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, green energy, media, retail, construction, pharma, ticketing and IT. Marcel Meinhardt also advises on regulatory issues in connection with the electricity, environmental and gas industry. He has been responsible for numerous phase I and many phase II merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission, most recently in the context of infrastructure joint ventures in the electric car industry, and co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Marcel Meinhardt has acted in many high profile and leading cases. He heads the Competition and Regulated Market practice group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Marcel Meinhardt was named "Lawyer of the Year – Competition & Antitrust" at the Legalcommunity Awards Switzerland 2023. He has been elected as one of "Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2022", which lists independently rated lawyers. He was distinguished again as "Lawyer of the year 2022" by Best Lawyers in the categories of Antitrust/Competition Law, Energy Law and Regulatory Practice. 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", and Chambers 2021 qualifies him as an outstanding practitioner with market-leading expertise.

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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Marcel Meinhardt is extremely bright, smart, fast, clever, strategy-oriented. He has huge know-how and experience – genial.
Legal 500, 2021
He is a very quick and smart thinker; he is pragmatic and thorough.
Chambers, 2021
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