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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).


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s ‘impressive’ IP practice exhibits ‘unique experience’ and ‘excellent court decision know-how’ in contentious patent, trade mark, copyright and licensing matters for pharmaceutical, biotechnological and medical devices companies. The team defended Quark Pharmaceuticals in an ICC arbitration concerning a patent licensing agreement. Brother Industries, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Bayer are also active clients. ‘To-the-point, commercial and strong advocatPhilipp Groz and Roland Mathys are the key partners. Andrea Mondini left for Times Attorneys in October 2017.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

First-rate firmSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd is highly recommended for its advice on competition, dispute resolution, TMT and transport matters, while banking and finance is another strong focus. David Mamane, Martin Lanz, Roland Mathys and Alexander von Ziegler are the main partners; Philipp Groz and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are other names to note. Martin Bernet left the firm to establish Bernet Arbitration / Dispute management. Jürg Borer left to establish Borer Attorneys at Law.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd covers administrative law procedures involving energy producers and distributors, as well as regulatory matters and public procurement in the telecommunications, technology and environmental sectors. The team advised Sopra Steria on various ICT public procurement projects and represented Services Industriels de Lausanne in proceedings against regulator ElCom concerning the energy and grid tariff. ICT lead Roland Mathys and competition partner David Mamane is the key figure. Jürg Borer left to establish Borer Attorneys at Law.

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Within: Leading individuals

Roland Mathys - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Within: TMT

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd’s ‘competitive, pragmatic and solution-oriented’ team consists of ‘top professionals who have an excellent track record as well as deep knowledge and understanding of client needs’. The group handles IP, competition, compliance and contentious issues for TMT clients as well as major technology system implementation, outsourcing and digital transformation matters. Recent highlights include advising Schindler on an IT infrastructure outsourcing and assisting Manor Group with the development of a new IT platform. The ‘highly experiencedRoland Mathys is ‘always focused and target-oriented’ and has a ‘clear strategic instinct to state-of-the-art solutions in a very constructive way’. Competition partner David Mamaneis good at taking the client’s commercial reality into account for his advice’.

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