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Lenz & Staehelin

BRANDSCHENKESTRASSE 24, 8027 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 450 80 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 450 80 01
Email:
Web:
www.lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Dr Marcel Meinhardt

Tel:
Work +41 58 450 80 00
Email:
Web:
www.lenzstaehelin.com
Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Competition, General Contract and Corporate, Energy and Regulated Markets, Litigation, Public Procurement, Telecoms & Media, Internal Investigations.

Position

Dr. Marcel Meinhardt is a leading expert in competition law and is renowned for his broad, first-rate practice. He specializes in all areas of Swiss and European merger control work and competition law, particularly in the postal services, insurance, banking, motor-car, energy, media, retail, construction, pharma, ticketing and IT. Marcel Meinhardt also advises on regulatory issues in connection with the electricity and gas industry. He has been responsible for a large number of merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission and coordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Marcel Meinhardt advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted in high profile cases on alleged abuses of dominant positions, vertical restraints and cartels. He heads the Competition and Regulated Market practice group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Career

Admission to Zurich Bar (1992), Associate at Lenz & Staehelin (1996), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2002).

Languages

German, English, French.

Member

Swiss Association for Competition Law (ASAS), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV., International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA).

Education

University of St.Gallen (lic. iur. 1990), New York University School of Law (LL.M. 1994), College of Europe (LL.M. 1995), University of Zurich (Dr. iur. 1996).


Switzerland

Competition

Within: Leading individuals

Marcel Meinhardt - Lenz & Staehelin

Within: Competition

The 'dedicated and trustworthy team' at Lenz & Staehelin is recommended for providing an 'outstanding' service, including 'accurate, business-focused legal advice'. Merger control notifications, international merger filings, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations, dawn raids, leniency procedures and Swiss court litigation are some of the key areas of expertise. Recent highlights include representing Pfizer in its successful appeal against multimillion-CHF fines imposed by the Competition Commission (ComCo) for alleged unlawful resale price maintenance in connection with the drug Viagra. Key names in Zurich include the 'results-focused and highly knowledgeable' Marcel Meinhardt, who is 'one of the leading experts in competition and antitrust law'; counsel Felix Prümmer, who has an 'analytical' approach; associate Frank Bremer; and Astrid Waser, who is acting for Ticketcorner in a merger control appeal. Benoît Merkt is the recommended key contact in Geneva.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has supreme experience of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and dispute resolution, with additional expertise in IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Patrick Hünerwadel, Marcel Tranchet, Hans-Jakob Diem, Harold Frey, Marcel Meinhardt, Jürg Simon and Lukas Morscher are among the leading individuals.

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Public law

Within: Leading individuals

Marcel Meinhardt - Lenz & Staehelin

Within: Public law

The 'proactive, dedicated and involved' public law team at Lenz & Staehelin provides 'a level of service that is excellent in every respect' and is 'capable of anticipating the next steps that public authorities are going to take'. It handles public procurement, infrastructure, energy, TMT, environmental and real estate matters, with a particular focus on public tender proceedings, price surveillance issues, transmission grid tariffs and various sector regulations. Marcel Meinhardt, who 'has a strong ability to understand even the most complex circumstances', represents Swiss Post in a Supreme Court matter involving a regulatory complaint and request for lowering the postal fees on newspaper delivery from Swiss houses. Clients also recommend 'outstandingly skilled lawyers' Felix Prümmer and Frank Bremer.

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Sports law

Within: Sports law

Best known for acting for athletes and sports organisations, Lenz & Staehelin provides a broad range of services, including dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, competition, immigration, intellectual property and tax matters. Marcel Meinhardt acts for Swisscom, CT Cinetrade and Teleclub in the foreclosure of ice-hockey content on pay TV being distributed over Swisscom's TV platforms. Head of arbitration Xavier Favre-Bulle has expertise in CAS and tribunal disputes.

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