David Vasella is revered as the “go-to person for data protection”, with a wealth of experience in compliance matters.
David Vasella is partner in the information technology, intellectual property and competition team. He advises and represents companies on all questions of information and technology law. He specialises in data protection, intellectual property and contract law, especially in connection with the monetisation of data and the digitisation of business processes, and supports in data protection law compliance. He regularly gives talks and publishes in his fields of expertise.
After studying law at the University of Fribourg (licentiate degree 2002), he became a member of the Bar association in Zurich in 2004 and received his doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2011 in the field of capital market and unfair trading practice law (summa cum laude; awarded the Professor Walther Hug Prize and Issekutz Prize). David Vasella has a teaching mandate at the University of Zurich and is co-editor of digma (Journal for Data Law and Information Security), swissblawg (the biggest legal blog in Switzerland) and datenrecht.ch (a platform on data law). He is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E). Before joining our firm, David Vasella worked at a large business law firm in Zurich for a number of years.
David Vasella speaks German and English. He is registered in the Zurich Bar Registry.
With around 230 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.