of Management and Law

Memberships

  • thinkBLOCKtank, Luxemburg | Founding Member
  • Swiss Legaltech Association