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


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.


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 > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Marcel MeinhardtLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin‘s ‘practice know-how is all-embracing‘ in public law, with lawyers recognised for their ‘tactical thinking‘ and ‘top-quality‘ performance levels. The ‘brilliantAstrid Waser is a key name for procurement work. In recent highlights, the ‘co-operative’ Marcel Meinhardt is acting for Swiss Post in ongoing appeals in the Swiss Federal Administrative Court regarding allegedly abusive discounts for large businesses. Other work includes acting for Saraco SA in administrative law proceedings concerning the new fuel supply pipeline at Geneva Airport and advising Uber on social security, employment and regulatory disputes. Benoît Merkt and Rayan Houdrouge are other key contacts.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has an excellent market reputation, with expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution as well as in competition, IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Key practitioners include Patrick Hünerwadel, Hans-Jakob DiemMarcel Tranchet, Harold Frey, Jürg SimonMarcel Meinhardt and Lukas Morscher.

Switzerland > Competition

(Hall of Fame)

Marcel MeinhardtLenz & Staehelin

The team at Lenz & Staehelin is highly regarded for its broad coverage of the competition area, with expertise in cartel investigations, abuse of dominant position, dawn raids, and leniency procedures, among others. It has a strong line-up with key individuals including Marcel Meinhardt and Benoît Merkt, who are experts in merger control matters; and Astrid Waser, who is particularly well versed in the gas and electricity industry. Senior associate Sevan Antreasyan is also recommended. Felix Prümmer, formerly counsel, left the firm.