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VISCHER

SCHĂśTZENGASSE 1, 8021, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 211 34 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 211 34 10
Email:
Web:
www.vischer.com
Basel, ZURICH

Dr Rolf Auf der Maur

Tel:
Work +41 58 211 34 00
Email:
VISCHER

Work Department

Information and Communication Technology, Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property

Position

Partner, Head of Information and Communication Technology, Head of Media and Entertainment

Career

Court clerk, associate with a mid-sized law firm specialising in intellectual property matters, associate with an internationally-oriented law firm in Zurich, intellectual property department of a leading law firm in London (1994), partner in a mid sized law firm in Zurich, lecturer for online law, co-founder of VISCHER in 2000.

Languages

German, English, French.

Member

Vice-President of the Executive Board of simsa swiss internet industry association; Member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; International Bar Association; Licensing Executives Society Association; Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Proprièté Intellectuelle; Forum on Communication Law; Swiss Institute for Industrial Property.

Education

University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1988; Dr. iur., 1990); continuing education in entertainment law at the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA (1992).

Leisure

Offshore Regatta Sailing


Switzerland

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The intellectual property department at VISCHER covers protective, strategic, transactional and contentious matters in relation to patents, copyright, designs and trade marks. Christian Wyss assisted Balderton Capital with the IP due diligence in preparation for its investment into Sophia Genetics' $30m financing round, while team lead Stefan Kohler advises Philipp Morris on the agreements required for the technological development of reduced-risk tobacco products. Rolf Der Maur, who combines intellectual property law with IT expertise, is another name to note.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

VISCHER has core strength in the healthcare, TMT and transport sectors and notable public law expertise, while also fielding strong capital markets, M&A, competition and litigation departments. Key partners include Stefan Kohler, Rolf Auf der Maur, Stefan Rechsteiner, Benedict Christ  and Christian Oetiker. Michael Waldner and Christian Wyss are other names to note.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Rolf Auf der Maur - VISCHER

Within: TMT

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.

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Legal Developments by:
VISCHER

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    On January 1, 2011, the Swiss tax law capital contribution principle (CCP) enters into force - with far reaching consequences for companies, their owners, board members and tax advisors. A few days ago the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published a Circular Letter on this change of law.
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