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20 practice groups ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA edition 2024

We are delighted to have been recognised with 20 practice areas and 69 of our lawyers in the Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Guide. That’s a 20% increase from last year’s ranking which we have our clients and their outstanding feedback as well as all our team members and their unwavering dedication to thank fortheir exceptional support is highly valued.

The Legal 500 EMEA Guide provides readers with an annual impartial third-party ranking of the leading law firms and lawyers in countries and locations across the EMEA region. We are therefore very proud to have been ranked in the following practice areas with a significant 25% figuring in Tier 1 and with the following lawyers of which an equally impressive 30% are top-ranked:

Banking & Finance Geneva – up one Tier from 2023

Mona Stephenson | Dmitry Pentsov | Jean-Luc Herbez | Bernard Lachenal | Alain Le Fort | Léonard Stoyanov | Grégoire Schafroth 

“The banking & finance practice at MLL Legal has consistently gone above and beyond our expectations. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication proved to us that we made the right decision to start working with them.”

Banking & Finance Zurich – up one Tier from 2023

Alexander Vogel – Leading Individual | Catrina Luchsinger |  Daniel Schoch | Samuel Ljubicic | Karin Oberlin | Reto Luthiger | Ülkü Cibik | Jérôme Pidoux 

“The members of the team are very knowledgeable but most importantly, they also understand how to run a business. They are business-oriented and pragmatic in their approach.”

Capital Markets

Wolfgang Müller | Catrina Luchsinger | Andrea Sieber | Mark Montanari | Daniel Schoch | Christoph Heiz 

“The team covers all of our needs, has a high level of competence and is responsive.”

Commercial, Corporate & M&A

Alexander Vogel | Andrea Sieber | Mona Stephenson |  Karin Oberlin |  Daniel Schoch | Nadine von Büren-Maier | L. Mattias Johnson | Mark Montanari | Frédéric Cottier | Sergio Bortolani 

“Very responsive. Willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. The M&A team supporting our firm has always provided top-notch senior coverage, with hands-on practical experiences going hand in hand with juridical expertise.”


Hubert Orso Gilliéron | Renato Bucher | Simon Holzer 

“Extensive knowledge and experience of competition and commercial issues and a unique ability to provide strategic advice to companies on their business practices.”

Data Privacy and Data Protection – Tier 1

Lukas Bühlmann – Leading Individual | Michael Schüepp – Rising Star | Michael Reinle | Nicola Benz  

“Well familiar with IT/data protection authorities at the Swiss and EU level. Independent entrepreneurial firm with a robust team, innovative in its services and provides a cost effective service. Also remarkable in the way they put young generations forward.”

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Jean Marguerat | Urs Boller | Jean-Marie Vulliemin | Léonard Stoyanov | Reinhard Oertli

“The arbitration team of MLL Legal has a mix of high professional skill and closeness to the client.” 

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Jean Marguerat | Marcel Steinegger | Sabina Schellenberg | Urs Boller | Léonard Stoyanov | Alain Gros | Renato Bucher 

“We find MLL Legal to be extremely effective with regards to handling complex litigation matters – due to a dedicated professional team, excellent timing and deadlines, and an ability to understand foreign jurisdictions, laws and regulations.” 


Thomas Kälin | Alain Gros | Polia Rusca | Hannah Cipriano-Favre | David Peter | Daisy Vacher 

“All members of the MLL team have worked in mutual respect and with a strong sense of commitment towards my case, superb level of expertise and drive while maintaining an appreciated empathy and understanding.”

Fintech – Tier 1

Kilian Schärli – Leading Individual | Reto Luthiger | Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler | Alexander Vogel | Karin Oberlin 

“MLL team is responsive, knowledgeable, and innovative in providing legal advice in matters relating to fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. They have a problem-solving attitude and a hands-on mentality. I’ve been working with several others teams in different countries and MLL is for me among the top teams.”

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Simon Holzer – Leading Individual | Louisa Galbraith – Rising Star | Nicola Benz | Kilian Schärli |  Nadine von Büren-Maier | Ulrike Ciesla 

“The team is one of the best to advise on patent matters in Switzerland, especially in the life sciences field. They are always great to work with in pan-European litigation projects.”

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

Sabina Schellenberg | Samuel Ljubicic | Alexander Vogel | Yannik Hässig | Florian Müller 

“Remarkable legal creativity in navigating complex situations. Their extensive knowledge and experience across diverse corporate recovery matters sets them apart. The team displays an exceptional level of knowledge, responsiveness, and efficiency.”

Intellectual Property – Tier 1

Simon Holzer – Leading Individual | Michael Ritscher – Hall of Fame | Louisa Galbraith – Rising Star | Peter Schramm | Guillaume Fournier | Kilian Schärli | Andrea Schäffler 

“The competence and profound knowledge of IP law, combined with experience in the legal matters, is exceptional.”

Private Client

Patricia Guerra – Leading Individual | Maud Udry-Alhanko – Leading Individual | Serge Calame | Julie Wynne | Julien Tron | Dmitry A. Pentsov | Bernard Lachenal | Catherine Kavadze 

“The MLL team provides an excellent client service in a timely and efficient manner. Their cross-border expertise is extremely valuable to international high-net worth clients.”

Public Law – newly ranked

Michael Reinle – Leading Individual | Daniel Donauer – Rising Star | Simon Holzer | Kilian Schärli 

“MLL Legal is a standout in the Swiss legal landscape. Their team immediately grasped our needs, blending top-tier expertise with unexpected humility.”

Real Estate – Tier 1

Wolfgang Müller – Leading Individual | Philippe Prost – Leading Individual | Cosima Trabichet-Castan – Next Generation Partner | Walter Häberling | Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler 

“The real estate team of MLL is very professional with high expertise and pracmatism. They are always available or call back asap. Their legal opinions are reliable and accurate.”

Sports Law 

Jean Marguerat | Peter Schramm | Dmitry A. Pentsov | Urs Boller | Tomás Navarro Blakemore | Yannik Hässig

“Although the issue was hard to understand due to volume of files including thousands of pages of legal opinion and annexes; Jean Marguerat developed a unique understanding of the matter within a very short period of time. He was always prompt and ready to answer our questions.” 


Thomas Nabholz | Arnaud Martin | Dimitri Rotter | Markus Frank Huber | Thaís Obrist-Bdine

“Thomas Nabholz is highly competent on cross-border complex issues, commercial, and expedient.”

TMT – Tier 1

Lukas Bühlmann – Leading Individual | Nicola Benz – Leading Individual | Michael Reinle – Leading Individual | Michael Schüepp – Rising Star 

“MLL Legal has excellent skills and an enviable client list. Their comprehensive knowledge and excellent communication make it a true pleasure to work with them across a wide variety of TMT matters. They are reliable with very practical solutions.”’


Dunja Koch | Karin Oberlin | Dimitri Rotter | Dmitry A. Pentsov | Andrea Trost 

“The firm has a very proactive approach to matters. High-quality work.” 

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