Marco S. Meier


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Marco S. Meier is Counsel at Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte and specializes in information and communications technology (ICT) law. He represents and advises national and international clients in all areas of technology, data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, banking and financial markets law as well as in technology-related compliance matters. As a trained computer scientist and Certified International Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E), he has extensive experience in the implementation of data protection compliance projects, both under Swiss law and under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, in software and licensing matters as well as technology and outsourcing projects in a variety of industries.

The resolution of ICT disputes as well as advice in advertising law are further focus areas of his practice. He also regularly advises national and multinational companies on IT/IP M&A transactions.

Marco S. Meier has been recognized by Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in the area of “Data Privacy and Data Protection” in 2020, 2021 and 2022. According to Legal 500, he is a “promising and dedicated associate with very good implementation and project management skills together with legal knowledge” and “excellent for getting a project done” (Legal 500 EMEA, 2020).

Professional Experience
Since 2023
Counsel, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2018 – 2022
Senior Associate/Associate, MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd., Zurich
2016 – 2016
Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd., Zurich
2014 – 2016
Junior Associate, Lustenberger Attorneys at law, Zurich
2010 – 2014
Associate Legal & Compliance, BHF-Bank Switzerland Ltd., Zurich
Legal Education / Bar Admission
Certified International Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), iapp
Admission to the Bar
University of Lucerne / UIC School of Law, Chicago, Master of Law (MLaw)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Bachelor of Science in Business Law
Swiss Federal Certificate of Proficiency (EFZ) as a computer scientist
Practice areas
  • New Technology, ICT and Data Protection
  • Distribution, Competition and Intellectual Property Law
  • General Corporate Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking and Capital Markets Law

German, English, French, Italian

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)


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