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Senior Associate Promotions Q1 2023: 8 associates have stepped up the MLL Legal career ladder

We are very pleased to announce that Daniel Donauer, Philipp Falk, Alexandre Fokiadès, Yannik Hässig, Matthias Leemann, Michael Schüepp, Andrea Viest and Stefan Wandel have been promoted to Senior Associates. We are proud to offer our young associates a career path that values and develops their great talents. In return, we are full of appreciation for the impressive level of dedication and expertise they give back to MLL Legal. Our new Senior Associates are no exception, so congratulations to each one of them on this important achievement!

Daniel Donauer practises in our Product Regulation, Intellectual Property and Litigation & Arbitration groups. He focuses on regulatory issues and advises clients in the fields of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foodstuffs and controlled substances.

Simon Holzer, Partner and Co-Head Product Regulation, says:

“Daniel Donauer is an expert in product regulation. In addition to his vast experience in advising companies in the fields of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics and controlled substances, he also has an impressive list of publications and regularly publishes highly regarded articles in his field of expertise.”

Philipp Falk works in our Corporate and M&A team. His main areas of practice include corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions and real estate & construction.

Andrea Sieber, Partner and Co-Head Corporate & M&A, says:

“We are very proud that Philipp has been promoted to Senior Associate. Philipp has started working with us as a trainee many years ago and has become a great asset to our Corporate and M&A team since then. In all these years, he also contributed a lot to our firm’s culture with his loyalty, his team spirit and great work attitude.”

Alexandre Fokiadès is a member of our Private Clients group. His expertise includes complex cross-border inheritance disputes, estate planning and immigration law.

Patricia Guerra, Partner and Co-Head Private Clients, says:

“I have had the pleasure of having the support of Alexandre in several court matters in the Romandie regarding estates and executors. Alexandre was always proactive, focused and took care of the matters professionally, independently and enthusiastically. His work was praised by our clients. Alexandre is an extremely valuable team member.”

Yannik Hässig‘s practice focuses on international and domestic corporate and commercial Litigation & Arbitration, including attachment, enforcement and international legal assistance proceedings.

Sabina Schellenberg, Partner and Co-Head Insolvency and Restructuring, says:

“Yannik is a brilliant lawyer, and it is a real pleasure working with him. With his profound knowledge, creativity, and strategic approaches, he is a big asset to the litigation and the insolvency team. We are very proud of his promotion to Senior Associate.”

Matthias Leemann is part of our Dispute Resolution group. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border litigation as well as international and domestic arbitration.

Marcel Steinegger, Partner and Co-Head Dispute Resolution, says:

“The entire Litigation/Arbitration team appreciates Matthias Leemann’s always great commitment. He is a reliable team player and great litigator. It was therefore only a matter of time that he was promoted to Senior Associate. We are very pleased with Matthias on his promotion.”

Michael Schüepp supports our ICT & Digital group and has wide-ranging experience in legal matters regarding the design and implementation of internet and e-commerce activities.

Lukas Bühlmann, Partner and Co-Head ICT & Digital, says:

“Michael has started to gain his great expertise in digital and e-commerce matters well before his bar admission when he started working for our team as a student and trainee. His deep knowledge, dedication and loyalty make this promotion very well deserved!”

Andrea Viest‘s practice focuses on Corporate and M&A and includes employment law, general contract law and the support of technology-based projects, in particular in the field of Blockchain/DLT.

Alexander Vogel, Partner and Co-Head Corporate and M&A, says:

“Andrea is highly appreciated among colleagues and clients. She is a very big support for our practice group Corporate/M&A as well as a valuable team member of the firm. We are very happy that she has been promoted to Senior Associate and are looking forward to many more milestones that we can achieve together.”

Stefan Wandel is a member of our Banking & Finance department, focussing on Swiss and international banking, insurance and financial market laws as well as corporate and commercial matters.

Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler, Partner and Co-Head Banking & Finance, says:

“It is great to have Stefan aboard. He has a great knowledge of financial regulation, in particular the international regulatory frameworks, which is of exceptional value in all crossborder situations.”

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