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

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

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.’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.