An innovation-minded and practical lawyer.
Anina is the ideal lawyer for clients who want to be legally protected and at the same time receive practical advice. Her focus is on new technologies, software and other legal issues of innovative growth companies. Anina also has extensive experience in the area of compliance.
Before joining Lex Futura, Anina worked for several years in a legal in-house position of a research institute of the ETH domain in Zurich, where she was able to combine her legal expertise with her enthusiasm for innovation. She is well versed in the areas of technology transfer, licensing agreements, software protection and founding of spin-offs. Furthermore, Anina has broad experience in the area of compliance, e.g. through the management of an internal ethics committee. Due to her close cooperation with industrial and service companies, Anina knows about the practical problems in everyday business. She always likes to look beyond the legal horizon in order to be able to advise companies in the best possible way.
A lawyer with business acumen.
Alain is a co-founder of Lex Futura. His vision as co-founder and his motiviation in his daily work are the same: to help companies discover legal opportunities, develop business strategies at the crossroads between business, technology and law and support his customers in achieving the unexpected.
As a lawyer and notary, Alain specializes mainly in Growth Companies and the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors. With an MBA from the London Business School, Alain works hand in hand with his customers. Alain is always looking for practical and scalable solutions without unnecessary compliance with the status quo.
- 2016: Master of Business Administration (MBA) at London Business School
- 2012: Civil Law Notary Licence (Luzern)
- 2011: Swiss Bar Exam (Zurich)
- 2012: MLaw, University of Lucerne and Wolllongong, Australia (summa cum laude)
- 2008: CAS in Financial Markets (University Basel and Zürich)
- 2007: BLaw, University of Lucerne (magna cum laude)
A problem-solver with an international outlook.
Nino is a partner at Lex Futura and focuses his practice on providing clients with comprehensive dispute management advice and litigation before arbitration and state courts.
As a certified business mediator, he always keeps an eye on a fast and amicable resolution of his clients' disputes. Nevertheless, he is not afraid to bring a matter to court and to carry it through to the end. He regularly appears before Swiss courts of all instances (District Courts, Zurich Commercial Court, Supreme Court of Switzerland) as well as before arbitral tribunals.
- 2018: LL.M. in International Law, University of Cambridge
- 2018: Bar transfer test for admission to the bar of England & Wales, BPP Law School, London
- 2017: Accredited commercial mediator, CEDR, London
- 2017: Bar transfer test for admission to the bar of Germany, Landesjustizprüfungsamt Stuttgart
- 2017: PhD in Law, University of Fribourg (summa cum laude, Joseph Vigener Preis)
- 2014: Swiss Bar Admission (Zurich)
- 2012: MLaw, University of Fribourg (summa cum laude)
- 2011: Certificate in Transnational Legal Studies, Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London
- 2010: BLaw, University of Fribourg (summa cum laude, bilingual French/German)
A lawyer for doers.
Simon is a founding partner of Lex Futura and advises companies - particularly in the technology sector - in all legal matters. He combines his experience gained at leading law firms and inhouse position to create added value for every project. Pragmatic, team-oriented, hands-on, but still deploying utmost precision, this is how Simon works in practice.
Prior to founding Lex Futura, Simon was a Senior Associate in the IT/Communications Group at the global law firm Baker McKenzie. In this function, he advised global and domestic clients mainly on large software transactions, data protection programs and telecommunications law.
Enthusiastic about technology and law.
Michael is a Junior Associate at Lex Futura and studied law at the University of Lucerne.
He is particularly interested in the interface between law and technology. During his studies, he focused on these topics and acquired the Master's profile "Law, Technology and Sustainability". During an exchange semester at the Singapore Management University (SMU) he has deepened his knowledge of technical-legal issues.
Joëlle is a Junior Associate at Lex Futura and is studying law for her Master's degree at the University of Lucerne. She grew up in France and Germany and has spent time abroad in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.
She is particularly interested in commercial law issues - especially with an international focus. During her studies she was engaged in university associations such as the Model United Nations and the European Law Students' Association (ELSA). Furthermore, she participated in numerous international conferences and summer schools, where she acquired additional knowledge on topics such as IT law, intellectual property law and international investments.