Ronald Kogens specialises in disruptive and new technologies and represents companies at all stages of their life cycles – from formation, business model/product structuring and fundraising through strategic transactions and public offerings.
He has a profound knowledge of technology, IP and financial market law, in particular in the legal and technical aspects of FinTech business models and the tokenisation of financial products, cloud infrastructures (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), data centers, licensing of IP rights (proprietary licenses, open source licenses such as MIT, Apache, BSD, MPL 2.0, GPL 2.0, GPL 3.0 or AGPL 3.0), software development, and forming decentralised ecosystems (decentralised, autonomous organisations or full economies) using DLT as well as blockchain technology (industry related permissioned blockchains, public-chain layer-two scaling solutions or side chains).
Ronald Kogens is also specialised in angel investor financing (seed financing), venture capital financing (series A, series B, series C and series D) and private equity financing transactions.
He joined MLL Legal in 2017 as an associate and became partner in July 2019. Before that he worked for a major global consulting firm. He was also part of the legal counsel team of a public listed pharmaceutical company at the headquarters in Switzerland and worked for its subsidiary in the United States.
Rankings & Awards
- “Ronald Kogers is a thought leader in his field. Actionable advice. Short answer times also when we have not been in touch for some time. Creative solutions.” – The Legal 500, Fintech, 2022
- Ronald Kogens is highly sought after for possessing “deep expertise in blockchain”, as well as “a very solution-oriented approach”. – WWL, Global Leader, Blockchain 2022
- “Ronald Kogens is a very solution-oriented individual who possesses deep tech understanding according to peers” – WWL, Fintech, 2021
- “Ronald Kogens has excellent knowhow in blockchain and possesses a great understanding of digital asset law and the related regulatory framework” – WWL, Blockchain, 2021
- “Ronald Kogens was knowledgeable and excellent to work with.” – Legal 500 EMEA, Fintech, 2020
- “The responsive and quick-thinking Ronald Kogens has a deep understanding of practice in his field of expertise” – Legal 500 EMEA, TMT, 2020
- “I work with Ronald Kogens. Despite his relatively young career he has a deep understanding of practice and law in his field of expertise. He is uncomplicated, responsive and quick-thinking.” – Legal 500 EMEA, TMT, 2020
Deals & Cases
- Advised SEBA Bank AG on the launching of an Exchange Traded Products Program at SIX Exchange
- Supported Binance (largest crypto/token-exchange) on offering their services into Switzerland
- Advised Microcaps on ist CHF 5m seed round
- Supported SEBA Bank AG in the sturcturing of tokenized Gold (co-ownership structure)
- Advised EOS on regulatory matters under Swiss law
- Supported the HOPR software protocoll in setting up a decentralized governance vehicle (DAO) in the form of a Swiss Association (DAA)
Education & Admission
- Chapman University, California, United States, LL.M.
- Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2012)
- University of Lucerne, MLaw
Memberships and public offices
- Capital markets and technology association (CMTA)
- Swiss Bar Association
- Zurich Bar Association
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Bitcoin Association Switzerland
“Ronald Kogens was knowledgeable and excellent to work with.”
Chambers and Partners, Global Practice Guides, Fintech 2022, 24 March 2022
MLL is a new member of the CMTA association
RFS Blockchain Forum | 29th March 2022
The Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) 2.0
MLL’s lawyers listed in Who’s Who Legal FinTech & Blockchain 2021
MLL accompanied Procivis AG in connection with the majority stake investment by Orell Füssli
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