In this chapter, we recognise 52 practitioners for their outstanding skill and experience advising domestic and international clients on a host of IP, trademark and copyright proceedings in the digital sector, as well as on privacy and data regulations, cybersecurity and e-commerce matters.
Most highly regarded
Walder Wyss receives an impressive six listings here.
Jürg Schneider is a “talented data professional” according to peers who admire his “very robust Swiss and international practice in information technology, data protection and outsourcing”.
David Vasella comes “highly recommended” by sources who consider him to be a “star in the data privacy area”.
Mark Reutter is celebrated as a “brilliant IT attorney and negotiator” thanks to his “strong dogmatic-foundational legal skills and ability to maintain them in an innovative, changing area of the law like IT”.
Michael Isler is a first-class data lawyer who is “very well regarded for his practice in the IT outsourcing area”.
Hans Rudolf Trüeb is recognised as “one of the leading practitioners in the area of IT sourcing” whose practice has a “strong focus on public procurement”.
Didier Sangiorgio is “renowned” as “one of the top tech lawyers in Switzerland” with “huge experience in large-scale outsourcing deals”.
Homburger sees three lawyers listed.
Luca Dal Molin is a “very smart practitioner” with “strong skills in IT, data privacy and IP matters”.
Georg Rauber is “excellent for IT disputes” and is highly commended for his “pragmatic and collaborative approach to proceedings”.
Gregor Bühler is hailed as "one of the most prominent practitioners in the area of IT law" thanks to his "impressive technical understanding".
Schellenberg Wittmer is home to three individuals noted in this chapter.
Roland Mathys is an “excellent lawyer” with a “strong reputation in the market as a highly experienced partner in ICT law”.
Samuel Klaus stands out among peers as a “very smart and well-regarded practitioner” who is “highly active in the field of new technologies, such as AI”.
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is highly sought after by clients in the life sciences sector for her remarkable expertise in IP and data protection issues.
Clara-Ann Gordon at Niederer Kraft Frey is highlighted as “a leading practitioner” who is “extremely efficient and provides business-oriented solutions”. One source adds, “She is a top deal maker.”
VISCHER’s Rolf Auf der Maur is “very well known in the IT arena” and possesses considerable expertise in broadcasting and entertainment law.
David Rosenthal is rated as “one of the most prominent practitioners focusing on data privacy in Switzerland”, with one peer identifying him as “the best data protection expert there is”.
Ursula Widmer of Dr Widmer & Partners wins notable praise as “one of the most renowned IT and data privacy practitioners in the country”.
At Probst Partner, Julia Bhend enjoys a “stellar reputation for data protection”, earning acclaim as an “excellent choice for clients, and particularly for start-ups”.
The “brilliant” Christian Laux of Laux Lawyers is “definitely a leading practitioner” according to impressed peers who compliment his “immense know-how and excellent technical understanding”.
Froriep’s Nicola Benz is a “highly intelligent” and “vastly experienced technology specialist” who excels at the cutting edge of data security, privacy and IT issues.
Alexander Schmid of epartners Attorneys-at-Law possesses “a wealth of experience and skills” and is considered to be a “great IT negotiator with a hands-on approach”.
At Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Lukas Bühlmann is recognised as “very present in the IT market” thanks to his experience handling complex data privacy and protection issues.
Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler of Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler Rechtsanwalt is heralded as “one of the superstars of the IT and data privacy space”. He is highlighted as a “top choice for IT matters with tremendous in-house experience and rare specialist knowledge of open source projects”.
At de la cruz beranek Attorneys-at-law, Carmen De la Cruz is an acclaimed data lawyer who stands out for her “impressive technical and business understanding”.
Nicole Beranek Zanon is revered for her expertise in data privacy matters and is highly esteemed for her “thorough understanding of complex technical details”.
Peter Neuenschwander at Suffert Neuenschwander & Partner is a prominent figure in the market who excels in large-scale outsourcing and cloud-related projects.
Bär & Karrer’s Michele Bernasconi is a distinguished name among peers thanks to his immense experience advising clients in the telecoms industry.
Rolf Weber of Bratschi is an established name with profound expertise across the full spectrum of IT and telecommunications law issues.
At Arioli Law, Martina Arioli continues to impress sources with her “superb negotiation skills” and vast experience in IT outsourcing transactions.
The “outstanding” Wolfgang Straub of Krneta Advokatur Notariat has a “fantastic reputation” thanks to his “in-depth technical understanding” and profound knowledge of Swiss IT law.