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MLL highly ranked in Chambers and Partners FinTech 2022

On Friday 10 December Chambers and Partners published their FinTech 2022 rankings. Our firm was featured in the Switzerland law firm and individual lawyer rankings.

Ranked as a Band 2 firm, Chambers recognises MLL’s leading capabilities in fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The firm increasingly serves its longstanding banking clients and growing roster of FinTech startups in a variety of related legal matters, driven also by the firm’s market-leading IP practice and highly sophisticated TMT team. MLL is also praised for its experience in handling cross-border matters.

Our highly knowledgeable FinTech practitioners also achieve personal rankings in this field. Alexander Vogel is ranked in the FinTech Legal category (Band 3) and in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies category (Band 2). Kilian Schärli is ranked in the FinTech Legal category (Band 2) and in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies category (Band 3). Reto Luthiger is ranked as Star Associate in both the FinTech Legal and in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies categories. Chambers writes the following about our ranked practitioners:

  • Alexander Vogel “attracts a lot of clients,” according to a market commentator. He is recognised in the Swiss market for his expertise in financial regulatory, capital markets, banking and finance, and corporate matters, as well as work involving digital assets.
  • Kilian Schärli “has a great connection to the crypto market,” according to a source. He is a partner in the firm’s FinTech and IP team. He acts as co-head of the DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrencies industry group and regularly advises on matters at the nexus of technology, IP, data protection and financial regulation. “We are really happy with his service,” says an interviewee, adding: “Especially as he combines the legal view with a pragmatic and realistic business view.”
  • Reto Luthiger is counsel at the firm and is co-head of the firm’s FinTech practice. He is also CEO of the Self-Regulatory Organisation of the Swiss Association of Investment Companies. A source describes Luthiger as “a rising star,” and another says: “I think he is very polite and knowledgeable – very detail-oriented. I think also he has a good business mindset, not just in legal terms.”

Chambers FinTech helps clients find the leading lawyers and other professionals in the FinTech industry across the world. Based on thousands of in-depth research interviews, all conducted by our dedicated research team.

Chambers FinTech identifies the leading payments, blockchain, cyber security and data protection specialists globally, offering an invaluable resource for start-up and scale-up FinTech businesses, incumbent tech and financial services firms, and PE/VC investors in the sector.

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