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 > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Rolf Auf der MaurVISCHER

The data and privacy team at VISCHER has a strong track record handling all aspects of data privacy and data protection law, frequently advising private companies, public institutions, and international organisations. An ‘opinion leader in the field of data privacy,’ practice head David Rosenthal‘s expertise includes information technology, data protection, and e-discovery. Other individuals of note include TMT expert Rolf Auf der Maur, as well as Christian Wyss, who focuses on data protection issues in the life sciences industry.

Switzerland > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Rolf Auf der MaurVISCHER

The TMT practice at VISCHER features prominent tech companies, public bodies and financial institutions among its clients, which the firm advises on transactional, contentious and non-contentious matters. Cloud migration projects, where the team has recently advised the Canton of Zurich on its move to the Microsoft cloud, and new media solutions are among the key areas of expertise for the team led by media, telecoms and IT expert Rolf Auf der Maur and data privacy specialist David Rosenthal. Transactions in the context of IP and IT are regularly handled by Christian Wyss.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

The practice at VISCHER is headed by Christian Oetiker and Markus Guggenbühl and includes experts in ‘all relevant areas of the law‘. The team has particular strength in M&A matters as well as corporate and dispute resolution and can provide advice in specialised areas including life sciences, healthcare, energy, public law, and aviation. Rolf Auf der Maur is an expert in IT, Stefan Kohler is a key name for IP and technology and David Rosenthal is recognised for his prominence in data. Michael Waldner, Klaus Neff, Benedict Christ, Stefan Rechsteiner and Christian Wyss are other core team members.