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Alexander Hofmann

Alexander Hofmann

LAUX LAWYERS AGSeegartenstrasse 2ZurichZurichSwitzerlandCH – 8008

National Leader

Switzerland - Data 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alexander Hofmann is commended for his “superb work in the cloud computing field” and is well versed in data protection law and compliance.


Alexander Hofmann is a partner at Laux Lawyers AG and advises clients in all areas of IT law. His main fields of expertise are information technology sourcing and outsourcing, digitisation, cloud computing, new technologies, information security, data law and data protection law.

Recent examples of Alexander’s experience include cloud computing migration and implementation projects for various insurance companies in Switzerland; advisory; and negotiations of IT outsourcings for Swiss banks and a Swiss branch of a foreign bank. He also led GDPR implementation projects for SMEs in the areas of rights trade and asset management, as well as for a world-leading supplier in the automotive industry.

Alexander can look back on many years of experience as an in-house counsel for IP and IT at a large international bank, and also as a lawyer for copyright, media, and general commercial and contract law. He is well versed in complex negotiations and knows the particular demands of the finance sector inside out when it comes to outsourcing and cross-border cases around data and banking secrecy. He has a mindset focused on long-term and sustainable solutions, taking into account not just the given situation but also the overall requirements of the company.

After studying law at the University of Zurich and at the University of Westminster in London, Alexander obtained a postgraduate certificate in computer and communications law at Queen Mary, University of London in 2015. He is a member of swissICT’s law committee and the digital transformation insights specialist group. He leads the legal experience exchange group of the Swiss Sourcing Group Association.

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