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MLL strengthens its Competition, Corporate and M&A and China Desk competencies with the appointment of Renato Bucher, Florian Müller and Christian Rebell to the MLL partnership.

MLL is delighted to announce that Renato Bucher, Florian Müller and Christian Rebell will become partners of the firm on 1 January 2022.

Renato Bucher (Zurich) specialises in competition and commercial law. He represents undertakings in proceedings before the Swiss competition authorities and private antitrust litigation, coordinates multi-jurisdictional merger filings, advises on the implementation of antitrust compliance programs and on unfair competition related matters. Renato has been recognised as Global Leader in Competition by Who’s Who Legal and is also mentioned by The Legal 500. Renato further possesses specialist knowledge and experience in all areas of commercial law, both in contentious and non-contentious matters. His main focus is on distribution related matters (franchising, agency, selective distribution etc.). He is also an expert in a variety of other commercial agreements, such as licensing, R&D, manufacturing and supply agreements. Renato has been selected by Who’s Who Legal as Thought Leader in Franchise and won the prestigious Lexology Client Choice Awards 2021. Here is the link to Renato Bucher’s lawyer profile.

Florian Müller (Zug/Zurich) heads the firm’s China Desk. He mainly advises and supports Swiss and international clients in doing business in China and Chinese clients in doing business in Switzerland. Florian Müller’s principal areas of work include direct investments, mergers & acquisitions, trade and dispute resolutions in connection with Switzerland and China. He has particular expertise in advising clients in all corporate matters, including M&A and private equity transactions, commercial transactions, insolvency procedures and international arbitration and mediation procedures. Florian Müller holds a Swiss master’s degree (MLaw) from the University of Lucerne and a post-graduate LL.M. (Chinese Law) from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb) and a certified and accredited mediator of the Swiss Bar Association (Mediator SBA) and the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (Mediator SCCM). Here is the link to Florian Müller’s lawyer profile.

Christian Rebell (Zurich) specialises in corporate law and M&A, financings and venture capital transactions. Christian has a strong track record of advising international clients in the acquisition of Swiss companies in a broad range of industries, the structuring and dissolution of joint ventures, corporate and financial restructurings and corporate governance matters. He also regularly advises venture capital funds on investments in tech and biotech start-ups as well as start-up companies in their fundraising and growth process. Christian also advises clients on DLT-related matters, in particular regarding the tokenization of equity securities and other assets. Christian regularly publishes in his areas of expertise and is recognised in international legal directories such as IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 in the areas of commercial, corporate and M&A law. Here is the link to Christian’s lawyer profile.

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