Firm Profile > Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd
RUE DU RHONE 65
PO BOX 3199
1211 GENEVE 3
Switzerland

Fintech Tier 1

At Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd, the team's range is extensive, from assistance with blockchain and DLT-related mandates, to advice on digital payment systems and online asset management or lending platforms. The group advises Bitcoin Suisse SA on crypto-asset storage and agreements and acted for Modum Holding AG on token restructurings. Kilian Schärli, who made partner in February 2019 and co-leads the DLT | blockchain and cryptocurrencies group, acted for Sunshine Software Development GmbH in filing a large blockchain patent infringement lawsuit and practice head Alexander Vogel led on Convexity Limited's establishment of a new online payment ecosystem. Other work includes preparing and listing regulatory-compliant ICOs with Finma.

Key clients

Bitcoin Suisse SA

Telegram Messenger LLP

Modum Holding AG

Waves Platform AG

Trust Square AG

Numbrs Personal Finance AG

Sunshine Software Development GmbH

Convexity Limited

Värdex Suisse AG

Sanostro AG

Move Wealth Management

MNC Mobile News Channel SA

Creditworld AG

SR Saphirstein AG

ABC Mint AG

Lykke AG

Intellectual property Tier 1

The 'outstanding' team at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd team is 'very easy to work with' and provides 'constructive and business-oriented opinions' to clients. It focuses on contentious and advisory cases, ranging from patent litigation, trade mark and design issues, to IT and advertising copyright proceedings. Specific matters include handling Provins and Adecco AG's worldwide trade mark portfolio; successfully representing Bachmann Rechtsanwälte AG before the Zurich Court of Commerce over trade name protection; and acting for the Haribo brand in various domestic IP matters. Team head Michael Ritscher is 'an excellent lawyer' and experienced litigator, Peter Schramm is a 'very engaged strategic thinker', and the 'remarkable' Simon Holzer 'stands out' from his peers for pharmaceutical-related work. Peter Schramm and Guillaume Fournier are other key contacts.

Testimonials

I worked with Kilian Schaerli on a complex transaction implying patent transfer and license with a pre-contentious background, for one of my French clients. He advised the client on the Swiss law aspects of the matter and I have been impressed by his very reactive, clear and serious advice throughout this matter, which resolved successfully for our client.

For every question, there are the right people in-house available to perform very good, cost-efficient and timely work.

MLL participated in regular (sometimes weekly) strategy calls with the client and up to 8 other European litigation firms providing similar advice and services to us and the client. The firm was very responsive and always acknowledged our requests promptly, which gave considerable comfort in the high-pressure environment in which we were working. They also always met the (often very tight) deadlines for delivering advice or work products set by us and the client. The firm also has a deep knowledge of Swiss patent law which allowed it to provide the extensive advice it did, as well as set out appropriate steps to mitigate the risks our client potentially became subject to as it pursued its commercial objectives. It was very responsive. Understood our business extremely well.

Very easy to work with, responsive, trustful.

Simon Holzer is remarkable by his understanding of the issues at stake, his availability and responsiveness. He provides practical and clear advice which is very much appreciated when time is of the essence.

Reactivity and, clear, straight to the point, constructive and business-oriented opinions, and solutions.

Legal knowledge, reputation, able to act in cross-border also on German cases, pragmatism.

Peter Schramm: very engaged strategic thinker, good availability and good team around him. Hard worker.

Flexible, task-oriented, very good active listeners to evaluate what the target task should be.

Partner Kilian Schaerli has an astonishing ability to evaluate legal security vs. business practicality. The service level is just extraordinary!

Strong knowledge and experience in the IP sector.

This firm is enormously experienced in all matters of pharma IP litigation and as a marker of their quality that the current president of the Swiss Patent Court came from the IP litigation team.

Michael Ritscher is a senior partner in the pharma IP team. He is extremely experienced, knowledgeable and has excellent knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector. He also knows everybody! Ulrike Ciesla is a patent attorney and a new recruit from Hoffmann Eitle. I have worked with Ulrike for a number of years and know her to be an excellent patent attorney and advocate. She brings real strength to the team. Kilian Schaerli is a recently promoted partner in the team and also possesses a wealth of experience in this sector.

I’ve mandated the team around Dr Holzer at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd in two different companies in a couple of cases involving IP-related matters with quite difficult and tricky issues. The level of knowledge, competence, professionalism and customer orientation is outstanding and second to none.

The team at Myerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd has an exceptional quality of team players. Although I would like to recommend the whole team I would single out Dr Simon Holzer. He stands out in all aspects I’ve mentioned in the above section (knowledge, competence, professionalism, customer orientation, availability and engagement), but also when it comes to translating very difficult matters into a non-legally/non-IP trained senior executive language. He is the reason why I dared to change the legal support firm in my role as CEO in a my new company after not being convinced on the quality of the former law company dealing with IP matters.

I am impressed by the level of knowledge combining patent and regulatory laws.

Broad legal skills in the intellectual and overlapping marketing area combined with high commitment in our company’s affair and business. They have a high availability and effective advice where needed and we can trust them in more complex issues as well.

We have worked closely with Simon Holzer and Kilian Schaerli and I would say they both stand out from competitors due to their commercial way of thinking and supporting our company with legal advice – naturally combined with great legal skills making their advice trustworthy and helpful for our business.

An outstanding IP team – or maybe better: THE outstanding IP team in Switzerland.

Reinhard Oertli is just great – experienced, knowledgeable, friendly.

Very cost-efficient and fast.

Mario Strebel is very sociable and uncomplicated. Furthermore he is always reachable and provides the most effective support with hands-on advice.

MLL’s IT practice is a team with an extraordinary responsiveness, clearness and preciseness in handling clients matters. Even as a probably very small client of MLL, we receive legal services which exactly fit our requirements. With MLL we feel in best hands.

A complete team with different competencies covering a 360 panorama.

I appreciate their professional approach and very supportive, customer-oriented way of working.

I had the privilege to witness Kilian Schaerli’s dedication to excellence, in achieving goals and accomplishing tasks. He is a focused and result-oriented person you can always count on. I appreciate his professional approach, his positive and proactive attitude and his strong orientation customer needs and business performance.

Very knowledgeable team, professional, hands-on and available.

Flexibility, ready to go extra mile, quality, knowledge, team spirit.

Mll has a real team spirit – partners, associates and secretaries are a team to serve the client with their respective part of the work. They have the capability of addressing all request by means of an expert in the relevant field.

Michael Ritscher – an excellent lawyer with great knowledge and great networker.  Kilian Schaerli – new partner with excellent knowledge of IP cases and upcoming fintech area (e.g. cryptocurrencies).  Helene Heinecke – associate with excellent knowledge of transactions.

The team was very knowledgeable, practical, effective, responsive, and efficient. Their work quality was excellent. They were familiar with US market practice, as well, which was particularly helpful.

Key clients

AstraZeneca AB and AstraZeneca AG

Bayer Intellectual Property, Bayer AG

Bill Foundation

Bioeq IP AG

Bobst

CHOCOSUISSE, Association of Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers

Deutsche Telekom AG

Emirates

EOS

FIFA

Gilead Sciences

H. Lundbeck A/S (Denmark); Lundbeck Schweiz AG (Switzerland)

Haribo

Hilti

Lindt & Sprüngli

MaKe WeBo AB

MCM

Modum

MORPHOTEC

Mundipharma

Porsche

Provins (leading Swiss wine producer)

Sunshine

Swiss Cosmetic Association (SKW)

The Adecco Group

ViiV Healthcare

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd is noted for its experience in contentious matters relating to construction law and zoning. The team is also experienced in the acquisition and sale of properties, project development and financing. Its client base is similarly broad, including institutional and private equity investors, public sector clients, banks and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs). Wolfgang Müller, the team leader in Zurich, focuses on real estate M&A, while Geneva-practice head Philippe Prost is experienced in litigation. Walter Häberling is also a highlighted practitioner.

Testimonials

The team has very good real estate transaction know-how.’

ML is proactive in searching for solutions that try to avoid or to simplify legal constraints. Its advice is usually very pertinent and is appreciated.’

Wolfgang Müller is very responsive and solution-oriented. He has creative ideas and is a trustful partner.

Philippe Prost is appreciated for his acumen, availability and foresight in analysing legal problems and ability in suggesting pertinent solutions.’

Key clients

Allianz Suisse Immobilien AG

Allreal Holding AG

Sunrise (Sunrise Communications Group AG)

Capital markets Tier 2

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd has a good track record in various capital market transactions but also advises on corporate governance and regulatory aspects as well as on investment funds and structured products. It has a substantial client base drawn from the financial services, real estate, industrial manufacturing and technology sectors. Group head Christoph Heiz is well versed assisting with debt as well as equity transactions. Wolfgang Müller is another key contact. Andrea Sieber and Daniel Schoch are also names to note.

Testimonials

The team can be described as extremely supportive, experienced and goal-oriented.

Wolfgang Müller works with a pragmatic approach and is very reliable.’

Key clients

Allreal Holding AG

Ayondo Holding AG

Calida Holding AG

Meyer Burger Technology AG

Norges Statsbaner AS

poenina holding AG

Quino Group Holding AG

Spital Männedorf AG

TDK Corporation

Competition Tier 2

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd's practice is led by Mario Strebel, who is well versed in handling issues relating to regulated markets. The team advises on merger control notifications, antitrust compliance programmes, distribution and free trade agreements, and also acts for clients in dominance cases, proceedings, and cartel investigations. The group frequently collaborates with the firm's other departments, including IP and M&A. Christophe Rapin joined Kellerhals Carrard in 2020.

Testimonials

The team is highly enthusiastic and flexible while at the same time very approachable.’

The practitioners know the different regulators and the Swiss Competition Authority as well as the local judges very well.’

Mario Strebel is very sociable and uncomplicated. Furthermore, he is always reachable and provides the most effective support with hands-on advice.’

Key clients

SAS AB

Felco

Felco Motion

Calida AG

Vilebrequin

Coldenhove

Cousins Material House Ltd

Sunrise (Sunrise Communications AG | Sunrise Communications Group AG)

STRABAG AG

Medela AG

Savoy SA

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The 'diligent and reactive' team at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd is known for its 'hands-on' and 'solution-oriented' approach to data-based law. Led by the 'talented' Lukas Bühlmann, the team works on compliance, analytics and due diligence matters. Particular highlights include handling data protection and digital marketing issues for Schweiz Tourismus, assisting KünzlerBachmann Direktmarketing AG with big data projects, and advising the International Trade Center on international standards. The group is also acting for British American Tobacco Switzerland SA on a GDPR compliance project. Marco S. Meier is 'a promising and dedicated' associate with 'very good implementation and project management skills'.

Testimonials

MLL were responsive and pragmatic throughout – effectively navigating the nuances associated with international compliance work, and presenting advice in a way that was clear and easily understood by the client. An excellent team.

Lukas Bühlmann – a talented lawyer who has a deep understanding of the law and an ability to apply it in a commercial way.

Quick answers, very easy to reach. Deep and accurate knowledge yet offering practical solutions.

I’ve been working with Michael Reinle and Lukas Bühlmann. Both are very professional and have outstanding expertise in their fields. Working with them is a pleasure!

Availability and engagement. Solution-oriented excellent expertise.

Excellent knowledge of broad data protection and privacy related topics. Ability to put regulatory and legal topics in context of new developments (e.g. artificial intelligence). Size and experience to handle large data protection projects.

Lukas Bühlmann: head of data protection team; deep domain knowledge; wide network; good business sense. Marco Meier: junior but very good implementation and project management skills together with legal knowledge; excellent for getting a project done.

Professional team with broad knowledge on Swiss and European background. Very hands-on working style and good understanding on industry needs. Also well connected in the industry, which might help in the one or other situation.

I have worked with Mr Bühlmann and Mr Meier on data protection issues and they were always straight to the point and very helpful in customer and supplier negotiations. Also in terms of pricing they show a certain flexibility and sensitivity.

This great team is efficient and successful.

M Oertli was a perfect associate. He was very helpful.’

Diligent and reactive team, legal advice to the point and delivery in a timely manner. Quality of work is very good.

Strong team. Always at the forefront of thought leadership.

Top-notch Swiss firm with a high level and pragmatic approach.

Lukas Bühlmann is leading the practice including in e-commerce – high-level skilled professional, partnering with high level clients including in the jewellery and insurance sectors, nicely supported by Marco Meier – a promising and dedicated associate of the firm.

MLL’s data privacy and data protection team is highly skilled in this field and is providing a very high level legal assistance for its clients.

Lukas Bühlmann is an expert in data privacy and data protection and certainly one of the most experienced lawyers in Switzerland in this area.

Key clients

British American Tobacco Switzerland SA

Bucherer AG

Cofra Holding AG

Datatrans

economiesuisse

International Trade Center (ITC)

Kantonsspital St. Gallen (KSSG)

KünzlerBachmann

Lindt & Sprüngli

Schweiz Tourismus

Signatu AS

Sunrise Communications AG

Swiss Deluxe Hotels

Swiss Fin Lab

Titlis Bergbahnen AG

Verband Schweizer Versandhandel

Yamo AG

Zürich Tourismus

Employment Tier 2

At Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd, the team has 'a broad depth of knowledge' in employment matters and is 'easily accessible for clients at all times'. It regularly handles transactions, restructurings and staff outsourcing, alongside dispute resolution and general contractual or compensation-related services. The 'practical, responsive and service-orientedThomas Kälin, who is based in Zurich, has 'exceptional expertise' in social security cases. Geneva-based Guy-Philippe Rubeli jointly heads the team with Kälin and has experience negotiating with labour unions. Martin Ammann is another key contact.

Testimonials

The employment law team has a broad depth of knowledge and excels in quick turnaround time on advice. They are accustomed to the flexibility needed when working with multinational clients across time zones which is helpful.

Thomas Kälin is practical, responsive and service-oriented.

Trusted historical relationship.

We work only with a few legal support councils – working relationship is good and there has been no need to change.

This practice – and in particular its employment law team – is unique in that it is easily accessible for clients at all times, very competent and willing to perform.

Thomas Kälin stands out as an individual with an exceptional expertise in employment law and social security law. He has impressive expertise in this area and is therefore convincing in both consulting and litigation. Noelle Stalder convinces with her very well-founded and convincing researches on employment law and social security law matters and with her very professional advice on these topics.

Key clients

Willis Tower Watson

PADI EMEA Ltd

Tesla Motors Switzerland GmbH

railCare AG

Media Markt Management AG

Semtech (Switzerland) GmbH

Swisspro group of companies

Unicef

Zurich Insurance Company

Coca-Cola

Calida group of companies

GoPro

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd covers M&A, product liability and regulatory matters, with particular expertise in patent litigation, data protection and e-health. Team leader Simon Holzer and Michael Ritscher are experts in IP disputes. Kilian Schärli is a key contact in blockchain pharmaceutical use matters. Ulrike Ciesla joined in February 2019 from Hoffmann Eitle.

Testimonials

MLL offers excellent integrated legal advice in a broad range of legal fields.’

The team is enormously experienced in all matters of pharma IP litigation.

Simon Holzer stands out from competitors due to his commercial way of thinking – naturally combined with great legal skills, making his advice trustworthy and helpful for his client’s business.’

Michael Ritscher is a senior partner in the pharm IP team. He is extremely experienced, knowledgeable and has excellent knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector.’

Ulrike Ciesla is an excellent patent attorney and advocate. She brings real strength to the team.’

Kilian Schärli has excellent legal know-how and is highly appreciated for his can-do approach. He is further highly committed and always offers pragmatic solutions for his clients.’

Key clients

AstraZeneca AB

Bayer

Bioeq IP AG

Carestream

Cereneo AG

CHOCOSUISSE

Eli Lilly

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

H. Lundbeck A/S (Denmark); Lundbeck Schweiz AG

Kantonsspital St. Gallen (KSSG)

Modum

Mundipharma

Spital Männedorf AG

Swiss Cosmetic Association (SKW)

ViiV Healthcare UK Limited

Visiomed Laboratorie

Private client Tier 2

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd is noted for its seamless collaboration across practice groups and its ability to cover a broad range of private client matters, including family asset structuring, inheritance disputes and real estate acquisitions, among others. Its client portfolio includes patriarchs, heirs, entrepreneurs and investors from Switzerland and abroad. Geneva-based Serge Calame is well versed in estate and tax planning and leads the practice together with Patricia Guerra, who is noted for her broad practice. Bernard Lachenal in Geneva is the dispute resolution contact in the team. Other names to note include Maud Udry-AlhankoJulien Tron and associate Annaïg Vogt.

Testimonials

The partnership of MLL includes both seasoned, highly regarded international experts and young talents. That specific blend makes it very entertaining to work with them as they provide all the experience there can be and the enthusiasm and creativity of younger partners.’

Patricia Guerra is all that you look for in counsel for private clients and is one of the very best in the Swiss market. She is smart and savvy with great flair and goes that extra mile for her clients. She thinks creatively and brings excellence to all she does.’

Serge Calame is extremely knowledgeable and at the same time pragmatic.’

Bernard Lachenal has an incomparable “book” of clients and yet down to earth and always makes himself available. His network among peers is second to none.

Maud Udry-Alhanko is highly knowledgable in family law matters with an extensive understanding of foreign legal systems, and local mindsets.

Julien Tron is definitely a rising star, with an already impressive network and an in-depth understanding of private clients issues.

Annaïg Vogt is bright and switched on. She is adept at dealing with often complex and emotionally challenging situations with style. She is definitely one to watch for the future.’

TMT Tier 2

The 'highly trustworthy' team at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd combines 'proactive advice and support with the latest best practice'. It advises on ongoing GDPR compliance matters for a number of clients from the healthcare, retail and travel sectors, including Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Bucherer AG and Titlis Bergbahnen AG. Other work ranges from IT outsourcing to technology transfer and e-commerce strategy consultancy. Lukas Bühlmann is 'a commercially astute lawyer', who 'reflects the high standards of the firm', and jointly leads the department with Reinhard Oertli. The 'available, responsive and business-orientedMichael Reinle, who 'is a true expert in his field', made partner in February 2019.

Testimonials

The team is on top of the matters: up-to-date on the latest developments, providing proactive advice and support with the latest best practice.’

Michael Reinle is a true expert in his field. Available, responsive, business-oriented, he provides pragmatic solutions. Mr Reinle is at ease with cross-border issues, and is well-versed in EU regulations and other international standards.’

Very knowledgeable, responsive and very pleasant to work with.’

Highly trustworthy, competent and speedy in complex work with association structures.’

Mr Lukas Bühlmann reflects the high standards of the firm. Especially in matters of international data protection.’

MLL Team has a long experience in e-commerce and is driving the topic within Switzerland with blogs, events, experience-exchanges, videos etc. The team has grown over the past years and the experts remain on board and enhances the scope of offers constantly. It is dedicated to all “new” questions around being an online-shop such as data protection, IP rights of text, pictures, products, cross border issues, online price declaration, marcom, etc.’

The individuals have in-depth know-how about e-commerce as a business model. You do not have to explain them in long hours what the situation is. Of course they are always up to date monitoring jurisdiction and political processes (legislation). They inform proactively in case there is anything important to know for an enterprise or an association.’

Excellent IT contract know-how.  Fast response time from the MLL team. Short, precise and clear advice.’

Highly competent, professional attitude, top customer-committed IT/software know-how,  gives logical analogies, and clearly points out “red lines”.’

The team’s particular expertise in e-commerce and related matters (eg customs duties) are a great strength.’

Lukas Bühlmann is a very commercially astute lawyer who can provide focused advice swiftly and in a form that can be sent directly to the client.’

Key clients

British American Tobacco Switzerland SA

Bucherer AG

Cofra Holding AG

Datatrans

economiesuisse

International Trade Center (ITC)

Juwelier Kurz AG

Kantonsspital St. Gallen (KSSG)

Kenwood/De Longhi

KünzlerBachmann

Lindt & Sprüngli

Pandora Boxchain

Partnervine

Schweiz Tourismus

Signatu AS

Sunrise Communications AG

Swiss Deluxe Hotels

Swiss Fin Lab

SwissMilk

Titlis Bergbahnen AG

Verband Schweize Versandhandel

Yamo AG

Zürich Tourismus

Banking and finance: Geneva Tier 3

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd is noted for its expertise in the regulatory and contentious space. The team is regularly instructed by financial institutions, funds, investors, and wealthy individuals as well as by domestic and international insurers. Bernard Lachenal specialises in dispute resolution, where he is particularly active for private banks and clients. Christophe Rapin joined Kellerhals Carrard in 2020.

Key clients

Calida Holding AG

SRO SVIG

Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)

TAVIS Capital AG

Spital Männedorf AG

Sanostro AG

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 3

The team at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd in active in the full gamut of banking and finance matters, including syndicated lending, asset management, regulatory and compliance issues and Islamic finance, among others; and works closely across offices and practice groups. Practice head Alexander Vogel is a specialist in corporate finance and fintech-related matters, while Daniel Schoch specialises in syndicated loans, asset-based finance and bilateral loan agreements. Samuel Ljubicic and Stephanie Comtesse are key contacts for new finance products and investment funds, respectively. Karin Oberlin has niche expertise in aviation and shipping finance. Other noted practitioners are senior associates Ülkü Cibik and Reto Luthiger.

Testimonials

MLL is a recommendable team of outstanding specialists in a wide range of banking specific issues, who know their field in-depth and work competently, fast and in a very cooperative and team-oriented manner.’

Many years of invaluable experience and a broad knowledge base make Alexander Vogel an outstanding individual in the Swiss legal market. Based on his large experience, he is able to render competent and reliable advice on a wide range of issues.’

Samuel Ljubicic is a pleasure to work with. He is hands-on as well as very pragmatic and understands specific needs exceptionally well.’

Reto Luthiger gives important and sustainable advice on matters.’

Key clients

Calida Holding AG

SRO SVIG

Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)

TAVIS Capital AG

Spital Männedorf AG

Sanostro AG

METROPOLE Gestion

Swiss Structured Product Association (SSPA)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The team at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd covers a wide range of corporate and M&A-related matters. The client portfolio consists of companies from the retail, real estate, healthcare and life science industries as well as financial institutions. Alexander Vogel is experienced in public and private M&A transactions. Andrea Sieber has a strong, international practice and also advises on company reorganisations. Mona Stephenson is the key practitioner in the Geneva office. Karin Oberlin is another name to note and Sergio Bortolani joined the firm in January 2019 from Homburger.

Testimonials

Terrific partners who have deep knowledge of the industry and practice, and give highly commercial advice.

Great knowledge of the Swiss corporate law provided by very experienced and responsive M&A transactions lawyers.

Alexander Vogel is very sharp and smart and has an enormous experience in M&A transactions.’

Andrea Sieber is very dedicated and available at any time.’

Mona Stephenson impresses with her competency, drive, and intelligence. She is dedicated and knowledgeable.

Key clients

Raiffeisen Informatik Austria

Dept Digital Marketing AG

Atyra Holding AG

MB Barter & Trading Holding AG

Semtech (International) AG

Meyer Burger Technology AG

Bellevue Group AG

SAP SE

Robert Bosch GmbH

poenina holding ag

Julius Baer Group AG

Calida Holding AG

Cevian Capital

Taconova Group AG

Tui Suisse Ltd.

Concardis GmbH

H.I.G. Capital

ECM Capital

Dassault Aviation

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

At Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd, the dispute resolution practice is a core pillar of the firm. The team is a popular choice for financial institutions as well as domestic and international companies, and acts for a number of clients in the life sciences space. The practice is jointly led by cross-border specialist Bernard Lachenal and Walter Häberling, who is a key name for real estate-related litigation, in Geneva and Zurich, respectively. Léonard Stoyanov is noted for his expertise in banking matters and white-collar criminal law investigations; he is based in Geneva. Urs Boller in Zurich specialises in enforcements, and in defending clients against freezing orders and interim measures, while Simon Holzer is the key contact in IP-related disputes. As of early 2019, Marcel Lustenberger is an of counsel.

Testimonials

The partner availability and engagement at MLL is outstanding as well as its sense for pragmatic solutions. It also has excellent experience in demanding litigation cases.’

Marcel Lustenberger and Urs Boller know the fields of banking and contract law well and Walter Häberling is skilled in demanding rental law litigation. The  successful and enjoyable cooperation is characterized by the pragmatic and cost-efficient approach of these individuals.

Bernard Lachenal has a wide experience in private banking and litigation matters.’

Léonard Stoyanov is a very competent lawyer with a broad expertise.

Simon Holzer always has good inputs to the process; he is respected by both, the clients and the judges.

Key clients

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Tesla Motors Switzerland GmbH

Coca-Cola group of companies

Zurich Insurance

Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland Tier 3

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd impresses with its close cross-departmental collaboration, and it is particularly active for clients from the pharmaceutical, engineering, energy, software and retail sectors. Strong practice areas include banking and finance, private client, real estate, competition and dispute resolution. Bernard Lachenal is a key contact for the latter. Other practitioners are Serge CalameLéonard Stoyanov and Nicolas Didisheim. Christophe Rapin joined Kellerhals Carrard in 2020.

Testimonials

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal is composed of extremely competent and responsive lawyers, who understand the needs of their clients.’

The firm is noted for its very attentive customer contact. It communicates well and gives good, understandable explanations to the client.

Léonard Stoyanov is an excellent lawyer who understands his profession, takes time for his customers and presents practicable solutions.’

Serge Calame is extremely easy to work with, pragmatic and straight talking.’

Bernard Lachenal is an excellent litigator, who understands business needs and is solution-focused.’

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 3

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd is particularly highly regarded for its intellectual property, fintech, private client, TMT, real estate, competition and corporate departments. Prominent practitioners from these areas are Simon HolzerAlexander VogelMichael RitscherPatricia Guerra and Lukas Bühlmann, as well as Andrea SieberMichael Reinle, and Mario Strebel.

Key clients

Allianz Suisse Immobilien AG

Allreal Holding AG

Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)

AstraZeneca AB and AstraZeneca AG

Bayer Intellectual Property, Bayer AG

Bitcoin Suisse SA

British American Tobacco Switzerland SA

Bucherer AG

Calida AG

CHOCOSUISSE, Association of Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers

Coca-Cola

Dassault Aviation

Datatrans

Deutsche Telekom AG

economiesuisse

Eli Lilly

Emirates

EOS

FIFA

Gilead Sciences

GoPro

Haribo

Hilti

Julius Baer Group AG

Kantonsspital St. Gallen (KSSG)

Kenwood / De Longhi

KünzlerBachmann

Lindt & Sprüngli

MCM

Medela AG (Olle Larsson Holding AG)

Media Markt Management AG

Meyer Burger Technology AG

MNC Mobile News Channel SA

Mundipharma

PADI EMEA Ltd.

Porsche

Publicitas AG

Raiffeisen Informatik Austria

railCare AG

SAP SE

SAS AB

Switzerland Tourism

Spital Männedorf AG

STRABAG AG

Sunrise (Sunrise Communications AG | Sunrise Communications Group AG)

Swiss Cosmetic Association (SKW)

Swiss Deluxe Hotels

Swiss Fin Lab

Swiss Structured Product Association (SSPA)

SwissMilk

Swisspro group of companies

TDK Corporation

Telegram Messenger LLP

Tesla Motors Switzerland GmbH

The Adecco Group

TUI Suisse Ltd.

Unicef

Swiss direct-mail marketing association

ViiV Healthcare UK Limited

Zurich Insurance Company

Zurich Tourism

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd advises on a wide spectrum of matters and its lawyers complement each other with corporate and litigation experience; with a good track record in insolvency and restructuring mandates, the team is regularly instructed by national and international companies. Urs BollerSamuel LjubicicAlexander Vogel and Reinhard Oertli in Zurich as well as Alain Le Fort and Christian Schilly in Geneva are the key practitioners.

Testimonials

A very responsive, technically excellent team with a lot of experience in cross border projects.’

Alexander Vogel is a top restructuring lawyer. Technically outstanding, and at the same time very reasonable and pragmatic.’

Urs Boller demonstrates exceptional negotiating and mediation skills.’

Key clients

Publicitas AG

Meyer Burger Technology AG

P&R Group

Tax Tier 4

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd is regarded for its experience in tax regulatory matter as well as tax structuring mandates. Furthermore, the team is also regularly involved in various different transactions, where it works closely with the firm's M&A, capital markets and finance departments. Markus Frank Huber is a key contact for clients in the life sciences, consumer products and telecoms sectors. Geneva-based Philippe Mantel made partner in 2019. Thomas Nabholz joined in Zurich from E&Y in October 2019. Urs Behnisch left the firm.

Testimonials

A group of hardworking team players with good commercial sense and always willing to go the extra mile.’

Markus Frank Huber has huge experience and is a good planner of reliable structures.’

Philippe Mantel is a great team worker in international tax matters.’

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL) is a full service law firm in Switzerland that specializes in representing and advising clients at the intersection of high tech, IP rich and regulated industries.

As a leading business law firm in Switzerland with over 120 experienced and dynamic lawyers MLL stands for innovative and solution-focused services. MLL has offices in the key Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lausanne and has specialized international desks for China, Latin America and Turkey.

Department Name Email Telephone
General corporate Alain Le Fort alain.lefort@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
General corporate Frédéric Cottier frederic.cottier@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Private clients Nicolas Didisheim nicolas.didisheim@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Real estate Philippe Prost philippe.prost@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Real estate, Employment Guy-Philippe Rubeli guy-philippe.rubeli@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Tax Philippe Mantel philippe.mantel@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Insolvency and restructuring Christian Schilly christian.schilly@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Litigation and arbitration, Banking and finance Bernard Lachenal bernard.lachenal@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Trade marks, design and advertising Nadine Maier nadine.maier@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Private client Serge Calame serge.calame@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Private client Julien Tron julien.tron@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Private client Maud Udry-Alhanko maud.udry-alhanko@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Corporate, IP Nadine von Büren-Maier nadine.vonburen-maier@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Corporate, Private clients Claude Brechbuhl claude.brechbuhl@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Corporate, Private clients Jean-Charles Roguet jean-charles.roguet@mll-legal.com +41 22 737 10 00
Photo Name Position Profile
 Claude Brechbuhl  photo Claude Brechbuhl
 Serge Calame  photo Serge Calame
 Frédéric Cottier  photo Frédéric Cottier
 Nicolas P. Didisheim  photo Nicolas P. Didisheim
 Bernard Lachenal  photo Bernard Lachenal
 Alain Le Fort  photo Alain Le Fort
 Nadine Maier  photo Nadine Maier
 Philippe Mantel  photo Philippe Mantel
 Philippe Prost  photo Philippe Prost
 Jean-Charles Roguet  photo Jean-Charles Roguet
 Guy-Philippe Rubeli  photo Guy-Philippe Rubeli
 Christian Schilly  photo Christian Schilly
 Mona Stephenson  photo Mona Stephenson
 Léonard Stoyanov  photo Léonard Stoyanov
 Cosima Trabichet-Castan  photo Cosima Trabichet-Castan
 Julien Tron  photo Julien Tron
 Maud Udry-Alhanko  photo Maud Udry-Alhanko
Number of lawyers : 106
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Contact : geneva@mll-legal.com
Offices : Brussels
Offices : Lausanne
Offices : Zug
Offices : Zurich

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd

MLL is a full service law firm specialized in representing and advising clients at the intersection of high tech, IP rich and regulated industries. With offices in Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lausanne and a world leading international network of partner law firms, MLL delivers coordinated legal advice to support clients’ interests in an international context.