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Basel, Zurich

Dr Rolf Auf der Maur

Work +41 58 211 34 00

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Information and Communication Technology, Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property


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


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.


German, English, French.


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.


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


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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Vischer’s biggest strengths are advisory and contentious IP services in the broadcasting media and life sciences industries. The team is representing Swisscom in the first Swiss ISP blocking case against film rights holders and regularly advises Netflix on copyright issues in Switzerland. Private TV network 3 Plus Group is another key client. Rolf Auf der Maurprovides pragmatic, useful advice in a timely fashion’.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Vischer is particularly recommended for its public law, M&A and litigation expertise as well as its industry knowledge of the healthcare, TMT and transport sectors. Stefan Kohler, Rolf auf der Maur, Stefan Rechsteiner, Benedict Christ and Christian Oetiker are the most prominent partners; Michael Waldner is recommended as up-and-coming.

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Within: Leading individuals

Rolf Auf der Maur - Vischer

Within: TMT

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’.

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