Mr Roland Mathys > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

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.


  • Counsels Bayer for various matters related to data privacy in the health and medtech sector
  • Advises Coop, one of the largest Swiss retailers, in ICT and data protection matters
  • Counsels Manor, Switzerland’s largest department store chain, in ICT related matters
  • Advises several large Silicon Valley technology companies in data privacy, telecommunications and regulatory matters under Swiss law


2014 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2000 – Associate and Partner in a Basel business law firm


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Co-Editor of sic!, Switzerland’s leading periodical for intellectual property, information and competition law
  • Chair of the Data Protection Committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Cybersecurity Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Technology Law Committee
  • Co-chair of the Law Committee of swissICT, the leading Swiss organization of ICT professionals
  • Member of the Legal Circle of SWICO, the leading Swiss organization of ICT providers
  • Listed as neutral with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center


2003 – LL.M. in ICT Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

2000 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1998 – lic. iur., University of Basel

1994 – lic. oec. publ. in Business Administration and Computer Science, University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Roland MathysSchellenberg 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.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s data protection and data privacy team works closely with related practices of the firm, such as regulatory, competition and intellectual property, in order to offer a full service to clients. The team has specialist knowledge of the banking and finance, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, retail and construction sectors. The practice, headed by Roland Mathys, is experienced in acting for a wide range of clients, from start-ups to international publicly listed companies, on both the vendor and buyer side in the information and communications technology industry and has a noteworthy track record of M&A transactions and related due diligence reviews.

Switzerland > Public law

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s public law practice has a focus on advising on all issues related to administrative law and public procurement procedures. The ‘highly engaged, proactive‘ team acts for clients from a variety of sectors, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, transport, media and telecommunications, including representation in administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal courts. The ‘super bright, easy to work with, fast, responsiveDavid Mamane heads the team with Yves Jeanrenaud. Roland Mathys and Frank Bremer are further key contacts.