Data Security

“impresses peers and clients alike with his technical expertise in data security matters relating to software development and e-commerce”

TMT

“really good for IT contracts”

TMT

“he has a profound knowledge of the industry at the highest level”

Data Privacy & Protection

“a prominent figure for data protection work”

Data Privacy & Protection

“enjoys a fantastic reputation for his outstanding compliance and project experience”

 
Samuel Klaus
Zurich

Dr. Samuel Klaus, LL.M.

Senior Associate

+41 44 215 3695

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Samuel Klaus is a Senior Associate in our Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group in Zurich. He represents and advises clients in technology and outsourcing projects, in software, licensing and data protection related matters and regarding new technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT) or blockchain.

Experience

  • Broad experience in information technology contracts and new technology matters
  • Advises national and multinational clients on technology, software and related data protection aspects, including advice to several banking institutions regarding outsourcing and SaaS contracts and related regulatory matters under Swiss law
  • Advises service providers and customers in the digital construction (BIM) and real estate / facility management field (IoT / connected buildings)

Career

Professional Experience
2017
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2016
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Technology transaction Associate at a law firm in Mountain View
2010
IP / IT Associate in a Zurich law firm
2008
Judicial Secretary at the District Court of Zurich
Education and Admission
2017
Master of Advanced Studies in Real Estate, University of Zurich
2014
LL.M. in Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley
2010
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2009
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
2002
lic. iur., University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular speaking engagements and publications on technology law, digital matters and data privacy / data protection
  • Member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Member of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS)
  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society Switzerland (LES-CH)
  • Lecturer at Campus Sursee (center of learning for construction specialists)
 

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