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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd (MLL)

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Lukas Bühlmann

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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd

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Digital, Data Privacy & E-Commerce | Technology, Media and Telecommunication | Competition, Antitrust and Trade Law


Lukas Bühlmann heads the firm's digital, data privacy & e-commerce group. He advises and represents clients in legal structurings of digital business concepts, regulatory proceedings and civil litigation. He has wide-ranging experience in assisting with contractual and regulatory implementation of cross-border transactions and business concepts in the digital economy. Lukas Bühlmann chairs the firm's ICT practice group comprising lawyers from the firm's Zurich, Geneva and Brussels offices. He leads the firm's e-commerce task force that develops know-how within the firm and its network of partner firms. He has particular experience in luxury goods, new technology, advertising, media and retail.


Head Digital, Data Privacy & E-Commerce (since 2017), Partner with Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (since 2017), Merger of Bühlmann Attorneys at Law and Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (2017), Founding Partner with Bühlmann Attorneys at Law, Zurich (2009 – 2017), Partner with small business law firm, Zurich (2005 – 2009), Associate with a major business law firm, Zurich (2003 – 2005), Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (Zurich 2001)


German, French, English


International Bar Association (IBA) (Past-Chair Product Law & Advertising Committee), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik (DGRI), International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), European Forum for External Trade, Excise and Customs (EFA), GS1 Switzerland, Practice Group E-Commerce, Swiss Direct Marketing Association, Member of the Board (Regulation and Self-Regulation & Data Protection), Swiss Distant Selling Association, Legal Counsel, Swiss Commission for Fair Advertising, Media Expert, Swiss Online Award, Jury (Legal & Compliance), NetComm Swiss E-Commerce Association


LL.M. (Master of European Community Law), European Legal Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (2002), Scientific Assistant with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich (1999 – 2001), Internship with a major business law firm in Zurich (1998 – 1999), University of Lausanne, lic.iur. (1998), University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (1997)


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

As one of the ‘leading firms in Switzerland’, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd (MLL) also fields a highly reputed IP practice that covers trade mark, copyright and design matters, patent litigation and advertising. The group is particularly often retained by pharmaceutical industry clients and recently represented Gilead Sciences in all patent disputes related to tenofovir. Other highlight work included representing Max Bill Stiftung in a copyright infringement matter concerning its design icons. Michael Ritscherthinks strategically and has extensive knowledge of the court system’, while pharma patent lawyer Simon Holzer and trade mark and design expert Peter Schramm are other prominent practitioners. Michael Reinle and Lukas Bühlmann joined from their former boutique firm Bühlmann Rechtsanwälte.

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Within: TMT

Expert firmMeyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd (MLL)impresses with very short response times, practical and tailored advice, as well as a pragmatic, client-oriented approach at affordable rates’. Focus areas include copyright and regulatory advice to broadcasters, IT outsourcings and cloud-computing projects, e-commerce, data protection and analytics, technology transfer, investments, TMT disputes and IP law topics. Teo Jacob, Salza and Assia are exemplary clients. ‘Clear communicatorLukas Bühlmann and ‘competent data protection specialistMichael Reinle, who both joined from former boutique firm Bühlmann Rechtsanwälte in July 2017, as well as the ‘constructive and pragmaticReinhard Oertli are recommended.

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