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 > Fintech

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd’s fintech practice is ‘very up to date on all matters pertaining to fintech and ICOs and blockchain and distributed ledger technology‘ and members of the team ‘excel in the regulatory elements of such structures‘. The team is adept at advising on various fintech matters, including the issuance of crypto currencies, utility tokens and asset tokens, crypto currency brokerage and storage solutions, ICO executions and smart contracts. The ‘excellentOlivier Favre and Tarek Houdrouge, ‘one of the best for fintech-related work‘ head the practice and are specialised in regulatory and transactional matters. Samuel Klaus has ‘great legal expertise‘ regarding technology projects. Caroline Clemetson is highly experienced in digital asset matters.

Switzerland > TMT

(Next Generation Partners)

Samuel KlausSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is particularly adept at advising on interdisciplinary matters requiring telecommunication, information technology, intellectual property as well as competition law expertise. The group has particular sector expertise in the retail, healthcare and life sciences, finance, banking as well as insurance industries where the practice advises on issues regarding emerging technologies as well as data privacy and data protection matters. The team, which has an impressive track record of advising on technology transactions, is headed by Roland Mathys, who also advises on software development, digital platforms and technology IP protection issues. Samuel Klaus‘ specialisms include outsourcing projects.