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Thought Leaders Global Elite - Data - Data Security
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
Thought Leaders - Data - Data Privacy & Protection 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
Thought Leaders - Data - Data Security 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
Thought Leaders - Data - Information Technology 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roland Mathys is “renowned for his companionable approach” and “impressive technical skill”, as well as his detailed knowledge of emerging technologies and related data protection issues.

Biography

Roland Mathys heads Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology (ICT) and data law group. He often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT and AI). Data protection (both under Swiss law and in relation to the EU GDPR), cybersecurity, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Recent examples of Roland's expertise in TMT include: advising Schindler in a large compliance project related to the outsourcing of Schindler's IT infrastructure to an external service provider; advising Manor Group and Maus Frères Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection; and providing counsel to Bayer, one of the world's largest life sciences companies, for matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector, both under the GDPR and Swiss law.

Roland is recognised as a leading TMT lawyer in Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500Expert Guides and Who's Who Legal.

Roland is chair of the data protection committee of the International Technology Association; cyber security officer of the International Bar Association's technology law committee; and co-chair of Swiss ICT's law committee. Other memberships include the Swiss Forum for Communication Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Information Security Society Switzerland and the German Association of Law and Informatics. Roland is a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization and is panelled as a mediator and arbitrator by the Association for IT Dispute Resolution ITDR. He has recently been appointed as co-editor of sic!, Switzerland's leading publication for intellectual property, competition and information technology law.

Data - Data Security 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Roland Mathys is a “vastly experienced lawyer with an immaculate understanding of ICT law”. 

Biography

Roland Mathys heads Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology (ICT) and data law group. He often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT and AI). Data protection (both under Swiss law and in relation to the EU GDPR), cybersecurity, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Recent examples of Roland's expertise in TMT include: advising Schindler in a large compliance project related to the outsourcing of Schindler's IT infrastructure to an external service provider; advising Manor Group and Maus Frères Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection; and providing counsel to Bayer, one of the world's largest life sciences companies, for matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector, both under the GDPR and Swiss law.

Roland is recognised as a leading TMT lawyer in Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500Expert Guides and Who's Who Legal.

Roland is chair of the data protection committee of the International Technology Association; cyber security officer of the International Bar Association's technology law committee; and co-chair of Swiss ICT's law committee. Other memberships include the Swiss Forum for Communication Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Information Security Society Switzerland and the German Association of Law and Informatics. Roland is a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization and is panelled as a mediator and arbitrator by the Association for IT Dispute Resolution ITDR. He has recently been appointed as co-editor of sic!, Switzerland's leading publication for intellectual property, competition and information technology law.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roland Mathys is looked upon with enormous favour for his excellence when it comes to advising clients on complex transactions and projects across the tech sector.

Biography

Roland Mathys heads Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology (ICT) and data law group. He often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT and AI). Data protection (both under Swiss law and in relation to the EU GDPR), cybersecurity, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Recent examples of Roland's expertise in TMT include: advising Schindler in a large compliance project related to the outsourcing of Schindler's IT infrastructure to an external service provider; advising Manor Group and Maus Frères Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection; and providing counsel to Bayer, one of the world's largest life sciences companies, for matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector, both under the GDPR and Swiss law.

Roland is recognised as a leading TMT lawyer in Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500Expert Guides and Who's Who Legal.

Roland is chair of the data protection committee of the International Technology Association; cyber security officer of the International Bar Association's technology law committee; and co-chair of Swiss ICT's law committee. Other memberships include the Swiss Forum for Communication Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Information Security Society Switzerland and the German Association of Law and Informatics. Roland is a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization and is panelled as a mediator and arbitrator by the Association for IT Dispute Resolution ITDR. He has recently been appointed as co-editor of sic!, Switzerland's leading publication for intellectual property, competition and information technology law.

Data - Telecoms & Media 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roland Mathys “is one of the top lawyers in Switzerland in this area” not impressed sources, adding that “he has a long-standing experience and is also technically very skilled”.

Biography

Roland Mathys heads Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology (ICT) and data law group. He often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (eg, blockchain, IoT and AI). Data protection (both under Swiss law and in relation to the EU GDPR), cybersecurity, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Recent examples of Roland's expertise in TMT include: advising Schindler in a large compliance project related to the outsourcing of Schindler's IT infrastructure to an external service provider; advising Manor Group and Maus Frères Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection; and providing counsel to Bayer, one of the world's largest life sciences companies, for matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector, both under the GDPR and Swiss law.

Roland is recognised as a leading TMT lawyer in Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500Expert Guides and Who's Who Legal.

Roland is chair of the data protection committee of the International Technology Association; cyber security officer of the International Bar Association's technology law committee; and co-chair of Swiss ICT's law committee. Other memberships include the Swiss Forum for Communication Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Information Security Society Switzerland and the German Association of Law and Informatics. Roland is a panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization and is panelled as a mediator and arbitrator by the Association for IT Dispute Resolution ITDR. He has recently been appointed as co-editor of sic!, Switzerland's leading publication for intellectual property, competition and information technology law.

National Leader

Switzerland - Data 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roland Mathys is an “excellent lawyer” with a “strong reputation in the market as a highly experienced partner in ICT law”.

Biography

Roland Mathys heads Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology (ICT) and data law group. He often advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects. Roland also advises in all matters related to software development, digital platforms, technology IP protection and licensing, and emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain, IoT and AI). Data protection (both under Swiss law and in relation to the EU GDPR), cybersecurity, technology-related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are additional areas of strength in his practice.

Examples of Roland's expertise in technology and data matters include: counseling Pax, a major Swiss pension and life insurance company, in its tech sourcing and data protection related matters; and advising Voi, one of Europe's most important providers of e-scooters, in relation to its technology and data business in Switzerland; counseling Manor, Switzerland's largest department store chain, in ICT and data related matters; advising several large Silicon Valley technology companies in data privacy, telecommunications and regulatory matters under Swiss law.

Roland is chair of the oversight committee of the International Technology Law Association; cyber security officer of the International Bar Association's technology law committee; chapter co-chair for Switzerland of the International Association of Privacy Professionals; and co-chair of swissICT's law committee. Roland is also board member, mediator and arbitrator for the Association for IT and Data Dispute Resolution ITDR as well as panellist to the arbitration and mediation centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization. He has recently been appointed as co-editor of sic! Switzerland's leading publication for intellectual property, competition and information technology law.

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