Nicola Benz
Nicola Benz

Nicola Benz

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 04 90
nicola.benz@mll-legal.com

Profile

Nicola Benz’s practice is focused on technology and life sciences transactions. She assists technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to established players, as well as investors, suppliers and customers across a broad range of industries and sectors.

Nicola Benz’s expertise covers outsourcing, licensing, joint ventures and collaborations and associated intellectual property issues. She also has considerable experience advising on all types of commercial contracts, competition and regulatory issues and data protection.

Nicola Benz is recognised as a globally leading patent and technology licensing lawyer, as well as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property.





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Rankings & Awards

Chambers Europe 2022 Nicola BenzWTR 1000 2022 - Nicola BenzWWL Thought Leader Switzerland 2021
  • “Personable and charming, she has gained a loyal following in the technology and life sciences industries” – World Trademark Review, 2022
  • Nicola Benz frequently assists with domestic and cross-border trade mark disputes, enforcement of trade mark rights, trade mark portfolio advice and regulatory matters. One satisfied client remarks that she is “really reliable and present with great experience” – Chambers and Partners Europe, IP, 2021
  • Nicola Benz is frequently instructed on cybersecurity and software development projects. She is praised by sources for her experience in IT and data privacy – Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT, 2021
  • “Nicola Benz is very easily approachable, excellent understanding of commercial factors, experienced in her field, quick response times, capability for different fee arrangements, straight forward approach to the problems, easy to work with and talk to – even in respect to sensitive matters and client relationships” – Legal 500 EMEA, Data Privacy and Data Protection, 2021
  • “Fast, pragmatic, solution-oriented consulting” – Legal 500 EMEA, TMT, 2021
  • Can do attitude; the team identifies the goal and proposes solutions instead of problems. Good at recognising my goals, rather than just analysing processes” – Legal 500 EMEA, TMT, 2021

Education & Admission

  • Recognition of qualification in Switzerland (2005)
  • Admitted to the Scots Bar (1998)
  • University of Edinburgh, LLB Hons

Memberships and public offices

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw)

Languages

  • German
  • English

Nicola Benz is frequently instructed on cybersecurity and software development projects. She is praised by sources for her experience in IT and data privacy - Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT, 2021

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