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“experienced and well-known technology lawyer”

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“exceptional”

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“excellent IT and data protection expert”

     
 
Roland Mathys
Zurich

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.

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 Basel business law firm
Education and Admission
2003
LL.M. in ICT Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
2000
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1998
lic. iur., University of Basel
1994
lic. oec. publ. in Business Administration and Computer Science, University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Co-Editor of sic!, Switzerland's leading periodical for intellectual property, information and competition law
  • 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
 

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