Best Lawyers Switzerland 2015 - 2021

Recommended for Entertainmend Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law - Copyright, Media Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law.

Lawyer of the year 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Best Lawyers Switzerland 2021

Recommended for Information Technoloigy Law, Media Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law

Best Lawyer of the year 2021

Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders (Global 2020) - "Data - Telecoms & Media"

"Rolf Auf der Maur is commended for his considerable experience handling mergers and acquisitions and related regulatory matters for clients in the media and telecoms space." He is listed as Global Elite Thought Leader.

Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders (Global 2020) - "Entertainment"

Recommended for Entertainment

Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders (Switzerland 2020) - "Sports & Entertainment"

Recommended for Sports & Entertainment

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’."

Media Law International 2018 - Tier 1

"Media specialist Vischer is among national leaders for digital media matters. According to one client “The firm does excellent work. Not only in the core areas of media law but also in other practice areas where we need support, for example tax law and labour law.” With an entertainment specialisation, the practice group advises on television broadcast, film, music and gaming. Managed by Rolf Auf der Maur, the group collaborates with the information and communication, intellectual property and competition departments."

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.'"

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