Dr Samuel Klaus > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich

Work Department

 Information and Communication Technology / Corporate and Commercial / Blockchain / Technologies & FinTech / Construction / Telecommunication / IT Security and Cybercrime


Samuel Klaus is a Partner in our Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group in Zurich. He represents and advises clients in technology and outsourcing projects, in software, licensing and data protection related matters and regarding new technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT) or blockchain.


  • Broad experience in information technology contracts and new technology matters
  • Advises national and multinational clients on technology, software and related data protection aspects, including advice to several banking institutions regarding outsourcing and SaaS contracts and related regulatory matters under Swiss law
  • Advises service providers and customers in the digital construction (BIM) and real estate / facility management field (IoT / connected buildings)


2020 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2017 – Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2016 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2014 – Technology transaction Associate at a law firm in Mountain View

2010 – IP / IT Associate in a Zurich law firm

2008 – Judicial Secretary at the District Court of Zurich


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Regular speaking engagements and publications on technology law, digital matters and data privacy / data protection
  • Member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Member of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS)
  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society Switzerland (LES-CH)
  • Lecturer at Campus Sursee (center of learning for construction specialists)


2017 – Master of Advanced Studies in Real Estate, University of Zurich

2014 – LL.M. in Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley

2010 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

2009 – Dr. iur., University of Zurich

2002 – lic. iur., University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

(Next Generation Partners)

Samuel KlausSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

The TMT practice at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd acts for clients from a variety of sectors, including the financial services, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, retail and construction industries, handling a broad array of contentious and non-contentious issues. The team combines expertise in telecoms, IT, competition and IP law to provide advice on information and communication technology transactions, public procurements, cooperation agreements, data protection work, cyber investigations and dispute resolution. Practice head Roland Mathys advises on software development, outsourcing and licensing mandates; Lorenza Ferrari Hofer, who joined in 2020 from Pestalozzi, and Samuel Klaus are further key contacts.

Switzerland > Fintech

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is specialised in matters relating to blockchain technology, including cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and decentralised autonomous organisations. The team also provides regulatory advice on activities relating to crypto assets, cryptocurrencies and storage solutions as well as security coin offerings and assists with compliance with anti-money laundering legislation. Olivier Favre is specialised in regulatory and transactional matters. Tarek Houdrouge advises on the set-up of cryptocurrency platforms and regulatory aspects of the development of online banking. Caroline Clemetson advises start-ups and financial entities on regulatory matters. Samuel Klaus made partner at the beginning of 2020.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

The data privacy and data protection practice at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is focused on the financial services, healthcare, retail and construction sectors with additional experience in the field of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and the internet of things. The team regularly advises on the data protection aspects of transactions as well as cybersecurity and cybercrime law. Practice head Roland Mathys is a specialist in Swiss and European data protection law. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer joined from Pestalozzi in September of 2020 and Samuel Klaus made partner in January of the same year.