Dr iur David Vasella > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer




David Vasella is a partner in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He advises and represents companies on all questions of information and technology law. He specializes in data protection, intellectual property and contract law, especially in connection with the monetization of data and the digitization of business processes, and supports in data protection law compliance. He regularly gives talks and publishes in his fields of expertise.

David Vasella has a teaching mandate at the University of Zurich and is co-editor of digma (Journal for Data Law and Information Security), swissblawg (the biggest legal blog in Switzerland) and datenrecht.ch (a platform on data law). He is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E). Before joining our firm, David Vasella worked at a large business law firm in Zurich for a number of years.


David Vasella speaks German and English.


After studying law at the University of Fribourg (licentiate degree 2002), he became a member of the bar association in Zurich in 2004 and received his doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2011 in the field of capital market and unfair trading practice law (summa cum laude; awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Prize and Issekutz Prize).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

David VasellaWalder Wyss Ltd.

Walder Wyss Ltd. advises on the full range of data privacy and data protection matters. The team handles all GDPR and Swiss data protection law issues and assists with implementing compliance programmes, conducting investigations and representing clients before data protection authorities and courts. David Vasella ‘has outstanding expertise’ in IT and data protection matters and regularly leads on compliance implementation projects. Jürg Schneider is specialised in information technology and advises domestic and international clients on the data aspects of cross-border outsourcing projects, among other matters.

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.