David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal


work Schützengasse 1 Postfach 1230
8021 Zürich 苏黎世

Switzerland 瑞士


David Rosenthal is one of the most leading Swiss experts in the field of Data and Technology law, referred to in Chambers as “absolutely stellar”. His background is atypical: he graduated in law at the University of Basel in 1997 and worked as a software developer, legal advisor and journalist before joining one of Switzerland’s top law firms, where he built up and managed the data protection department, among other things. David Rosenthal is the principal author of one of the leading commentaries on data protection law. In addition to data law (including GDPR) he advises projects in the IT and digital business sector and represents clients in technology-related arbitration proceedings. His clients include major international corporations as well as Swiss SMEs, start-ups and public authorities; he is regarded as pragmatic, efficient and solution-oriented. Rosenthal also has some 15 years of experience in conducting internal investigations and e-Discovery projects. He is Secretary of the Association for Corporate Data Protection (VUD) and the Cross-border eDiscovery Privacy & Investigations Association (CeDIV), as well as lecturer at the ETH Zurich and the University of Basel.


  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1997)


  • Partner at VISCHER (since 2020)
  • Secretary of CeDIV, the Cross-border eDiscovery Privacy & Investigations Association (since 2015)
  • Secretary of VUD, a corporate data protection association (since 2012)
  • Solicitor at Homburger, Zurich (2001-2019)
  • Management Committee member of the ICT Division of the Federal Critical Supply Agency (Wirtschaftlichen Landesversorgung; 2001-2014)
  • Member of the Federal Appeals Commission for Telecommunications (1998-1999)
  • Lecturer on information technology law at the University of Basel (since 1999) and ETH Zurich (since 2006)
  • Freelance journalist, press agency owner (1989-2002)
  • Freelance software developer and IT consultant (1987-2002)


  • Forum for Communications Law (SF-FS, Executive Board Member)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Swiss Association for Intellectual Property Law (Ingres)


  • 德语
  • 英语


  • 不正当竞争
  • 行政法
  • 合规
  • 合同法
  • 互联网法
  • 监管
  • 经济犯罪
  • 科技法
  • 人格权法
  • 数据保护
  • 私人客户
  • 通信法
  • 信息法
  • 许可协议
  • 医疗健康法
  • 银行法
  • 知识产权
  • 仲裁
  • eDiscovery
  • Investigations
  • IT 法




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