Firm & Awards

17 practice groups ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA edition 2023

We are delighted to have 17 of our practice areas recommended for Switzerland in the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Guide. Additionally, in the individual rankings, 56 of our lawyers are mentioned by name for their standout contribution.

Our Data Privacy and TMT Teams are proud to have achieved the Tier 1 ranking.

We would like to thank our clients who took the time to respond to Legal 500 inquiries and who provided such exceptional feedback, as well as to all our team members for their contribution to this great achievement.

The Legal 500 EMEA provides readers with an annually updated, impartial, third-party ranking of the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region. We are therefore very pleased to have been awarded in the following practice areas and with special mention of the following lawyers:

Banking & Finance Geneva
Eric Favre / Dmitry A. Pentsov / Mona Stephenson

‘They are very precise and attentive to the real need of the customer.’

Banking & Finance Zurich
Dunja Koch / Samuel Ljubicic / Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler / Reto Luthiger / Karin Oberlin / Daniel Schoch / Alexander Vogel

‘The team is very knowledgeable and always views legal issues in the commercial context in which they arise.’

Capital Markets
Christoph Heiz / Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler / Mark Montanari / Wolfgang Müller / Daniel Schoch / Andrea Sieber

‘Very knowledgeable, solution focused, open-minded and flexible.’

Commercial, Corporate & M&A
Hubert Orso Gilliéron / Mattias Johnson / Mark Montanari / Karin Oberlin / Daniel Schoch / Andrea Sieber / Mona Stephenson / Julie Wynne / Alexander Vogel / Nadine von Büren-Maier

‘True stars who understands business and commercial needs and provides practical, useful legal advice.’

Renato Bucher / Hubert Orso Gilliéron / Michael Schüepp

‘Excellent distribution & competition law practice! One of the few firms to go to for competition and distribution to structure contracts.’

Data Privacy and Data Protection – new Tier 1
Lukas Bühlmann / Max Köngiseder / Michael Reinle

‘People: excellent attorneys, fast reaction times; excellent personal and legal skills: Lukas Bühlmann; Michael Reinle; Max Königseder. Absolutely genius solution skills for Data privacy and data protection matters; great working with them!’

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Urs Boller / Jean Marguerat / Marcel Steinegger / Léonard Stoyanov / Jean-Marie Vulliemin

‘MLL Legal is unique when it comes to offering high-quality legal services. They are characterised by custom-made strategies and out of the box thinking. They move confidently in global circles. ’

Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Urs Boller / Alain Gros / Walter Häberling / Bernard Lachenal / Jean Marguerat / Sabina Schellenberg / Marcel Steinegger / Léonard Stoyanov

‘Each lawyer we have worked with is very client-oriented, creative, and capable of offering outstanding solutions.’

Martin Ammann / Sergio Bortolani / Alain Gros / Thomas Kälin  / Marcel Steinegger

Professional legal advice, fast response time. Substitution ensured at all times.

Marcel Jung / Ronald Kogens / Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler / Reto Luthiger / Kilian Schärli

‘One of the best legal providers for new technologies including crypto & blockchain I have met in my career so far’

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
Urs Boller / Samuel Ljubicic / Sabina Schellenberg / Alexander Vogel

‘Key strengths: 1. Result-oriented approach to each particular assignment. 2. Great practical experience. 3. Ability to advise complex solutions considering merits of the case, facts and circumstances.’

Intellectual Property
Guillaume Fournier / Louisa Galbraith / Simon Holzer / Michael Ritscher / Andrea Schäffler / Kilian Schärli / Peter Schramm

This law firm has an excellent balance of extremely experienced partners, super bright more junior partners and excellent associates. They also have legal and IP expertise under one roof to draw on.

Healthcare & Life Sciences
Nicola Benz / Ulrike Ciesla / Louisa Galbraith / Simon Holzer / Reinhard Oertli / Kilian Schärli / Nadine von Büren-Maier

‘Reliability, accountability, professionalism, perfection, knowledgeable in all areas.’

Private Client
Serge Calame / Patricia Guerra / Bernard Lachenal / Dmitry A. Pentsov / Julien Tron / Maud Udry-Alhanko / Julie Wynne

‘Professional, excellent technical knowledge and an understanding of UK tax, trusts and succession law which is very helpful and not a given when working with international advisers.’

Real Estate
Wolfgang Müller / Philippe Prost

‘The team is very professional, has in depth knowledge of Real estate issues with different peoples having complementary skills. MLL is a serious and solid partner you can rely on.’

Sports Law
Urs Boller / Dmitry A. Pentsov / Jean Marguerat / Peter Schramm

Marcel Jung / Thomas Nabholz / Dimitri Rotter

‘Great firm, high level of tax expertise, very innovative.’

TMT – new Tier 1
Nicola Benz / Lukas Bühlmann / Ronald Kogens / Reinhard Oertli / Michael Reinle

‘Their key asset next to their excellent legal knowledge is the ability to really understand and engage with the business of their clients, e.g. online advertising, cloud, new technology solutions.’

Dunja Koch / Karin Oberlin / Dimitri Rotter

‘Well experienced in cross-border transactions with a view for potential pitfalls.’

Switzerland – Leading Firms: French Speaking Switzerland
Serge Calame / Frédéric Cottier / Jean-Luc Herbez / Bernard Lachenal / Jean Marguerat / Dmitry Pentsov / Philippe Prost / Mona Stephenson / Maud Udry-Alhanko / Julie Wynne

Switzerland – Leading Firms: German Speaking Switzerland
Nicola Benz / Lukas Bühlmann / Patricia Guerra / Simon Holzer / Marcel Jung / Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler / Wolfgang Müller / Michael Ritscher / Sabina Schellenberg / Andrea Sieber / Alexander Vogel

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