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Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Jürg Schneider is a partner at Walder Wyss and head of our Lausanne office. His practice areas include Information Technology, Data Protection, and Outsourcing. He regularly advises both Swiss and international firms on comprehensive licensing, development, system integration, and global outsourcing projects. He has deep and extensive experience in the fields of data protection, information security, and e-commerce, with a particular focus on transborder and international contexts.

He has previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Neuchâtel, as a trainee at the legal department of the Canton of Neuchâtel, and in a Neuchâtel law firm.


Jürg Schneider speaks German, French, and English.


Jürg Schneider is a member of the board of directors of the International Technology Law Association and former co-chair of its data protection committee.


Jürg Schneider was educated at the University of Neuchâtel (lic. iur. 1992, Dr. iur. 1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Walder Wyss Ltd. fields ‘one of the largest and most competent data privacy teams in Switzerland‘. The team is sought out by clients from a variety of industry sectors to assist with compliance implementations, investigations, and representation before courts and data protection authorities, among other matters. The practice is headed by leading Swiss data privacy expert David Vasella, ‘a household name in the Swiss data privacy community‘, who regularly advises Swiss and international clients on a wide range of data protection matters. Jürg Schneider, Martin Zobl, senior associate Florian Roth and associate Bernadette Bucheli further strengthen the practice.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s team provides a ‘great all-around service‘, with Olivier Sigg heading the Geneva office and Jürg Schneider leading the Lausanne office. The ‘highly skilled‘ team is particularly recognised within corporate, banking and finance, regulatory, litigation and arbitration, white-collar criminal law, real estate, private client, and tax matters. Notable names include Diana Akikol for arbitration, Adriano Antonietti  for Swiss regulatory and compliance issues, and Fouad Sayegh for HNWI matters.