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Dr. Samuel Klaus, LL.M.

Senior Associate

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3695
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3695
F +41 44 215 5200

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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and 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 in a major law firm in Mountain View, USA
2010
IP / IT associate in a major law firm in Zurich
2008
Judicial Secretary at the District Court of Zurich

Education and Admission
2017
MAS UZH in Real Estate
2014
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Law and Technology, UC Berkeley
2010
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2009
Dr. iur. / PhD, 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)