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Katia Favre

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG - Zürich

Katia Favre - Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG
  • Klausstrasse 33
  • Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • CH-8024
  • Tel: +41 44 421 4545
  • Fax: +41 44 421 4500

Profile submitted by Katia Favre

Main Areas of Law

Katia Favre specializes in technology law, and has been acting as legal counsel to financial institutions, multinational technology companies as well as telecommunication service providers on regulatory issues as well as in the negotiation of multijurisdictional outsourcing projects, managed services agreements, procurement of ICT-services, licensing agreements, data protection and complex regulatory issues relating to integrated communication suites, multifunctional game consoles as well as music streaming and distribution platforms.
Katia also advises companies and private clients on all commercial matters, including labour law.

Technology law:

Counsel to telecommunications service providers with regard to regulatory issues such as cost oriented access, registration and lawful interception

Negotiated and drafted outsourcing agreements with financial institutions both on the side of the outsourcer and of the service provider

Technology law counsel to buyer in several acquisitions such as social media, online publishing platform, cloud services companies and industrial companies

Counsel to major multinational technology company on the integration of a newly acquired social media monitoring company

Negotiated and drafted a multijurisdictional SAP implementation, data harmonization and migration agreement with a major multinational company and partner agree-ments with local service providers

Negotiated and drafted technology transfer agreement for an international leading measurement and control technology company

Advised multinational major technology company on regulatory issues regarding broadcast, television and telecommunication issues

Regularly advised national and international companies on data protection issues

French desk:

Counsel to a major French luxury goods company on all aspects involving Swiss law

Counsel to national and international companies on all matters concerning HR issues, including the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, termination letters and agreements, advice on sick leave, mobbing and mass dismissals

Advised and represented of French companies and private individuals in courts in the German speaking area, in particular in the field of debt recovery and construction

Advised and represented companies and individuals in courts in the French speaking part of Switzerland, in particular in inheritance matters and in the field of construction

Negotiated and drafted agreements in French, in particular distribution and agency agreements


Since 2010 Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2005 - 2009 Member of the senior management of Credit Suisse in Zurich, advising the ICT department
1999 - 2003 Associate, Schaufelberger & van Hoboken, Zollikon/Zurich

Professional Memberships

Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
Swiss Sourcing Group
SGOA - Experts in IT Conflict Management

Languages Spoken

German, French, English



Duty of Care in Data Transfers, ZIK Publikationen aus dem Zentrum für Informations- und Kommunikationsrecht der Universität Zürich, Vol. 32, 2006
Practical Guide:
Communications: Regulation and Outsourcing, Chapter Switzerland, 2016, in co-authorship with David Känzig


Katia regularly publishes THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte's Technology Law Newsletter which provides periodic alerts to new developments in Swiss technology law.
The newsletters can be accessed in the publications section at