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We provide comprehensive and interdisciplinary advice in the areas of legal, tax and compliance. In these three areas we provide integrated, comprehensive and interdisciplinary services with speed and efficiency.
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MME Legal | Tax | Compliance
Website: www.mme.ch
Tel: +41 44 254 99 66 or +41 41 726 99 66

Number of partners:
26 (FinTech & Blockchain Practice Group)
Languages: English, German, Czech, French, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
MME provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary advice in the areas of legal, tax and compliance.

Legal | Tax | Compliance: In these three areas MME provides integrated, comprehensive and interdisciplinary services with speed and efficiency. As an integrated advisory firm at the cutting edge, the firm supports and represents companies and private individuals in all economic and trendsetting matters. MME serves its clients with personal and thorough attention: straightforward and persistent - in Switzerland and internationally.

Main Areas of Practice: 

To be a pioneer: for legal and tax advice on digital and blockchain-based business models.

MME guides its clients in developing, operating and offering digital or blockchain-based applications. MME's related areas of expertise include protocols, dApps, DeFi applications, FIAT/DC and DC/DC Exchanges, electronic payment systems, custody of digital assets, smart contracts, DAOs, gaming and NFTs.

The firms areas of expertise include analyzing the legal and tax challenges of digital business models, implementing crowdfunding initiatives and token offerings (ICO / STO / TGE), setting up appropriate legal structures and ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

MME's clients include innovative and globally active startups from the «Crypto Valley» as well as renowned, internationally active companies, financial service providers, professional investors and DeFi enthusiasts.

Legal: 

  • Analysis and solution of the legal and regulatory challenges of digital and blockchain-based business models.
  • Civil law and regulatory token classification
  • Tokenisation and related offerings (ICO, STO, TGE)
  • E-money, digital currencies and electronic card payment systems
  • Company and foundation formation
  • Governance in decentralised ecosystems
  • Contractual support (IT / IP / SAFT / ECA / OSS / development contracts, employment law, employee share ownership plans, etc.)
  • Artificial intelligence, Big Data, data protection, and data security
  • Cyber risk management

Tax: 

  • Negotiations and rulings with tax authorities regarding digital business models, blockchain-based transactions, tokens, and ICOs
  • Token classification for direct tax, VAT, stamp duty, or withholding tax purposes
  • Declaration and accounting of digital assets, voluntary declarations, and objection procedures
  • Distinction between private asset management and business activity
  • Assessment of variable salary components (e.g. in employee participation plans)
  • International developments in digital tax
  • Tax benefits for research and development, intellectual property, and other business activities

Compliance:  

  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Licensing procedures under financial market law (DLT trading venue, FinTech licence, banking licence, etc.)
  • AMLA compliance, SRO registration, outsourcing
  • Cross border compliance when entering the Swiss and European market for electronic financial services
  • Negotiations and rulings with FINMA and SROs

Recent Highlights & Awards:
MME was ranked by Legal500 as Top Tier Law Firm in Fintech in 2021 and was among the top three Swiss law firms in technology & telecommunication law according to leading Swiss economic magazine “BILANZ” ranking 2019, 2020 and 2021.

In the rapidly evolving areas of blockchain, crypto currency and fintech, MME has leap-frogged its business into a global advisory practice. Responsible partners Dr. Luka Müller, Dr. Andreas Glarner and Thomas Linder have achieved a world-wide reputation across the industry as leading professionals in this highly specialised field.

Contact 

Contact: Dr. Luka Müller-Studer
Tel: +41 44 254 99 66
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Dr. Andreas Glarner
Tel: +41 44 254 99 66
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Thomas Linder
Tel: +41 44 254 99 66
Email: [email protected]

Offices: 

Zurich

Zollstrasse 62
CH-8032
Zürich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 254 99 66
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mme.ch

Zug

Gubelstrasse 22
CH-6302
Zug, Switzerland

Phone: +41 41 726 99 66
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mme.ch

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Andreas Glarner
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Thomas Linder
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FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies


Luka Müller-Studer
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Andreas GlarnerFinTech Legal
Luka Müller-StuderFinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
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Thomas LinderFinTech Legal

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Zollstrasse 62

Zurich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8031

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