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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Samuel Klaus works on cutting-edge technologies and data protection issues arising out of complex IT systems.

Biography

Samuel Klaus is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology and intellectual property group in Zurich. He advises clients regarding technology projects, outsourcing transactions and in all matters related to software development, licensing, e-commerce, data security, data protection and data privacy issues, in particular related to new technologies such as AI, BIM, IoT or DLT.

Some recent examples of Samuel's expertise include advising Manor Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection, advising Valora in a dispute with service provider T-Systems related to the partial termination and migration of services in what could become a landmark judgment; and advising Bayer Consumer Care and Bayer Switzerland in all data protection matters.

Samuel is registered with the Swiss and Zurich Bar associations and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. He is an active member of the ITechLaw associaton, of the Information Security Society Switzerland and the Licensing Executives Society (Switzerland).

Samuel studied at the University of Zurich (lic iur 2002; Dr iur 2009), KU Leuven and UC Berkeley (LLM in law and technology, 2014). After his LLM, he worked as an associate at one of the top technology law firms in Silicon Valley. He has experience as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich, as judicial secretary at the District Court of Zurich, and as legal counsel for a large technology consulting company as well as for a large public utility company in the energy sector. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2016, Samuel Klaus worked as an associate in the IP and IT team of a major law firm in Zurich.

Data - Data Security 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Samuel Klaus is well-respected practitioner whose expertise in cybersecurity measures makes him a go-to figure in the market.

Biography

Samuel Klaus is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology and intellectual property group in Zurich. He advises clients regarding technology projects, outsourcing transactions and in all matters related to software development, licensing, e-commerce,data security, data protection and data privacy issues, in particular related to new technologies such as AI, BIM, IoT or DLT.

Some recent examples of Samuel's expertise include advising Manor Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection, advising Valora in a dispute with service provider T-Systems related to the partial termination and migration of services in what could become a landmark judgment, and advising Bayer Consumer Care and Bayer Switzerland in all data protection matters.

Samuel is registered with the Swiss and Zurich Bar associations and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. He is an active member of the ITechLaw association, the Information Security Society Switzerland and the Licensing Executives Society (Switzerland).

Samuel studied at the University of Zurich (lic iur 2002; Dr iur 2009), KU Leuven and UC Berkeley (LLM in law and technology, 2014). After his LLM, he worked as an associate at one of the top technology law firms in Silicon Valley. He has experience as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich, as judicial secretary at the District Court of Zurich, and as legal counsel for a large technology consulting company as well as for a large public utility company in the energy sector. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2016, Samuel Klaus worked as an associate in the IP and IT team of a major law firm in Zurich.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Samuel Klaus regularly acts for clients on cutting-edge technology deals, product management and major outsourcing projects.

Biography

Samuel Klaus is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology and intellectual property group in Zurich. He advises clients regarding technology projects, outsourcing transactions and in all matters related to software development, licensing, e-commerce, data security, data protection and data privacy issues, in particular related to new technologies such as AI, BIM, IoT or DLT.

Some recent examples of Samuel's expertise include advising Manor Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection, advising Valora in a dispute with service provider T-Systems related to the partial termination and migration of services in what could become a landmark judgment; and advising Bayer Consumer Care and Bayer Switzerland in all data protection matters.

Samuel is registered with the Swiss and Zurich Bar associations and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. He is an active member of the ITechLaw association, of the Information Security Society Switzerland and the Licensing Executives Society (Switzerland).

Samuel studied at the University of Zurich (lic iur 2002; Dr iur 2009), KU Leuven and UC Berkeley (LLM in law and technology, 2014). After his LLM, he worked as an associate at one of the top technology law firms in Silicon Valley. He has experience as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich, as judicial secretary at the District Court of Zurich, and as legal counsel for a large technology consulting company as well as for a large public utility company in the energy sector. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2016, Samuel Klaus worked as an associate in the IP and IT team of a major law firm in Zurich.

National Leader

Switzerland - Data

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Samuel Klaus is “an excellent practitioner” according to market players who highlight him for his “impressive ability on complex outsourcing deals” and technology licensing.

Biography

Samuel Klaus is a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's information and communication technology group in Zurich. He advises clients regarding technology projects, outsourcing transactions and in all matters related to software development, licensing, e-commerce and data protection, in particular related to new technologies (eg, blockchain, BIM and IoT).

Some recent examples of Samuel's expertise in ICT include: advising SIX on the ICT matters in its 2.75 billion divestion of its payment division; advising Manor Group in all matters related to ICT and data protection; and advising Valora in a dispute with service provider T-Systems related to the partial termination and migration of services in what could become a landmark judgment.

Samuel is registered with the Swiss and Zurich Bar associations and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland. He is an active member of ITechLaw, of the Information Security Society Switzerland and the Licensing Executives Society (Switzerland).

Samuel studied at the University of Zurich (lic iur 2002; Dr iur 2009, MAS UZH in real estate 2017), KU Leuven and UC Berkeley (LLM in law and technology, 2014). After his LLM, he worked as an associate at one of the top technology law firms in Silicon Valley. He has experience as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich, as judicial secretary at the District Court of Zurich and as legal counsel in technology consulting and in the energy sector. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2016, Samuel Klaus worked as an associate in the IT, IP and competition team of a major law firm in Zurich.

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