Switzerland: TMT 2018

In this chapter we recognise 45 leading lawyers who stand out for their exceptional work handling sector-related regulatory and compliance matters, dispute resolution, content rights and related M&A, outsourcing and licensing deals, data protection and e-commerce. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jürg Schneider Walder Wyss Ltd, Zurich
2. Clara-Ann Gordon Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd, Zurich
3. Roland Mathys Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich
4. Ursula Widmer Dr Widmer & Partners, Attorneys-At-Law, Bern
5. Carmen De la Cruz de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd, Zug
6. David Rosenthal Homburger AG, Zurich
7. Lukas Morscher Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich
8. Hans Rudolf Trüeb Walder Wyss Ltd, Zurich

 WALDER WYSS demonstrates its prominent position in the Swiss market with six practitioners highlighted in this chapter.
Jürg Schneider is the foremost TMT lawyer in the country. He draws high praise for his outstanding work in the field, most notably when it comes to complex data protection, e-commerce and information security matters.
Hans Rudolf Trüeb is “a star in the field” who is highly regarded by respondents for his “pragmatic and diligent” approach. He has a wealth of expertise in technology licensing, transfer and outsourcing matters.
Didier Sangiorgio is one of the best lawyers in the field, with an enviable practice covering a wide range of technology and media-related matters including international outsourcing and system integration issues.
Michael Isler is known to “combine a pragmatic approach with his experience with technology providers” in order to secure a positive outcome for clients, one of whom notes, “He is one of my favourites in the field.”
Mark Reutter is a distinguished practitioner known for his ability to handle a broad range of TMT issues as well as his comprehensive experience in the field.

HOMBURGER sees three prominent lawyers recognised in this chapter.
David Rosenthal is “one of the leading figures when it comes to data protection” according to sources. His practice spans areas such as data protection and e-discovery and he enjoys a strong reputation as “the best for data protection in Switzerland”.
Georg Rauber is “famous for data protection” work and stands out for his excellent work handling copyright and trademark disputes, as well as issues surrounding international distribution.
Gregor Bühler is highly regarded by market commentators who “would definitely highlight him” for his impressive work in the IT space.

At NIEDERER KRAFT & FREY, Clara-Ann Gordon stands out as one of the pre-eminent TMT practitioners in the Swiss market. She focuses her world-class practice on data and IT-related matters, areas in which she is considered “a true specialist”.
András Gurovits is a first-class TMT lawyer who sources praise for his work on sector-related litigious matters.

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER’s Roland Mathys is an outstanding practitioner who is noted by sources for his particular knowledge of areas including technology compliance issues, emerging technologies and software development.
Samuel Klaus is "really good for IT contracts" according to market sources who note, " He has a profound knowledge of the industry at the highest level.”

Carmen De la Cruz from DE LA CRUZ BERANEK ATTORNEYS AT LAW is noted for her outstanding expertise in IT and regulatory matters. She has a particular aptitude for cross-border issues pertaining to the internet.
Nicole Beranek Zanon is an IT and regulatory specialist commended for her expert handling of data security and privacy and protection matters.

At LENZ & STAEHELIN, Lukas Morscher is an eminent name in the Swiss market who is well known for his work on major IT transactions. Sources state, “He handles complex structures incredibly well.”  

DR WIDMER & PARTNERS, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW’s Ursula Widmer is “one of the senior figures in Switzerland” according to sources. Her practice is well-respected by respondents and provides advice on all areas of TMT law.

ID EST AVOCATS SÀRL’s Michel Jaccard boasts a top-tier TMT practice with a strong international focus. He regularly provides assistance on areas including advanced technologies, data protection and digital transformation.

Christian Laux of LAUX LAWYERS has “a great reputation in the area of open source matters” according to sources. He has a wealth of experience advising clients on electronic archiving and cloud computing and wins praise from respondents who note, “He thinks outside the box when it comes to IT matters.”

At SUFFERT NEUENSCHWANDER & PARTNER, Peter Neuenschwander is described by sources as “one of the most experienced lawyers in the field” and is renowned for his a wide-ranging practice that provides insight into some of the most complex issues in the IT space.

AUGSBURGER DEUTSCH & PARTNER’s Wolfgang Straub is a “definite must for inclusion on the list” according to sources who commend his outstanding expertise in IT matters.

FRORIEP LEGAL’s Nicola Benz is “exceptionally intelligent” according to sources and regularly advises clients on a wide array of sector-related matters including joint ventures and licensing.

At ARIOLI LAW, Martina Arioli is noted by respondents for her outstanding data protection work and is a firm favourite among clients who value her deep knowledge of contractual and outsourcing matters.

KRONBICHLER & TOURETTE’s Stephan Kronbichler is a widely recognised name in the Swiss market, renowned in the field for his experience in IT-related matters.

MEYERLUSTENBERGER LACHENAL’s Lukas Bühlmann is“an impressive practitioner” according to sources who commend his strong expertise in areas such as e-commerce and data privacy law.

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