Marcel Meinhardt

Partner, Head of Competition
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Dr. Marcel Meinhardt is a leading expert in competition law and is renowned for his broad, first-rate practice. He specializes 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 numerous phase I and many phase II 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 was distinguished "Lawyer of the year 2021" by Best Lawyers in the category of Antitrust/Competition Law. In 2020 he was honoured with the Client Choice Award in the category Competition & Antitrust Switzerland. Chambers and Partners recognize Marcel Meinhardt since many years as a leading lawyer in the field of Competition/Antitrust. Legal 500 lists him in its "Legal 500 Hall of Fame" ranking as one of only four Swiss Competition lawyers who has received constant praise by his clients for continued excellence and for being "at the pinnacle of the profession".

Practice Area
Competition, General Contract and Corporate, Energy and Regulated Markets, Litigation, Public Procurement, Telecoms & Media, Internal Investigations
German, English, French
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He is probably one of the most competent specialists for competition and antitrust law in Switzerland.
Legal 500, 2020
Marcel Meinhardt is just brilliant. Collaboration with him is a pleasure.
Legal 500, 2020
He is very good at managing the whole case on behalf of the client.
Chambers, 2020
Highly qualified, quick, technically and socially competent, co-operative, engaged
Legal 500, 2020
A 'go-to lawyer' and 'excellent communicator'.
Who's Who Legal, 2020
Very quick and smart thinker with great analytical skills
Client Choice, 2020
Fantastic and brilliant lawyer
Chambers, 2019/2018
Results-focused and highly knowledgeable
Legal 500, 2019