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Roland Mathys, LL.M. (LSE)

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

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

Languages:
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

Career

Professional Experience
2014
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2000
Associate and Partner in a major Swiss business law firm in Basel

Education and Admission
2003
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in ICT Law, London School of Economics (LSE)
2000
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1998
lic. iur., University of Basel
1994
lic oec. publ. (Business Administration and Computer Science), University of Zurich

Additional Professional Activities
  • Panelist to the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • 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

Recognitions

  • Chambers Europe
  • Legal 500 - Leading Individual
  • Who's Who Legal - Thought Leaders: Data
  • Expert Guides - Information Technology

„exceptional“

Who's Who Legal

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