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.

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.


Mark A. Reutter is fluent in German, English and French and speaks Italian and Spanish.


Being passionate for the arts, Mark Reutter acts as vice president of the Kunsthalle Zurich and is a member of several art foundations.


Born in 1964, 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).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Mark ReutterWalder Wyss Ltd.

Walder Wyss Ltd. boasts ‘one of the strongest and largest TMT practice teams among Swiss law firms‘. Headed by David Vasella, the team represents clients in judicial proceedings, arbitral tribunals as well as in investigations by authorities and provides ‘constructive legal advice‘ on a wide range of TMT matters, such as fintech, software as a service, e-commerce and technology transfers – a specialism of Mark Reutter. Recently, the ‘super practical and responsive‘ unit has been particularly busy with cloud migration projects for clients from regulated industries, such as banks. Martin Zobl  made partner at the beginning of 2022.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s team is well positioned to advise on cross-border insolvencies, restructurings, and related disputes. The group acts for creditors and debtors, which appreciate the group’s  ‘robust advice and guidance‘. Dominik Hohler specialises in restructuring/insolvency and reorganisation transactions, while his co-heads Dieter Hofmann and Mark Reutter have a background in dispute resolution and TMT respectively. Christoph Stäubli retired at the end of 2020.