Legal 500 (EMEA 2020) - "TMT"
"Clients appreciate VISCHER's 'fast response times, great flexibility' and 'good business sense' when handling cloud-based software as a service offerings, cross-border data security and GDPR issues, and IT sourcing transactions. The team advised Tiko on the business-to-business and customer agreements for its energy consumption optimisation service and is assisting Swisscom AG with various matters following on from representing it in Switzerland's first ISP blocking case. Practice head Rolf Auf der Maur has 'excellent knowledge' and is noted for his 'transparent working methods'. Other work, largely led by Basel-based Christian Wyss, involves third-party collaboration and software licensing agreements for DigitalPK, Skillue and Sympany."
Best Lawyers Switzerland 2015 - 2019
Recommended for Entertainmend Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law - Copyright, Media Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law.
Lawyer of the year 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "TMT" - Tier 1
"VISCHER's TMT practice has experience of sector-relevant convergence issues, regulatory requirements, online services licensing, outsourcing and transfer agreements. Rolf Auf der Maur successfully represented Swisscom as defendant in the first Swiss ISP-blocking matter brought by film rights holders, while Basel-based Christian Wyss assists Sympany with the review, drafting and negotiation of various different IT agreements with suppliers and outsourcing providers. Netflix, Quadrant and Additiv also feature in the client list."
Chambers Europe (2019) - "TMT" - Band 1
"Rolf Auf der Maur is noted for his expertise across a variety of TMT matters and for his extensive recent activity in data privacy and data security matters. He assisted Quadrant with a global data protection and GDPR compliance project. He also frequently advises on copyright issues. Clients describe him as "very creative and efficient when we need to deal with difficult situations."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2018) - "TMT" - Tier 1
"Vischer delivers ‘a very good performance with quick reactions, subject competency and a solution-oriented approach’. The practice is particularly well known for broadcasting and e-commerce matters, while also handling IT and telecommunication cases. Recent highlights include representing Swisscom in Switzerland’s first ISP blocking case brought by film rights holders and advising Netflix on copyright issues as well as on regulatory requirements for VOD services. Private TV network 3 Plus Group is another active client. Rolf Auf der Maur is a ‘proven specialist’."
Chambers Europe (2018) - "TMT"
"Significant team active in the IT and telecommunications sector, representing clients in litigation, as well as procurement and outsourcing matters. Advises on data protection and privacy law aspects of TMT with further experience of copyright and compliance issues. Further strengths include acting on project agreements for the development and implementation of core software. Assists with internet advertising and licences for online services. Strengths One client lauds the team as a 'standout for its regulatory know-how and industry expertise,' adding that the lawyers 'turn around and come back with suggestions for solutions very quickly, and go the extra mile if something urgent is coming up.' Others appreciate the team's 'business acumen and understanding of start-up needs.'"
Chambers Europe (2018) - "TMT"
"Rolf Auf der Maur assisted EBL with the drafting and negotiation of the framework, licence and systems integration agreements for new asset management software. He has expertise in a range of TMT matters, including data protection and the transition of data management services, as well as notable experience of disputes regarding outsourcing issues. One source highlights his 'business-minded approach' and also appreciates his ability to deliver 'a sound analysis of an issue' and 'options for solutions and real guidance on how to proceed.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA 2017) - "TMT"
"Vischer’s ‘highly skilled’ team assisted insurer Sympany with negotiating IT contracts and has been advising Ring Central on data protection and telecoms regulatory matters. Other clients include 3 Plus, Netflix and Swisscom. Rolf Auf der Maur and Christian Wyss are recommended."
Chambers Europe (2017) - "TMT" - Band 1
"Rolf Auf der Maur is highly regarded for advising international and domestic clients on cloud-based solutions and other IT issues. Clients enthuse that he is 'very good tactically in negotiations, business-minded and very calm.' He assisted RingCentral with Swiss regulatory and privacy requirements. His clients include online retailers and telecoms providers."
Chambers Europe (2017) - "TMT"
"Clients describe the lawyers as 'very efficient, business-minded and fast.'
Clients also say that the team are 'very supportive, fast, innovative and client-oriented.'"