Roland Mathys

Roland Mathys
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5252
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Data: Information Technology

Roland Mathys is partner in Zurich and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology group (ICT). In ICT, he often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT). Data protection, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Roland Mathys regularly publishes on ICT law and frequently speaks at international and national conferences on emerging legal issues in technology. He is a member of several ICT focused professional associations such as the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS), the Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property (INGRES), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI). He serves as a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and as an expert to the ICT conflict resolution institution SGOA. In addition, he acts as a director of ITechLaw, as an officer of the IBA technology committee, as a co-chair of the ITechLaw technology sourcing committee and as a co-chair of the law committee of Swiss ICT, the leading Swiss organisation of ICT professionals.

Roland graduated in business administration and computer science from the University of Zurich (lic oec publ/MA, 1994) and in law (summa cum laude) from Basel University (lic iur/MLaw, 1998). In 2003, he earned an LLM in ICT law from the London School of Economics. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2014, Roland Mathys worked as a partner and head of the ICT, IP and competition practice teams at another major Swiss business law firm in Basel.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Roland Mathys garners plaudits for his IT and IP practice and is praised by sources for his "ability to grasp both the technical as well as legal side of complex cases".

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Who's Who Legal Switzerland - TMT

Roland Mathys is head of Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology (ICT) group. In ICT law, he often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT, or AI). Data protection, both under Swiss law and in relation to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Some recent examples of Roland's expertise in TMT include:

- Advising Schindler in a large compliance project related to the outsourcing of Schindler's IT infrastructure to an external service provider, including the analysis of more than 200 software license contracts;

- Advising Manor Group and Maus Frères Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection including drafting relevant contracts and conducting negotiation with the vendors to purchase a new IT platform;

- Counsel to Bayer, one of the world's largest life sciences companies, for matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector, both under the GDPR and Swiss law.

Roland is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in TMT. Chambers and Partners say Roland is "well regarded for outsourcing and technology projects, as well as technology compliance matters” and “has a strong reputation for advising clients from the financial and life sciences sectors on IP protection, data protection and cyber-crime". Clients stress that he is "very available, a nice person to deal with and willing to find pragmatic solutions". The Legal 500 lists Roland as a "leading individual" in TMT. Who's Who Legal comments that Roland is renowned for his “hands-on approach” and “in-depth knowledge of TMT matters”.

Roland regularly publishes in the field of ICT law, and frequently speaks at international and national conferences on emerging legal issues in technology. He is a member of several ICT-focused professional associations, such as the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Swiss Forum for Communication Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS) and the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI). Roland serves as a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is panelled as a mediator and arbitrator by the Foundation for Experts in ICT conflict management (SGOA). He also acts as a director of ITechLaw and vice-chair of ITechLaw's technology sourcing committee, an officer of the IBA technology committee and a co-chair of the law committee of Swiss ICT, the leading Swiss organisation of ICT professionals.

Roland graduated in business administration and computer science from the University of Zurich (MA, 1994) and in law (summa cum laude) from Basel University (lic iur, 1998). In 2003, he earned an LLM in ICT law from the London School of Economics. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2014, Roland Mathys worked as a partner and head of the ICT and IP practice team at another major Swiss business law firm in Basel.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction,  dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property, information and communication technology, life sciences, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Roland Mathys is an outstanding practitioner who is noted by sources for his expansive insight into issues including technology compliance, emerging technologies and software development.

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Who's Who Legal Data: Data Privacy and Protection

Roland Mathys is partner in Zurich and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology group (ICT). In ICT, he often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT). Data protection, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Roland Mathys regularly publishes on ICT law and frequently speaks at international and national conferences on emerging legal issues in technology. He is a member of several ICT focused professional associations such as the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS), the Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property (INGRES), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI). He serves as a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and as an expert to the ICT conflict resolution institution SGOA. In addition, he acts as a director of ITechLaw, as an officer of the IBA technology committee, as a co-chair of the ITechLaw technology sourcing committee and as a co-chair of the law committee of Swiss ICT, the leading Swiss organisation of ICT professionals.

Roland graduated in business administration and computer science from the University of Zurich (lic oec publ/MA, 1994) and in law (summa cum laude) from Basel University (lic iur/MLaw, 1998). In 2003, he earned an LLM in ICT law from the London School of Economics. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2014, Roland Mathys worked as a partner and head of the ICT, IP and competition practice teams at another major Swiss business law firm in Basel.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Roland Mathys is highly regarded as "a great guy" for data protection strategy and compliance.

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Who's Who Legal Data: Data Security

Roland Mathys is partner in Zurich and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology group (ICT). In ICT, he often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT). Data protection, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Roland Mathys regularly publishes on ICT law and frequently speaks at international and national conferences on emerging legal issues in technology. He is a member of several ICT focused professional associations such as the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS), the Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property (INGRES), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI). He serves as a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and as an expert to the ICT conflict resolution institution SGOA. In addition, he acts as a director of ITechLaw, as an officer of the IBA technology committee, as a co-chair of the ITechLaw technology sourcing committee and as a co-chair of the law committee of Swiss ICT, the leading Swiss organisation of ICT professionals.

Roland graduated in business administration and computer science from the University of Zurich (lic oec publ/MA, 1994) and in law (summa cum laude) from Basel University (lic iur/MLaw, 1998). In 2003, he earned an LLM in ICT law from the London School of Economics. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2014, Roland Mathys worked as a partner and head of the ICT, IP and competition practice teams at another major Swiss business law firm in Basel.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Roland Mathys impresses peers with “his vast practical and case experience and a technical background, which makes him a great source for all data protection, privacy and security related matters".

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