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Roland Mathys, LL.M. (LSE)


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3662
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3662
F +41 44 215 5200

Roland Mathys is a Partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group. He advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects, particularly in the finance, life science and retail industries. He also renders advice in all matters related to emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, blockchain, AI). Data protection, both under Swiss law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, technology related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are further strong fields of his activity.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Counsels Bayer for various matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector
  • Advises Coop, one of the largest Swiss retailers, in ICT and data protection matters
  • Counsels Manor, Switzerland's largest department store chain, in ICT related matters
  • Advises several large Silicon Valley technology companies in data privacy, telecommunications and regulatory matters under Swiss law


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate and Partner in a major Swiss business law firm in Basel

Education and Admission
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in ICT Law, London School of Economics (LSE)
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Basel
lic oec. publ. (Business Administration and Computer Science), University of Zurich

Additional Professional Activities
  • Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the Tech Sourcing Committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Technology Committee (Chair of the Outsourcing Subcommittee)
  • Co-chair of the Law Committee of swissICT, the leading Swiss organization of ICT professionals


  • Chambers Europe
  • Legal 500 - Intellectual Property; TMT Leading Individual; Public Law; Leading firms Zurich
  • Who's Who Legal - Thought Leaders: Data
  • Expert Guides - Information Technology

„excellent IT and data protection expert“

Legal 500

Selected Publications

Deals, Daten Datenschutz
Oscar Olano (Ed.), Jurisprudenz und Musik, Liber Amicorum to Felix H. Thomann's 80th Birthday, p. 51-70
Tracking – rechtliche Standortbestimmung
Roland Mathys, Meier Christian
digma, Heft 4, Dezember 2014
Legal Challenges of Wearable Computing
Conference Paper ITechLaw World Conference, 2014, New York City