MLL Legal announces new promotions for 2024

In line with its goal of be the Swiss Law firm of the future, MLL Legal has announced the promotion of Jacques Johner and Stefan Schröter to partner and Gabriel Meier and Jérôme Pidoux to counsel as of 1 January 2024.

New partner Jacques Johner (second from the right) joined MLL Legal as a Junior Associate in 2015 and was promoted to Associate in 2017 and Senior Associate in 2021. He is a member of the Real Estate & Construction and Dispute Resolution practice groups and works at the Geneva and Lausanne offices. Johner’s practice covers all aspects of property, construction, land and spatial planning law as well as public procurement law and other aspects of public law.

Stefan Schröter (pictured left) joined the firm in 2011 as an Associate and was promoted to Counsel in 2020. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Group and works at the Zurich office. Schröter has extensive experience in unfair competition cases as well as in the registration and enforcement of trade marks, copyrights, design rights and geographical indications. His focus is on combating product piracy and e-commerce with particular expertise in the retail, fashion, electronics, furniture, healthcare and life science sectors.

New Counsels

Gabriel Meier (pictured right) joined MLL Legal as a Senior Associate in July 2022. He is a member of the Corporate and M&A practice group and works at the Zurich office. Meier specialises in general corporate law, the sale and acquisition of companies and the structuring of joint ventures. He is particularly interested in legal issues in the field of artificial intelligence. He also advises clients on labour law issues and has extensive experience in drafting commercial contracts such as manufacturing and distribution agreements.

Jérôme Pidoux (second from the left) joined the firm as an Associate in 2014 and is a member of the Banking & Finance and Corporate and M&A practice groups. He is based at the Zurich office. Pidoux’s practice focuses on transaction advisory and regulatory matters. He regularly advises clients on M&A and financing transactions. He also advises asset managers, collective investment schemes and other financial institutions on their activities in Switzerland, their authorisation requirements and the offering of financial instruments and services.