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TMT — Switzerland


Homburger - TMT Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding practice for data protection, privacy and data transfer matters. Especially strong in technology issues, with particular expertise in the areas of IT outsourcing and e-commerce. Well regarded for telecommunications regulatory work, as well as IP issues, including patents. Represents clients in the IT, insurance and financial sectors. Further strength handling TMT litigation and unfair competition issues within the TMT sector.

Strengths One source appreciates that the team displays "depth of knowledge, pragmatism and measured views, and does not get overexcited."

Another commentator states that the team is "very experienced, and very fast in understanding the situation and giving profound advice."

Work highlights Advised Viacar on the negotiations for a redesign project of a currently running application platform.

Assisted Open Systems with the drafting and negotiation of contracts for managed IT security services with international businesses and organisations.

Notable practitioners

David Rosenthal recently advised Helsana on the movement of IT operations onto the Microsoft cloud, assisting with the negotiation of contracts regarding data protection and regulatory matters, as well as obtaining approvals. He has further experience assisting companies with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as in data protection and privacy matters. One client underlines that he is "very experienced, especially in the area of data protection," and "inspires trust."

Georg Rauber has notable experience handling outsourcing, transactions and disputes within the TMT field for clients in the financial, pharmaceutical and sports sectors. One client appreciates that he is "very fast in understanding the situation and giving profound advice," while another source adds that he stays "on top of developments and is very pragmatic."

About the Team (content provided by Homburger)

The Homburger IP | IT practice team advises and represents clients in all areas of intellectual property, technology, media and data protection.

The IP | IT practice focuses on four main areas: (i) patent and technology, (ii) general intellectual property and media and entertainment, (iii) information technology and telecommunications, as well as (iv) data protection and privacy. The team members have specialist knowledge and long-standing experience in all of the above-mentioned areas. All partners and counsels are internationally recognized specialists. We represent clients in proceedings before courts and authorities and in arbitration proceedings. Moreover, the team's practice comprises a wide range of transactional advice, and contributes its expertise with a collaborative focus together with other practices of Homburger.

Our services include

  • Patent law​Trademark and copyright law
  • Unfair competition law, protection of expertise and trade secrets
  • Regulations in all areas of life sciences, telecommunications, media, data protection and distribution
  • IT contracts, outsourcing, carve-outs, software development and other IT-related transactions and projects, including regulatory issues
  • Licensing, technology transfer, distribution and franchising agreements
  • Data protection and data security, international data transfer
  • Telecommunications law
  • E-commerce and internet law
  • Media and sports marketing law
  • Due diligence and compliance

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Walder Wyss Ltd - TMT Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar team renowned for its work in IT and telecommunications. Notable activity in outsourcing, software licensing and e-commerce agreements on both a domestic and global level. Advises clients on acquisitions and regulatory issues in the telecommunications sector. Also represents clients in data processing and data privacy mandates. Well known for assisting clients with system integration agreements and infrastructure planning.

Strengths One client enthuses that the team has "profound expertise and great experience" and comprises lawyers who are "analytic, pragmatic, hands-on team players with strong negotiation and communication skills."

Another source adds that the team "works very hard" and are "always super efficient and clear" in analyses.

Work highlights Acted on the global implementation project of the new GDPR for Migros and its companies.

Assisted a private Swiss rail company with the agreements for the development and operation of an electronic ticketing platform covering the entire Swiss public transport system.

Notable practitioners

Mark Reutter is "unfailingly clear-headed in complex contract negotiations," according to one impressed client. He assisted Kuoni with the set-up of independent outsourcing for each of its business units. He also represents clients in negotiations and implementations of contracts.

Didier Sangiorgio garners praise from clients who report that he is "very knowledgeable, calm and analytic." He is particularly experienced in handling outsourcing matters, as well as transactions related to IT and telecommunications.

Hans Rudolf Trüeb assisted the Swiss Federation with the negotiation and implementation of a procurement agreement for an IT system for public administration. He has further experience advising clients on technology transfers, licensing and distribution matters. Peers single him out for his long-standing reputation in the market.

Jürg Schneider advised clients on data protection investigations, as well as assisting with the implementation of new operating systems and outsourcing agreements. One client appreciates that he is "easy to work with and very knowledgeable."

Michael Isler represented a multinational construction group in a litigation against an SAP hosting provider regarding the termination of the service and the right of the group to continue using the software. He has further expertise in agreements regarding the development and operation of new public platforms, as well as assisting with outsourcing matters and advising on data protection issues. One source enthuses that he has "outstanding responsiveness, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to build and maintain trust and manage difficult discussions."

David Vasella assisted RUAG with the implementation of its global GDPR project. He also advises multinational corporates on data protection, trade mark and copyright issues and is highlighted by peers, who note that he is "very active in publications."

About the Team (content provided by Walder Wyss Ltd)

Walder Wyss was the first large Swiss law firm to build up core competencies in the field of TMT, with the related strategy decision having been taken more than three decades ago. From the outset, Walder Wyss' TMT practice has been growing and was and is unique in Switzerland both as regards size and expertise. Not surprisingly, Walder Wyss was ranked no 1 in Technology and Telecommunications Law by the Bilanz / Le Temps ranking - the first focused ranking by leading Swiss publications on the legal market in Switzerland.
Our TMT team advises on software protection, licensing issues, systems integration contracts, data processing contracts, regulatory and other issues relating to the use of software by financial institutions, outsourcing contracts, online information systems, data protection and electronic commerce.
Trends and buzzwords such as digitalisation or Fintech are not just used for flagging the team’s abilities. Rather, internal cross-department expert groups actively work and elaborate scenarios for the related developments in order to be in the best position to anticipate and grasp with new challenges. A large part of our recent work has been dedicated to financial technology (Fintech) projects, both for established banks (including UBS) and credit card issuers (Swisscard and Aduno), and disruptive newcomers. The same, we were and are in a position to advice numerous Swiss clients on GDPR implementation as it interface to Swiss legislation, US Privacy Shield et al.

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Bär & Karrer AG - TMT Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected team known for advising clients from the technology, media and telecommunications sectors, focusing on M&A transactions and joint ventures. Frequently seen assisting telecommunications and television companies with regulatory work. Also active in litigation concerning IT infrastructure projects. Particularly involved in sport and media law matters, most notably arbitration.

Strengths One client enthuses: "I would highlight the strong technical quality of its lawyers, the meticulousness in the work they do, and the quick reaction to the issues addressed to them."

Another source states the team consists of "true TMT specialists."

Work highlights Advised Freenet on its CHF800 million acquisition of shares in the telecommunications provider Sunrise Communications Group.

Assisted Sky Deutschland with its acquisition of independent video streaming provider Homedia.

Notable practitioners

Michele Bernasconi is respected for his experience in international litigation and arbitration, with one source noting that he is "technically impeccable, proactive and brilliant in terms of strategy" and "very straightforward in the research of solutions." He has particular capabilities representing clients in disputes, such as those related to television rights.

About the Team (content provided by Bär & Karrer AG)

Our media, entertainment, and sports team is dedicated to assisting clients with all legal matters in these industries. We advise broadcasters and operators of satellite and cable television services on a broad range of regulatory and contractual issues. Our team also has an established practice of advising producers, publishers, composers, conductors, musicians, authors, and other artists. We assist them with commercial and intellectual property rights issues as well as tax and estate planning.

We have one of the leading sports law departments in Switzerland. Our sports law specialists provide comprehensive advice and legal services to clients in the sports industry, in particular to athletes, clubs, national and international federations and event organizers. We represent our clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS. We assist them in negotiating transfer agreements. We also regularly negotiate and draft marketing, sponsorship and merchandising agreements.

Media Law International, Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice, ranks Bär & Karrer in tier 1 for media law in Switzerland.

  • Assisting and representing individual athletes, sport clubs, and federations
  • Acting as arbitrator or party-counsel in sport-related arbitration (CAS)
  • Advising on marketing, sponsorship and merchandising issues
  • Litigating advertising-related disputes
  • Advising and representing broadcasters and cable television service providers
  • Advising and representing artists

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Lenz & Staehelin - TMT Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected and substantial team primarily active in representing both domestic and international clients from the financial and technology sectors. Areas of focus include IT outsourcing, data protection and software licensing, as well as transactional work. Further experience advising on matters concerning regulatory compliance within data-based services.

Strengths One client appreciates that "they're always there to assist and to assist quickly."

Another interviewee states that the team is "pragmatic" and "solution-oriented."

Work highlights Advised an international financial institution on the global implementation of cloud-based solutions in front and back-office processes.

Assisted Vimpelcom with contractual and regulatory aspects of roaming agreements.

Notable practitioners

Lukas Morscher advised Huawei on the implementation of monitoring solutions for compliance assurance. He also advises clients from the manufacturing, financial and healthcare sectors on matters regarding data-based services, software solutions and restructuring. Sources state he is "excellent in all regards" and appreciate his ability to see "the entire problem immediately and always ask the right questions."

About the Team (content provided by Lenz & Staehelin)

Our practice is closely linked to the firm's Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property and Competition groups. Our expertise is aimed at advising, negotiating and implementing transactional structures and practical solutions that effectively address our clients' goals.

We offers a wide range of transactional and regulatory work in technology, media and telecom matters, including outsourcing, hosting & ASP, online services, mobile entertainment, broadcasting, media & convergence issues, digital transformation, e-commerce, telecoms regulatory & transactional work, international roaming & MVNO agreements, ICT contracts, complex IT projects, public procurement, software development, licensing & distribution structures, strategic business alliances and joint ventures.

We have extensive experience in outsourcing arrangements (infrastructure outsourcings & BPO transactions) for national and multinational enterprises, such as telecommunication network outsourcing, network communication & security services, F+A outsourcings, HR/payroll, facility management, ECM and other managed services contracts.

As regards media and entertainment law, we advise broadcasters, media companies and content providers active in print and online media, TV, radio and cinema operators, on regulatory, licensing, advertising and sponsoring matters, performance marketing and social media as well as content regulation and liability aspects. We frequently represent clients before Swiss regulatory authorities.

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Niederer Kraft Frey - TMT Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Particularly well known for handling matters in the telecommunications field, including regulations, outsourcing and the acquisition of media companies. Notable activity on data protection and cybersecurity, particularly in relation to the 'Internet of Things', often advising on the Swiss aspects of global deals. Represents clients in sports law matters, as well as IT licensing and procurement mandates.

Strengths One client praises the team's business focus: "They are good at negotiating agreements and their legal expertise in Swiss law has been appreciated."

Work highlights Advised Cellnex on their EUR430 million acquisition of Swiss Towers, including its portfolio of 2,239 telecom towers.

Assisted Lafarge Holcim with an international cloud project, including regulatory and cybersecurity issues.

Notable practitioners

Clara-Ann Gordon advised Actelion on the data protection structure and cross-border contracts relating to their USD30 billion transaction with Johnson & Johnson. She is also active in the implementation of new management systems, outsourcing projects and compliance issues.

András Gurovits is "patient, calm and a great negotiator," according to one source. He advised Mediterranean Shipping Company on their global IT outsourcing. He also assists clients with media rights agreements, licence agreements and television production contracts.

About the Team (content provided by Niederer Kraft Frey)

Our technology practice is widely recognized as among the leading teams in Switzerland for advising prominent clients from different industry sectors in respect of all kinds of technology matters. We leverage our extensive and multi-disciplinary expertise and practice in advising on all aspects of technology, e-commerce, digital and data privacy related matters and have a unique understanding of our clients’ needs. Years of practical experience, both in the legal field as well as in relevant business functions with technology providers, and a global network of recognised specialists enable us to offer our clients holistic and comprehensive advice on both domestic and international projects.


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Vischer - TMT Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant team active in the IT and telecommunications sector, representing clients in litigation, as well as procurement and outsourcing matters. Advises on data protection and privacy law aspects of TMT with further experience of copyright and compliance issues. Further strengths include acting on project agreements for the development and implementation of core software. Assists with internet advertising and licences for online services.

Strengths One client lauds the team as a "standout for its regulatory know-how and industry expertise," adding that the lawyers "turn around and come back with suggestions for solutions very quickly, and go the extra mile if something urgent is coming up."

Others appreciate the team's "business acumen and understanding of start-up needs."

Work highlights Advised Netflix on Swiss copyright issues, including music right clearances and regulatory requirements for video-on-demand services.

Represented Swisscom in a lawsuit regarding the liability of internet access providers in which film rights holders seek to block access to online illegal download and streaming platforms.

Notable practitioners

Rolf Auf der Maur assisted EBL with the drafting and negotiation of the framework, licence and systems integration agreements for new asset management software. He has expertise in a range of TMT matters, including data protection and the transition of data management services, as well as notable experience of disputes regarding outsourcing issues. One source highlights his "business-minded approach" and also appreciates his ability to deliver "a sound analysis of an issue" and "options for solutions and real guidance on how to proceed."

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id est avocats sarl - TMT Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm focusing on IT, technology and media. Regularly advises on data protection on matters such as regulations and cybersecurity with both domestic and cross-border implications. Also acts on outsourcing agreements and litigation, as well as advising on digital health and cloud services. Rising Star Accelerator is a new client win for the team.

Strengths One client reports that the team is "responsive and understands our business very well."

Another source adds that the practice is "very well known" and has "significant experience in the technology sector."

Work highlights Represented Bestmile in its contractual relationships with other industry companies in relation to technology licensing, traffic and personal data ownership, protection and liability.

Assisted a Swiss health insurance group with the development and implementation of online and social media marketing strategy and compliance regarding the GDPR.

Notable practitioners

Michel Jaccard is "pragmatic and commercial" and is "one of the most excellent long-standing lawyers in the field," according to sources. He acted on a digital transformation initiative for a private bank and also advises on fintech initiatives, cross-border data protection issues and mobile banking. In addition, he assists domestic and multinational clients with technology licensing and personal data ownership, as well as disputes relating to violation of personality rights through published articles.

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Pestalozzi - TMT Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active team advising clients on a range of TMT-related issues, including data protection compliance, transactions and strategic partnerships. Represents clients from the healthcare, pharmaceutical and film industries. Has experience assisting clients with disputes regarding transfer of personal data and data leaks, as well as advising on software projects and copyright and distribution rights.

Work highlights Represented a private individual in civil proceedings regarding the transfer of a domain name containing a geographical term.

Advises the Southern Switzerland Film Commission on all issues related to the engagement of media professionals, copyright and distribution rights of Southern Switzerland and its productions.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Legler has notable experience as an arbitrator on data protection issues between service providers and their clients. He also acts on disputes regarding media rights and has assisted with the development and rollout of software for emergency services.

About the Team (content provided by Pestalozzi)

Pestalozzi's TMT practice is best known for:

  • High quality and timely legal advice to leading international clients in the branch of IT services (including licensing of IT software solution), online distribution and advertising
  • Outsourcing and IT projects, in particular the drafting of IT outsourcing and software licensing agreements, legal advice in relation to internet use (advertisement, E-commerce, sector-specific legislation in banking, insurance and medical care and other sectors)
  • Advising on protection and use of digital data (big data) on ICT platforms, both in Switzerland and cross-border.
  • Legal services and representation in legal disputes with respect to data protection issues related to digital data, in particular in regulated fields, such as banks, insurances and life sciences relating to a full range of issues, such as email and Internet use, data privacy issues arising from shared service/global IT platform programs and cloud solutions, handling of complaints and requests from individuals and regulatory bodies, also within civil proceedings, providing guidance in the face of investigations and data leakage proceedings
  • Legal advice to national and international media groups and international players of movie industry.
  • Product liability defense for technological and regulated products
  • Media and social media: including the enforcement of privacy rights of both individuals and legal entities.
  • Actively contributing to international associations, e.g. IBA, LES and ASA.

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd - TMT Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active in data protection and outsourcing matters for clients from the financial, technology and retail sectors. Also active in internal investigations into compliance, governance and cybersecurity. Represents clients in dispute resolution, acquisitions and contract negotiations. Further areas of activity include competition and antitrust matters relating to IT and telecommunications.

Strengths Sources enthuse that the lawyers within the practice are "critical thinkers and solution-oriented" and "very practical, straight to the point, accessible, flexible and very nice to work with."

One client appreciates the team's "practical solid advice," while another underlines the "very quick" responsiveness.

Work highlights Represented Schindler in a compliance project to outsource its IT infrastructure to service provider Swisscom.

Advised Bayer on data protection matters including in relation to new technologies such as wearable devices, data centralisation projects and the GDPR.

Notable practitioners

Roland Mathys is "very practical, straight to the point, accessible, flexible and very nice to work with," according to one client, while other sources add that "he is good at devising workable solutions" and that "he represents the interests of the customer to the last mile, but always remains constructive and objective." He has experience of negotiations regarding software licence and service agreements for international providers, as well as advising on data protection matters and digital platforms. He has further assisted Credit Suisse with outsourcing projects, including negotiations of agreements.

About the Team (content provided by Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd)

Schellenberg Wittmer’s ICT Group combines experts with profound legal skills and technology background, thereby creating ultimate value and benefit for clients. The ICT Group’s fields of practice include outsourcing, cloud-related contracts, data protection, ICT compliance issues, and ICT dispute resolution.

Drawing on our expert knowledge in related areas like intellectual property, banking/finance, employment or competition, we can provide full coverage of all legal issues related to complex ICT transactions and projects. Due to our firm’s outstanding litigation and arbitration teams, we are often retained as counsel in contentious ICT matters.

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Star Individuals

id est avocats sarl

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michel Jaccard is "pragmatic and commercial" and is "one of the most excellent long-standing lawyers in the field," according to sources. He acted on a digital transformation initiative for a private bank and also advises on fintech initiatives, cross-border data protection issues and mobile banking. In addition, he assists domestic and multinational clients with technology licensing and personal data ownership, as well as disputes relating to violation of personality rights through published articles.

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Star Individuals

Homburger

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Rosenthal recently advised Helsana on the movement of IT operations onto the Microsoft cloud, assisting with the negotiation of contracts regarding data protection and regulatory matters, as well as obtaining approvals. He has further experience assisting companies with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as in data protection and privacy matters. One client underlines that he is "very experienced, especially in the area of data protection," and "inspires trust."

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Band 1

Rolf Auf der Maur

Vischer

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rolf Auf der Maur assisted EBL with the drafting and negotiation of the framework, licence and systems integration agreements for new asset management software. He has expertise in a range of TMT matters, including data protection and the transition of data management services, as well as notable experience of disputes regarding outsourcing issues. One source highlights his "business-minded approach" and also appreciates his ability to deliver "a sound analysis of an issue" and "options for solutions and real guidance on how to proceed."

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Band 1

Peter Neuenschwander

Suffert Neuenschwander & Partner

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peter Neuenschwander of Suffert Neuenschwander & Partner is recognised by peers for his significant experience and impressive standing within the market. He frequently advises domestic and international clients on system integration, outsourcing and data protection matters, as well as licensing and contract issues.

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Band 1

Homburger

From the Chambers Europe guide

Georg Rauber has notable experience handling outsourcing, transactions and disputes within the TMT field for clients in the financial, pharmaceutical and sports sectors. One client appreciates that he is "very fast in understanding the situation and giving profound advice," while another source adds that he stays "on top of developments and is very pragmatic."

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Band 1

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mark Reutter is "unfailingly clear-headed in complex contract negotiations," according to one impressed client. He assisted Kuoni with the set-up of independent outsourcing for each of its business units. He also represents clients in negotiations and implementations of contracts.

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Band 1

Didier Sangiorgio

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Didier Sangiorgio garners praise from clients who report that he is "very knowledgeable, calm and analytic." He is particularly experienced in handling outsourcing matters, as well as transactions related to IT and telecommunications.

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Band 1

Augsburger Deutsch & Partner

From the Chambers Europe guide

Wolfgang Straub of Augsburger Deutsch & Partner has a "wealth of expertise, great experience and a professional approach," according to one source, while another adds that he is "very responsive." He advised the Canton of Bern on software solutions connected with voting and elections, and has further capabilities assisting clients with framework agreements for IT projects.

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Band 2

Niederer Kraft Frey

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clara-Ann Gordon advised Actelion on the data protection structure and cross-border contracts relating to their USD30 billion transaction with Johnson & Johnson. She is also active in the implementation of new management systems, outsourcing projects and compliance issues.

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Band 2

Niederer Kraft Frey

From the Chambers Europe guide

András Gurovits is "patient, calm and a great negotiator," according to one source. He advised Mediterranean Shipping Company on their global IT outsourcing. He also assists clients with media rights agreements, licence agreements and television production contracts.

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Band 2

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Roland Mathys is "very practical, straight to the point, accessible, flexible and very nice to work with," according to one client, while other sources add that "he is good at devising workable solutions" and that "he represents the interests of the customer to the last mile, but always remains constructive and objective." He has experience of negotiations regarding software licence and service agreements for international providers, as well as advising on data protection matters and digital platforms. He has further assisted Credit Suisse with outsourcing projects, including negotiations of agreements.

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Band 2

Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lukas Morscher advised Huawei on the implementation of monitoring solutions for compliance assurance. He also advises clients from the manufacturing, financial and healthcare sectors on matters regarding data-based services, software solutions and restructuring. Sources state he is "excellent in all regards" and appreciate his ability to see "the entire problem immediately and always ask the right questions."

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Band 2

Hans Rudolf Trüeb

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hans Rudolf Trüeb assisted the Swiss Federation with the negotiation and implementation of a procurement agreement for an IT system for public administration. He has further experience advising clients on technology transfers, licensing and distribution matters. Peers single him out for his long-standing reputation in the market.

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Band 3

Michele Bernasconi

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michele Bernasconi is respected for his experience in international litigation and arbitration, with one source noting that he is "technically impeccable, proactive and brilliant in terms of strategy" and "very straightforward in the research of solutions." He has particular capabilities representing clients in disputes, such as those related to television rights.

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Band 3

Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler

Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sole practitioner Gianni Fröhlich-Bleuler is a "very good IT lawyer," according to one market commentator. He acts on software licences and outsourcing agreements, as well as advising on compliance issues.

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Band 3

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jürg Schneider advised clients on data protection investigations, as well as assisting with the implementation of new operating systems and outsourcing agreements. One client appreciates that he is "easy to work with and very knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mathis Berger of Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG is recognised for his experience in the TMT field, representing clients in disputes relating to advertising, unfair competition and antitrust.

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Band 4

Probst Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Europe guide

Julia Bhend of Probst Rechtsanwälte is "pragmatic, intelligent and has a keen perception and outstanding communication skills," according to one client, who adds that she also "understands the needs of business in an international environment." She has extensive experience of IT procurement projects, as well as advising on compliance issues and data protection matters.

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Band 4

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Robert Briner of CMS is recognised by peers for his extensive experience across a range of TMT issues. He represented clients in litigation related to failed banking software projects, as well as unfair competition in advertising. He has further expertise advising on technology and e-commerce matters.

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Band 4

epartners Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Europe guide

Urs Egli of epartners Rechtsanwälte acts for clients on outsourcing transactions, licence agreements and IT compliance issues. He regularly represents clients in the financial, energy and IT sectors, with further capabilities regarding unfair competition and IP rights.

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Band 4

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michael Isler represented a multinational construction group in a litigation against an SAP hosting provider regarding the termination of the service and the right of the group to continue using the software. He has further expertise in agreements regarding the development and operation of new public platforms, as well as assisting with outsourcing matters and advising on data protection issues. One source enthuses that he has "outstanding responsiveness, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to build and maintain trust and manage difficult discussions."

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Band 4

Pestalozzi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Thomas Legler has notable experience as an arbitrator on data protection issues between service providers and their clients. He also acts on disputes regarding media rights and has assisted with the development and rollout of software for emergency services.

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Band 4

HDC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sylvain Métille of HDC advises clients in the education, sport and telecommunications sectors on a range of matters, including data protection, outsourcing and regulatory compliance. He assisted GILAI with drafting and negotiating agreements regarding the provision of computer servers and software packages. One source enthuses: "Mr Métille is very professional, reliable and client-oriented. He has great expertise in data protection. We are always satisfied with the high quality of his advice."

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Band 4

Dr. Widmer & Partners, attorneys-at-law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ursula Widmer of Dr. Widmer & Partners, attorneys-at-law is particularly active advising on IT, internet and telecommunication matters and is highlighted by commentators for her strong focus on regulatory and compliance matters.

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Up and Coming

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Vasella assisted RUAG with the implementation of its global GDPR project. He also advises multinational corporates on data protection, trade mark and copyright issues and is highlighted by peers, who note that he is "very active in publications."

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