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Dr. Samuel Klaus, LL.M.

Senior Associate

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

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

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)


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Technology transaction associate in a major law firm in Mountain View, USA
IP / IT associate in a major law firm in Zurich
Judicial Secretary at the District Court of Zurich

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


  • Who's Who Legal: TMT, Data Privacy & Protection and Data Security

„really good for IT contracts“