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Legal counsel on ICT and data

Information and communication technology (ICT) is the engine of the New Economy, and data is the fuel it runs on. The age of ICT has opened up many new opportunities, but created problems and exposure to risks as well. Data access, data ownership, data security and data protection are just a few of the new challenges that have arisen for companies operating on a data-based business model.

Our IT and Communications Law specialists provide you with their extensive legal expertise, drawing on the experience gained over the years in large and small digital transformation projects in various industries. We take a pragmatic approach in ensuring that your IT projects, cloud-based solutions, smart contract projects, innovative apps and data business models are designed, managed and further developed in legally compliant fashion.

Support for service providers and corporate clients

Our clients are service providers of all kinds, including providers of IT and digital services. We draft and negotiate IT, telecommunications and data-related contracts, assist with dispute resolution and regularly represent companies in court, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

Our team members’ expertise covers industry-specific regulations and self-regulation requirements for a wide range industries, enabling us to provide regulatory services including political lobbying and conducting negotiations with administrative authorities.

Our ICT service array:

  • Advice on conducting cloud computing projects
  • Execution of e-business projects (online platforms, digital marketplaces, data exchanges, apps, etc.)
  • Advice on smart contract and blockchain/DLT projects
  • End-to-end legal assessment of technology-based business models and products spanning contract, data protection, IP, regulatory, antitrust/fair competition, labour, tax and corporate law
  • Legal framework-related services for hosting and other internet providers
  • Support services for IT outsourcing and other IT projects including contract drafting, review and negotiation
  • Software contracts, licensing, audit-related and other disputes
  • Counsel, legal representation and litigation in connection with failed IT projects
  • Telecommunications law services (contracts, interconnection, roaming, telecommunications monitoring)
  • Regulation of technology, use of technologies in regulated markets (health apps, etc.)
  • Use of social media and user-generated content platforms
  • The complete spectrum of issues connected with data protection and security

"We are very proud to be at the core of the new economy and to help our clients to identify, protect and monetise new opportunities in this exciting area.”

Rolf Auf der Maur, Head, Information and Communications

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