New members have joined the INPLP: Lukas Bühlmann and Michael Reinle (Switzerland)


MLL Legal Ltd is a leading Swiss law firm with a history that dates back to 1885. The firm has grown both organically and by means of strategic mergers, the latest of which took place on 1st July 2021 between Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and FRORIEP. The merger establishes MLL Legal, a combined new entity as one of the largest commercial law firms in Switzerland with 155 lawyers in 4 offices in Switzerland and 2 offices abroad, in London and Madrid serving clients seeking Swiss law advice. The firm has a strong international profile and brings together recognised leadership and expertise in all areas of law affecting commerce today, with a focus on high-tech, innovative and regulated sectors. The firm's ICT & Digital team co-headed by Lukas Bühlmann has been recognised as a first tier practice for Data Protection and TMT matters by Legal500 as well as Chambers.

Lukas Bühlmann is an experienced partner at the firm and co-heads the firm's Digital, Data Privacy, and E-Commerce Group. Renowned for his expertise in the digital and internet economy, Lukas specializes in advising and representing a diverse clientele ranging from Swiss and international entities in the internet and e-commerce sector to major players in health, tourism, and public transport.

His extensive experience encompasses advising on e-commerce regulation, data protection & commercialisation, advertising as well as AI regulation and IT & software projects. His practice is notably strong in international and cross-border digital business and the intricate interplay between competition law and digital commerce. Lukas excels in sectors like luxury goods, new technology, advertising, media, tourism, and retail. Fluent in German, English, and French, he brings a global perspective to his practice.

Michael Reinle is a member of the firm’s IT, Data Privacy & E-Commerce practice group. He focuses on data protection, IT as well as technology law. Michael Reinle also has broad experience in regulatory matters concerning foodstuff, consumer goods, and medical devices. He further advises and represents clients from a broad range of industries in intellectual property, unfair competition and advertising law matters. He is fluent in German, English, French and is conversant in Spanish.

He was a member of the AIPPI standing committee on trademarks (Q212) and worked in various AIPPI national study groups, such as the study group on intellectual property rights and license contracts in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings as well as in the one on copyright in artificially generated works. Furthermore, Michael Reinle regularly acts as a speaker in his fields of expertise.

Switzerland, officially known as the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country situated in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is a federal republic comprised of 26 cantons, each with a significant degree of autonomy. The country is known for its efficient governance, multicultural society, and multilingual population, with four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romans.

What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.