Marcel Meinhardt

Marcel Meinhardt

Lenz & Staehelin

Recognized since 2010

Zürich, Switzerland

Practice Areas

Antitrust/Competition Law

Energy Law

Regulatory Practice

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Dr. Marcel Meinhardt is a partner and leading expert in competition law. Based at our firm’s Zurich office, he heads up the Competition and Regulated Market practice group and specialises in all areas of Swiss and European merger control work and competition law. His practice spans sectors including postal services, insurance, banking, automotive, green energy, media, retail, construction, pharma, ticketing and IT. He also advises on regulatory issues in the electricity, environmental and gas industries. Over the years, Marcel has acted in many high profile cases including numerous phase I and phase II merger notifications to the Swiss Competition Commission – most recently in the context of infrastructure joint ventures in the electric car industry. He has also co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings.

Marcel was named "Lawyer of the Year – Competition & Antitrust" at the Legalcommunity Awards Switzerland 2023. He was elected as one of Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2022, which lists independently rated lawyers. He was recognised 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 awarded the Client Choice Award in the category Competition & Antitrust Switzerland. He has also been recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in the field of Competition/Antitrust. Marcel is listed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame as one of only four Swiss Competition lawyers to have received constant praise by clients for continued excellence and for reaching 'the pinnacle of the profession'. In Chambers 2021, he was listed as an outstanding practitioner with market-leading expertise.

  • Brandschenkestrasse 24
    Z├╝rich 8027
  • German
  • English
  • French
Bar Admissions
  • Switzerland, Swiss bar, 1992

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Antitrust/Competition Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Antitrust/Competition Law, Zürich, Switzerland (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2025 for work in:
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Energy Law
  • Regulatory Practice

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