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WWL Ranking: Recommended
Data - Data Security 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Isler is a “tremendously knowledgeable all-rounder with experience working across a multitude of industries” on complex data security issues.

Biography

Michael Isler is a partner and serves on the management board of Walder Wyss, practising in the firm’s Zurich office in the fields of ICT, intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing, life sciences and healthcare, outsourcing and data protection.

Having previously worked for a global telecoms infrastructure and service provider, Mr Isler has many years of practical experience in the area of information and communication technology. He regularly advises clients in complex technology-related transactions, with a particular affinity for regulated markets, and is recognised as an experienced litigator in intellectual property disputes. He counsels in German and English, but also speaks French and Dutch.

As an active member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), Mr Isler has been appointed vice chair of the intellectual property committee as well as local representative for Switzerland, and serves as a frequent speaker at international conferences.

He was educated at the Universities of Zurich (magna cum laude) and Louvain and also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Lucerne. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. Before joining Walder Wyss, he worked as an attorney at another domestic law firm.

With around 240 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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Data 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Isler is a first-class data lawyer who is “very well regarded for his practice in the IT outsourcing area”.

Biography

Michael Isler is a partner and serves on the management board of Walder Wyss, practising in the firm’s Zurich office in the fields of ICT, intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing, life sciences and healthcare, outsourcing and data protection.

Having previously worked for a global telecoms infrastructure and service provider, Mr Isler has many years of practical experience in the area of information and communication technology. He regularly advises clients in complex technology-related transactions, with a particular affinity for regulated markets, and is recognised as an experienced litigator in intellectual property disputes. He counsels in German and English, but also speaks French and Dutch.

As an active member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), Mr Isler has been appointed vice chair of the intellectual property committee as well as local representative for Switzerland, and serves as a frequent speaker at international conferences.

He was educated at the Universities of Zurich (magna cum laude) and Louvain and also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Lucerne. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. Before joining Walder Wyss, he worked as an attorney at another domestic law firm.

With around 240 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.

Switzerland - Life Sciences 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Isler is a “highly recommended” practitioner who is “very active in this field” and is well respected for his excellence in IP matters across the life sciences sector.

Biography

Michael Isler is a partner and serves on the management board of Walder Wyss, practising in the firm’s Zurich office in the fields of ICT, intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing, life sciences and healthcare, outsourcing and data protection.

Having previously worked for a global telecoms infrastructure and service provider, Mr Isler has many years of practical experience in the area of information and communication technology. He regularly advises clients in complex technology-related transactions, with a particular affinity for regulated markets, and is recognised as an experienced litigator in intellectual property disputes. He counsels in German and English, but also speaks French and Dutch.

As an active member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), Mr Isler has been appointed vice chair of the intellectual property committee as well as local representative for Switzerland, and serves as a frequent speaker at international conferences.

He was educated at the Universities of Zurich (magna cum laude) and Louvain and also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Lucerne. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. Before joining Walder Wyss, he worked as an attorney at another domestic law firm.

With around 240 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.

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