Dr iur Michael Isler > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236
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Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology Group.


Michael Isler is a partner in the product groups Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Data Protection. He regularly advises in complex outsourcing, technology transfer and platform projects from the conceptual and negotiation phase to dispute settlement. He further enjoys a vast experience in copyright, trademark and patent law. A particular focus of his work is dedicated to the life sciences and health sector as well as the financial industry. He is co-editor of the Swiss Life Science Law Review.


Michael arrived at Walder Wyss in 2014 and became partner in 2017.Before joining a major law firm in Basel and Zurich in 2010, has worked for several years as inhouse counsel at a technology group and a global telecom infrastructure and service provider.


German, English.


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, INTA.


Michael Isler was educated at the Universities of Zurich (lic. iur. 2000) and Louvain and also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Lucerne (2011).


Skiing, race cycling, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > TMT

Walder Wyss Ltd. focuses on outsourcing projects, GDPR implementation, and regulatory and contractual assistance. Mark Reutter and Michael Isler‘s team, which has continued to advise on the joint venture structure of insurance consortium B3i, stands out for its ‘wide range of expertise‘ owing to its ‘unique collection of outstanding practitioners‘. The ‘committed‘ and ‘pragmatic‘ David Vasella, who made partner in January 2019, led on an industry first for the Swiss Bankers Association by drafting guidelines for cloud migration projects. Former managing associate Dirk Spacek joined CMS as a partner in February 2019.