Switzerland: Data 2019

This year’s research into the Swiss data market sees 49 individuals highlighted from across the jurisdiction for their work on matters including data privacy, outsourcing and systems integration.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jürg Schneider  Walder Wyss Ltd, Lausanne
2. Clara-Ann Gordon  Niederer Kraft Frey, Zurich
3. Roland Mathys  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich
4. Ursula Widmer  Dr Widmer & Partners, Attorneys-At-Law, Berne
5. Carmen De la Cruz de la cruz beranek Rechtsanwälte, Zug
6. Nicole Beranek Zanon  de la cruz beranek Rechtsanwälte, Zug
7. Rolf Auf der Maur  Vischer Ltd, Zurich 
8. David Rosenthal  Homburger, Zurich

Walder Wyss impresses in our research this year with six listings.
Jürg Schneider is one of the foremost data lawyers in the country, and stands out for his excellent work on outsourcing, data protection and systems integration matters.
David Vasella is “one of the leading practitioners” in the Swiss market with sources lauding his excellent work on IT contracts and data protection issues relating to GDPR.
Michael Isler gains widespread plaudits from peers who “appreciate his work greatly”. His “solution-oriented” practice features in-depth experience on technology transfers and outsourcing in the life sciences and health sectors.
Hans Rudolf Trüeb draws widespread commendation for his outstanding work on matters in the technology space including licensing, outsourcing and distribution.
Mark Reutter is an excellent lawyer who receives much praise from commentators who consider him “highly intelligent” and “great to work with”. He is known for his adept handling of outsourcing, data protection and technology transfers.
Didier Sangiorgio gains recognition from sources who commend his deep knowledge of global outsourcing and systems integration projects.

At de la cruz beranek Rechtsanwälte, Carmen De la Cruz is described as “a leader in the field” with in-depth knowledge of data protection and cloud computing issues.
Nicole Beranek Zanon is a prominent name in the market who gains plaudits for her "ridiculously fast" service and her wide-ranging knowledge of e-commerce, cloud computing and data protection matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Roland Mathys is “one of the top names name in ICT" and is cited as a “diligent and strong negotiator” in contract work.
Samuel Klaus is “an excellent practitioner” according to market players who highlight him for his “impressive ability on complex outsourcing deals” and technology licensing.

David Rosenthal of Homburger is one of the most prominent data lawyers in the country who is lauded by sources as “a top name for data protection work in Switzerland”.
Georg Rauber draws widespread plaudits from peers who praise his “really strong practice” that sees him advise and represent clients on issues relating to outsourcing.

Niederer Kraft Frey is home to one of Switzerland’s pre-eminent lawyers, Clara-Ann Gordon, who receives effusive praise for her top-tier handling of internal investigations, outsourcing and cloud computing matters.

At Dr Widmer & Partners, Ursula Widmer is highly respected in the Swiss market and is “very well known” for her work on e-commerce and telecommunications technologies.

Rolf Auf der Maur at Vischer is well known among peers for his world-class data practice that spans a wide array of matters from privacy and protection to security and telecoms.

Arioli Law’s Martina Arioli is “very solution-oriented” and is “always very well prepared”. She excels on IT contract disputes and IP-related issues.

Christian Laux at Laux Lawyers is well recognised among peers who highlight him as “the person to go to for cloud computing work” in Switzerland.

At Augsburger Deutsch & Partner, Wolfgang Straub has “incredible analytical ability” coupled with “tremendous technical expertise in the IT world”, according to sources, who commend his “creativity, efficiency and responsiveness”.

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s Lukas Bühlmann is noted by sources for his “strong client base”. He is well-established in the e-commerce and IT spaces for work relating to GDPR compliance and data protection.

At id est avocats Sàrl, Michel Jaccard is a “very well-known player in the market” who impresses with his “excellent work” on cybersecurity, AI and data protection matters.

Probst Partner’s Julia Bhend is a “very good IP and data protection lawyer” according to sources who commend her impressive experience on issues relating to public procurement and the IT sector.

Stephan Kronbichler of Kronbichler & Tourette is a “very well-known name in the French part of Switzerland”. Peers praise the breadth of his expertise in the IT and telecommunications sectors.

Froriep Legal’s Nicola Benz commands a strong reputation in the jurisdiction and is renowned for her deep understanding of matters including outsourcing and data protection.

At epartners Attorneys-at-Law, Alexander Schmid is an excellent lawyer who receives widespread support from peers who praise him for his “very pragmatic approach to data protection”.
Urs Egli is a prominent figure in the Swiss market. He impresses sources who describe him as a lawyer who is “very well versed in technology sourcing”.

At Lenz & Staehelin, Lukas Morscher is recognised for his wide-ranging experience in the data space, as well as his impressive expertise when it comes to BPO transactions and data privacy matters. 

Bratschi’s Rolf Weber is noted by peers to be a “top name in Zurich” who possesses deep understanding of EU data protection regulation and the design of contracts pertaining to Big Data.

Suffert Neuenschwander & Partner’s Peter Neuenschwander is a fantastic lawyer who stands out for his adept handling of systems integration and the design of licensing models.

At Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler Rechtsanwalt, Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler is highly respected among market players who commend his excellent work on matters relating to data security and privacy.

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