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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Geneva, Singapore, Zurich

Roland Mathys

Work +41 44 215 52 52
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Work Department

Zurich / Information and Communication Technology / Data Protection / Intellectual Property / Competition and Antitrust / International Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Blockchain Technologies & FinTech / Telecommunication


Roland Mathys is a Partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group. He advises clients in outsourcing transactions and major technology projects, particularly in the finance, life science and retail industries. He also renders advice in all matters related to emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, blockchain, AI). Data protection, both under Swiss law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, technology related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are further strong fields of his activity.


Major Swiss business law firm in Basel as partner and head of the firm’s ICT, IP and competition practice team. Partner at Schelleberg Wittmer (2014).


German, English, French


International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw). The Technology Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). The Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF•FS). The Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property (INGRES). The German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI). Panelist to the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Director of ITechLaw.


University of Zurich, Business Administration and Computer Science, lic.oec.publ./MA (1994). University of Basel, Law degree (summa cum laude) lic.iur./MLaw (1998). London School of Economics, LL.M. in ICT law (2003). Swiss bar (2000).


Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with high-end work in dispute resolution, banking and finance, transport, sports and TMT. David Mamane, Martin Lanz, 'outstanding data protection lawyer' Roland Mathys, Manuel Liatowitsch, Christopher Boog and Alexander von Ziegler are the main partners, while Philipp Groz and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are also noted.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd provides regulatory, compliance-related and procurement advice, with a major focus on energy, transport, construction and competition matters. TMT partner Roland Mathys assists start-up company Fairtiq with data privacy, contractual and financing work, while David Mamane handles the regulatory, public procurement and competition law aspects arising from the CHF850m acquisition of Alpiq Engineering Services by Bouygues Construction. Uber Switzerland, BKW and Axpo Energy Utility are among its other clients.

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Roland Mathys - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Within: TMT

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd regularly works on outsourcing projects, transactions, contractual and compliance matters, as well as dispute resolution, for emerging technology, telecoms, media, banking, pharmaceutical and construction clients. Practice lead Roland Mathys advises Ernst & Young on the drafting and negotiation of ICT contracts and data privacy law. Manor and Coop also feature in the client list. IT competition partner David Mamane is another name to note.

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