Dr iur Mark A. Reutter > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer




Mark Reutter’s practice focuses both on a comprehensive advising of clients who are active in the information and technology field and on the advising of other corporate and private clients in relation to technology, arts and entertainment, intellectual property as well as restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. Mark Reutter counsels Swiss and international clients and deals with the structuring, negotiation and implementation of projects and other commercial and contractual matters. He also conducts insolvency related assessments. He is a member of the Information Technology, Energy, Intellectual Property and Competition Team and of the Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group at Walder Wyss.

Mark Reutter is an associate lecturer at the University of Fribourg for IT- and Telecommunications law and president of the International Association of Lawyers / Union International des Avocats (UIA) commission for IT- and Telecommunications law. As a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) task forces on outsourcing and on technology transfer, Mark A. Reutter was engaged in drafting business guidelines and model contracts for use in international commerce. As appointed specialist, Mark Reutter served in the expert group ‘e-health’ of the Swiss government. Being passionate for the arts, Mark Reutter acts as vice president of the Kunsthalle Zurich and is a member of several art foundations.


He is fluent in German, English and French and speaks Italian and Spanish


Zurich and Switzerland Bar Association


Mark A. Reutter was educated at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich (lic. iur. 1989, Dr. iur. 1992) and at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1998 and teaching fellow). Before joining Walder Wyss in 1995, Mark A. Reutter worked as a research and teaching assistant with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and as a clerk with the Zurich District Court’s bankruptcy section. During 1999, he was a foreign associate with a New York law firm.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Walder Wyss Ltd. is highlighted for its ‘combination of insolvency law expertise and corporate law insight‘. The team handles insolvencies, financial restructurings and corporate rescues for debtors and creditors; it is particularly experienced in acting for Swiss companies with head companies that are subject to a US Chapter 11 proceeding. The practice is led by Christoph StäubliMark ReutterDominik Hohler and Dieter HofmannMicha Bühler has dispute resolution expertise.

Switzerland > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Mark ReutterWalder Wyss Ltd.

Walder Wyss Ltd.’s TMT practice has particular experience in the financial services sector, acting for established financial institutions, credit card issuers and start-ups on financial technology projects. The team, which frequently draws on internal cross-departmental groups, has ‘excellent know-how’ and handles multi-stream projects, including advising on GDPR compliance for domestic clients, technology transactions and TMT litigation. Mark Reutter specialises in structuring, negotiating and implementing TMT projects and general contractual matters; Michael Isler focuses on outsourcings, technology transfers and platform projects; and David Vasella focuses on Swiss and EU data protection matters, including compliance implementation projects. Monique Sturny made partner in 2021.