Dr Marcel Meinhardt > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

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


Partner, Head of Competition


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


German, English, French


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)


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)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Competition

(Hall of Fame)

Marcel MeinhardtLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin‘s scope covers the full gamut of competition and antitrust law. The members of the practice have considerable know-how in merger control notifications, abuse of dominance, restrictive practices, cartel investigations, dawn raids, leniency procedures and public procurement. The group further often deals with multi-jurisdictional merger filings as well as with proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission and competition litigation. It is headed up by the ‘excellent‘ Marcel Meinhardt and the ‘very constructive’ Benoît Merkt in Zurich and Geneva respectively. Astrid Waser brings her expertise in media and telecom law to the table. Sevan Antreasyan made partner in January 2022.

Switzerland > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Marcel MeinhardtLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin offers advice on all areas of public law, such as public procurement, energy, telecoms and media law as well as price surveillance regulation and general administrative law which includes environmental, zoning and building law. The practice is headed by Rayan Houdrouge, Benoît Merkt, Marcel Meinhardt and Astrid Waser from the Geneva and Zurich offices. Merkt has a particular specialisation in the energy and infrastructure sectors as well as public economic law, while Houdrouge focuses on competition law, in particular in respect to internal audits. Meinhardt brings his experience in the postal services and energy sectors to the table, while Waser specialises in public procurement, competition law and environmental law.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has a good reputation for its full-service offering and is noted in particular for its services in the areas of dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, and banking and finance with further areas of expertise in intellectual property, TMT and competition law. Key figures of note are banking and finance experts Marcel Tranchet and Patrick Hünerwadel, capital markets-focused Patrick Schleiffer, corporate M&A specialist Lukas Morscher and litigation and arbitration specialist Harold Frey. Other key contacts are Tanja Luginbühl for insolvency and restructuring matters, Heini Rüdisühli for private client matters, Jürg Simon for intellectual property advice and Marcel Meinhardt for competition law expertise.

Comparative Guides

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