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Europe Switzerland TMT

TMT stands for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. This broad section incorporates work relating to these three areas of law. Technology includes outsourcing between corporates and suppliers of IT services, IT procurement and regulatory matters in the sector. The section also considers M&A activity in the sector but places priority on those firms and individuals that demonstrate a specialised knowledge in the requirements of the sector. Media includes contentious and non-contentious advertising and marketing matters as well as activity relating to the Film & TV, music, publishing and theatre industries. This includes production, financing and distribution aspects. Telecommunications includes transactional and litigation advice to telecoms companies and wireless operators, and the regulatory issues that such companies face. Other matters include interconnection and resales laws, multimedia agreements and licensing activity. Unless there is a more specific chapter, Data Protection is also included in the TMT chapter. This covers regulatory advice on data protection and privacy compliance, cases of data security breaches, representation of clients in investigations, enforcement actions or litigation relating to data protection and privacy. Work of an international nature can include advising clients with multinational operations on data security issues relating to cross-border transfers of data, such as in large-scale outsourcing transactions involving a number of countries, and on global or multi-jurisdictional privacy compliance programmes.

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Band 1
  1. Walder Wyss Ltd
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    Walder Wyss Ltd
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Walder Wyss has a stellar team renowned for its work in IT and telecommunications. The law firm has notable activity in outsourcing, cloud service agreements and software licensing for both domestic and international clients. It represents clients in data governance and data privacy mandates, including both advising on non-contentious compliance matters and defending them in investigations carried out by the Swiss Data Protection Authority. The team's clients are drawn from a wide range of fields, including financial services, retail and healthcare, as well as public sector clients.
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Band 2
  1. Homburger
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    Homburger
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Homburger has a strong practice in the technology field, with particular expertise in IT outsourcing projects and cloud migration projects. The law firm has further notable strength in data protection and data transfer issues, as well as data breach issues, disputes around the right to be forgotten and damages claims. Additionally, the team assists clients with drafting IT and media sector contracts and advises on compliance with telecommunications regulations.
  2. Niederer Kraft Frey
    2
    Niederer Kraft Frey
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Niederer Kraft Frey is highly rated for its extensive work in the data protection field, frequently advising on GDPR compliance and cybersecurity. The law firm offers significant experience in the handling of outsourcing projects and software licensing agreements, including in respect to the Internet of Things. The team additionally advises on the establishment of new technology centres and the launch of new products, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
  3. Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
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    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Schellenberg Wittmer is active in data protection, IT contractual and IT outsourcing matters for clients from the financial, pharmaceutical and insurance sectors. The law firm represents clients in dispute resolution matters around IT licensing agreements. It additionally assists clients with the establishment of new technology platforms.
  4. VISCHER
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    VISCHER
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    VISCHER has a significant team active in the IT and telecommunications sector, representing clients in the negotiation of outsourcing arrangements and cloud migration projects. The law firm has additional experience in contentious matters, including around ISP blocking and administrative issues in the telecoms sector. It is further active in media sector matters, such as compliance cases in regard to VOD services. The team also advises on data protection and privacy law, with experience in responses to data breaches.
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Band 3
  1. Bär & Karrer Ltd
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    Bär & Karrer Ltd
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Bär & Karrer has a well-respected team which regularly advises online businesses and technology companies. The law firm often handles data protection issues and the development of new technology products. It is also recommended for media rights agreements and regulatory issues in the telecommunications sector, including around licensing.
  2. id est avocats sarl
    3
    id est avocats sarl
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    id est avocats sarl is a law firm focusing on IT, technology and e-commerce. It regularly advises on data protection compliance and IT sector disputes with both domestic and cross-border implications. It often acts for non-profit organisations on issues related to databases and TMT agreements. The team also advises on the procurement and development of IT systems.
  3. Laux Lawyers AG
    3
    Laux Lawyers AG
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Laux is a boutique law firm with a strong focus on technology sector matters, including cloud migration projects and contractual matters. It offers additional experience in data protection matters. The team assists clients from a range of industries, including insurance, tech startups and healthcare.
  4. Lenz & Staehelin
    3
    Lenz & Staehelin
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Lenz & Staehelin has a respected team which handles a wide variety of matters across IT outsourcing, data protection and software licensing. The law firm is praised for its focus on IT matters related to the financial sector and acts for a host of domestic and international clients. The team has further experience advising on regulatory compliance in relation to telecommunications platforms and data-based services.
  5. MLL Legal
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    MLL Legal
    TMT
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep is well versed in data protection and data privacy matters, including GDPR and compliance issues. The law firm represents clients in the negotiation of IT contracts and in technology sector disputes. It is noted for advising on e-commerce and advertising regulations. The team often assists clients with the launch of new technology products and software development projects.