Dr Rolf Auf der Maur > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

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.


Co-Head of the legal circle at Swico, the Swiss ICT and Online 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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Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Rolf Auf der MaurVISCHER

VISCHER‘s full-service TMT practice includes regulatory matters in the telecom and media sector, data security and data privacy, technology transfer arrangements, cloud-based software as a service offerings as well as fintech, smart energy and health IT. Rolf Auf Der Maur is considered ‘best in class‘, in particular with respect to his specialisms in digitalisation and online business matters. The advice of David Rosenthal ‘has huge practical value‘, among others when it comes to the ‘application of data protection implications in the litigation and investigation context‘.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Rolf Auf der MaurVISCHER

VISCHER has a strong data & privacy team embedded in its full-service offering. The group is well positioned to cover matters relating to Swiss and EU data protection and data law requirements, data-related aspects of M&A transactions, data compliance queries, as well as data protection-related disputes. Team head David Rosenthal is considered to be ‘an absolutely brilliant mind, one of the leading data protection lawyers in Switzerland‘. His practice encompasses information technology, data privacy and e-discovery. TMT-specialist Rolf Auf der Maur is another name to note.

Switzerland > Intellectual property

VISCHER acts in litigation and arbitration cases regarding, in particular, trade marks and patents, and also covers regulatory issues as well as transactional matters, such as licensing, cooperations, joint ventures and franchising. Practice head Stefan Kohler is a ‘very valuable patent litigator‘ with a focus on arbitration in pharmaceutical and biotech matters. Rolf Auf Der Maur is ‘best in class in IP topics in the media and telecommunications sector‘ and Christian Wyss has a focus on the IP aspects of M&A transactions. IP litigator Lorenz Ehrler is the key contact in the Geneva office.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

VISCHER has particular experience when it comes to M&A, capital markets and litigation matters as well as healthcare, TMT and transport matters. The team is further noted for its expertise in public law and competition matters with Michael Waldner and Klaus Neff  active here. Rolf Auf der Maur, Stefan Kohler and David Rosenthal have strengths in IP, IT, TMT and data. Benedict Christ, Stefan Rechsteiner, Christian Oetiker and Christian Wyss are other names to note.