Your team for Swiss Law, Tax & Compliance

Our lawyers, tax experts and notaries are organized under the direction of experienced partners in practice teams, covering all areas of commercial law. Our breadth of practice ensures we have the right team available for every mandate and client. Our offices can be found in Zurich and Basel, the two largest business centers of Switzerland.

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GDPR ante portas: Top Management Attention for Data Protection and Security

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from May 25, 2018. Over the past few months, it has brought data protection and security to the attention of the top management. The ongoing GDPR Compliance projects offer the opportunity to strengthen the trust of customers and employees in the company's data management and to take measures to avoid putting it at risk. In this current topic window, we highlight various aspects of data management and the handling of data in connection with digital business models.

Legal Data Management within a Group
Legal data management ideally sets standards for how the entire group of companies processes personal data but this is often difficult to implement in practice. An affected group company should not wait for a possible group decision, but should actively promote legal data management at company level.

Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing (DE)
Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Edge Computing are enabling data driven business models that have been unthinkable until very recently. "Legal Engineering" enables innovators to leverage the opportunities of new technologies while controlling legal and reputational risks.

The GDPR and Switzerland: 10 Myths and Misconceptions
The GDPR will apply from May 25, 2018. In this blog post, we highlight ten myths we encounter in our practice (namely in the context of ongoing GDPR compliance projects for Swiss companies) and clarify the corresponding misconceptions.

GDPR Requirements: Our One-page Overview
The GDPR is not a bright example of an easy-to-understand legal act. Here you will find our overview of the most important requirements on one page.

Digital Business Law Bites

Series Digital Business Law Bites

Over the last 25 years, digitalization has captured all business sectors and in some cases  turned them upside down.

With the "Digital Business Law Bites" series, we give a small insight into our abundant experience and client projects in the field of digital business processes.

Am 25. Mai 2018 tritt die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) in Kraft. Die erhöhten Anforderungen an den Umgang mit personenbezogenen Daten werden...

On 1 March 2018, the totally revised Federal Mail and Telecommunications Surveillance Act (MTSA/"BÜPF") and its five implementing Ordinances entered...



The 2018 rankings released by  Legal 500 acknowledge VISCHER's position as one of Switzerland's leading lawfirms. VISCHER stands out in the first...


We are pleased to welcome our newest partner Michael Waldner who will lead our Health Care Practice Group. He has longstanding experience in advising...


On 27 September 2017, the Swiss Parliament elected Stefan Kohler to the position of associate judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court. The Patent...


On September 21, VISCHER partner Dr. Matthias Staehelin kicked off the legal sessions of the BaseLaunch Healthcare Accelerator Program with a...


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