Nicole Beranek Zanon is a founding partner with de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd, a corporate law firm focused on IT, information and communication law including but not limited to licensing, outsourcing, infrastructure and related services as well as data protection.
Nicole worked for many years as in-house counsel for the leading domain name registry for .ch and the National Research and Education Network (NREN). As general counsel in the area of domain names, she supported regulatory issues as well as working in NREN infrastructure, service and all kinds of corporate law. She advises her clients in the fields of information and communications law, intellectual property law, data protection law and, in particular, IT security and all related matters. As a notary public, Nicole advises her clients in transactions in the fields of information and communication technology and the establishment of start-ups.
Within her practice, she has been an active member of different practice groups on technology matters where new legalisation on telecommunication and information law are developed. Nicole is an active board member of EuroCloud Swiss and Cloud Security Alliance’s Switzerland chapter. Furthermore she is an active member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and a member of the Swiss Telecommunications Association. She is also a member of the board of alternative dispute resolution on rent issues in the Canton of Zug.
Nicole graduated from the University of Fribourg (with a special degree in European law/ German and French). She is a registered notary public of the Canton of Zug and admitted to the Bar. Furthermore, Nicole holds an excecutive MBA degree from the University of St Gallen.
Nicole lectures as a specialist on information technology law and compliance at various universities, such as the University of Applied Science and Arts Northern Switzerland, Zurich University of Applied Science and the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law at the University of St Gallen.
de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd is one of the leading IT boutique law firms in Switzerland. With its strong focus on legal and regulatory matters in the fields of information technology de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd is linked to the industry not only by giving legal advice but also by supporting based on specific education also in the matters of information technology. All partners of de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd have long-term experience as in-house counsel and support customers on legal matters covering in-house needs and requests.
WWL says: Nicole Beranek Zanon is "very good with clients and appreciates commercial interests."
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