Our team takes an inquisitive approach to technological developments and benefits from a network of legal expertise. Our interdisciplinary, tech-savvy team advises companies on all legal and regulatory issues where financial services and information technology overlap. Our team support clients in the development, implementation and legal protection of new business models, as well as in the distribution and marketing of innovative services and products. Our clients include startups, established financial institutions, large technology companies and investors with a focus on blockchain, DLT and digitalisation.
Taking a holistic approach, we offer you comprehensive expertise in the fields of law of intellectual property, data protection, financial markets, competition, tax, telecommunications, contract, corporate and notary law.
We attach great importance to pragmatic and solution-oriented advice and help you to realistically assess and act on both opportunities and legal risks in this new, digital world.
Our team offers you access to experts in the field of blockchain & distributed ledger technology (DLT) and competent advice on the following interdisciplinary topics:
- Development and implementation of comprehensive structuring, strategies and measures to create, maintain and protect digital business models and platform solutions
- Regulatory reviews (qualification of tokens and business models, licensing and registration requirements in all financial market areas and obtaining no-action letters)
- Coordination with and representation before supervisory authorities (such as FINMA, SNB, SROs, AOs) and courts, conducting relevant preliminary clarifications and proceedings
- Examination of tax structuring options and coordination with the responsible tax authorities for direct and indirect taxes (obtaining tax rulings)
- Comprehensive support for coin/token issuing projects (ICOs/STOs/IEOs/TGEs/etc.) (Company founding, creation of prospectuses and basic information sheets)
- Infrastructure for the global, digitalised economy
- Digitalised capital market, digital (equity/debt) financing structures, tokenisation and documentation
- Fintech, insurtech, regtech and Legal Tech
- Artificial intelligence, machine learning & autonomous systems
- Cyber security
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‘Our entity operates in the cryptocurrency space, and this practice has a great amount of knowledge in this particular area. This is particularly helpful as new regulations are constantly being implemented.’
- Kilian Schärli
- Jonas Schütte
Panelist at DeFi For Good International Conference, 1 June 2022
Anwaltsrevue, Heft 5/2022, 27. Mai 2022
- Kilian Schärli
- Jonas Schütte
Chambers and Partners, Global Practice Guides, Fintech 2022, 24 March 2022
MLL advised FTX Crypto Exchange on the establishment and launch of FTX Europe.
MLL acted as legal advisor to VanEck in the listing of a new VanEck Exchange Traded Product (ETP) on SIX Swiss Exchange
MLL is a new member of the CMTA association
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