Dr Marcel Meinhardt is a leading expert in competition law and is renowned for his broad, first-rate practice. He specialises in all areas of Swiss and European merger control work and competition law, particularly in the postal services, insurance, banking, motor-car, energy, media, retail, construction, pharma, ticketing and IT. Marcel Meinhardt also advises on regulatory issues in connection with the electricity and gas industry. He has been responsible for a large number of merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission and co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Marcel Meinhardt advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted in high-profile cases on alleged abuses of dominant positions, vertical restraints and cartels. He heads the Competition and Regulated Market practice group of Lenz & Staehelin.
Marcel Meinhardt is a board member of the Swiss Association for Competition Law (Swiss member of the International League of Competition Law). He is also a regular speaker at Swiss and international competition law conferences.
Marcel Meinhardt holds a law degree from the University of St Gallen (1990), an LLM from the New York University School of Law (1994) and an LLM from the College of Europe (1995). He completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich (1996). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1992), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1996, and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks German, English and French.
Marcel Meinhardt is a member of the following professional associations: the Swiss Association for Competition Law (ASAS), the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.
WWL says: Corporate counsel commend Meinhardt's “ability to analyse complex circumstances and provide advice on both the legal and business aspects”.
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