Our Team

Christian Meisser (Legal Counsel, lic. iur., MBA)

Christian is our CEO and responsible for the legal service delivery.
Having worked at some of the world’s top law firms, he knows the traditional legal service model from the inside. Equipped with a strong sense of business fundamentals and an understanding of the power of technology, he is passionate about creating new legal solutions that add value to businesses and society as a whole.
Christian draws his inspiration from nature, preferably on a board in the Swiss Alps or the Atlantic Ocean.

Kurt Krautheim (Legal Counsel, New York)

Kurt Krautheim is a New York trained lawyer with considerable experience advising startup and early stage companies as well as established businesses on contracts, employment, regulatory, and corporate matters. As an entrepreneur himself, Kurt is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and recognizes that every enterprise has its own individualized needs and objectives. To that end, he strives to provide clients with a personalized approach which addresses the risks inherent to entrepreneurship. Before entering private practice, Kurt worked for a complex litigation firm, assisting with class actions and commercial disputes in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey, California, and Florida. Through his litigation experience, Kurt has developed a strong understanding of the reasons why disputes arise and how they can be avoided through early intervention. He works with domestic and international companies to identify key areas where litigation risk is high and develop practical strategies to mitigate or eliminate those risks. These strategies often include the design and implementation of effective employment and compliance policies, internal controls, and documentation procedures. In his life prior to becoming a lawyer, Kurt served as adjunct professor of piano at a Florida college. He is a classically trained pianist and avid jazz fan.

Education and Professional Activities

    • Kurt obtained his BA from Florida State University and his JD from Seton Hall University School of Law
    • He is admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts in New York


Martin Monsch (Dr. iur., Legal Counsel)

Martin specializes in capital markets, contract and corporate law, with special focus on areas where IT and financial markets law intersect.

Fueled by a keen interest in the automation of financial and legal services, Martin seeks to create innovative solutions for his clients to improve their competitive standing and efficiency—as well as the efficiency of surrounding markets.

Before joining LEXR, Martin worked for multiple renowned law firms. He has also acted as academic assistant to Professor von der Crone at the University of Zurich and auditor for the Zurich District Court. His PhD thesis on regulatory aspects of high-frequency trading earned him the Issekutz Award, and he concluded both his studies and the bar exam with highest honors.

In his free time, Martin gains inspiration from nature and studying the implications of artificial intelligence on society. He also enjoys writing and is currently working on a novel.

Rita Zihlmann (Legal Counsel, lic.iur., LL.M. International Business Law)

Rita is a corporate lawyer and passionate negotiator of complex contracts with many years of experience in the technology industry, especially in information technology.
Rita builds bridges between legal and regulatory frameworks and business outcomes, and ultimately contributes actively to joint and outstanding achievements. Drafted and negotiated numerous large and complex technology contracts and understands the correlation and dependencies of precision, quality, time criticality and operational and legal risks very well.
In addition to solid IT and technology law knowledge, Rita is reliable, dedicated, flexible and passionate about her profession. She is an analytically, pragmatically and holistically thinking problem solver, hands-on and a doer, who puts customers’ needs and expectations first.
Rita is inspired by the elements of air, earth and water when flying a single-engine aircraft, cycling in the Alps and diving in tropical waters.

Martin Gajdos (Legal Assistent)
In the role of an assistant Martin takes care of various processes to ensure delivering high quality legal output. Other than that, he helps standardizing documents & structuring legal products of the future.
Daniel Wuenn (Legal Assistent)
To get legal services to a new level, Daniel is constantly working on improving efficiency through the use of the latest technologies. He is delighted to offer clients state-of-the-art legal consulting as part of the LEXR team.

On a mission to change legal services.

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