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MME Legal | Tax | Compliance, Dr Martin Eckert, Zurich,

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Dr Martin Eckert

Work +41 44 254 99 66
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance

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Head IT Law and Data Protection Department; Swiss and International Contract, Business and Corporate Law; IT and Intellectual Property; Outsourcing; Data Protection, Big Data, IT-Compliance; Digital Infrastructure and Telecommunication; Patent, Trademark, Copyrights Law; Software and Knowhow Protection; Licence Contracts; Technology Transfer; International Trade, Agency and Distribution; Founding Companies in Switzerland, Relocation; Mergers & Akquisition; Joint Ventures; Commercial Litigation (State Courts and Arbitral Tribunals); Marketing, Media and Entertainment Law; Unfair Competition; Litigation (Commercial State Courts; Arbitration Courts) ; FinTech


Dr. Martin Eckert, one of the three founding partners of MME and head of the IT team, has broad experience in assisting international technology and commercial firms (contracts, distribution, relocation, M&A). His areas of expertise are IT, IP and Technology Law, particularly in the Blockchain, software, telecommunications and high tech sectors (inter alia medical technology). He has been appointed as an expert lawyer in negotiating many complex IT-Outsourcing and Data Protection projects, mainly for banks and insurance companies. Furthermore, he is accredited Data Protection Auditor at ePrivacyseal and member of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


High Court Secretary at the Commercial Court of the Canton Zurich (1992-1993); Associate at Carrard Paschoud Heim et Associés, Lausanne (1994-1995); Associate at Hartmann & Meyer and Partner (1995-1999), Founding Partner at MME (Meyer Müller Eckert) (1999 to date); Judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission of Intellectual Property (2003-2006)


English, French, German.


Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), World IT Lawyers (WITL), The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Swiss Intellectual Property Institute (INGRES), Swiss Internet Industry Association (Simsa), Licensing Executives Society (LES), AIPPI, International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Membre honoraire de l’Ordre des avocats Vaudois (OAV), International Bar Association


University of Zurich (Dr. iur.) (1992), Admitted to the Bar (1994)



Within: TMT

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance’s ‘professional and very good’ practice is ‘highly service-oriented and an absolute specialist in the TMT sector’. The group is particularly well versed in IT matters, including advice on crypto finance, data protection and outsourcing to banks and companies. Recent work includes representing one of the top four banks in Switzerland in a software license court case and advising Ethereum Foundation on the structuring and implementation of a crowd-funded cryptocurrency development. ‘Outstanding and target-oriented IT lawyerMartin Eckertlistens to the client’s needs first before giving advice’ and ‘does not hesitate to give recommendations regarding risk-based approaches’. Luka Müller, Andreas Glarner and Thomas Linder are the key contacts for fintech matters.

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