Technology and Outsourcing

Specialist knowhow and proven track record of transactional and regulatory advice in all technology and data related matters.

Our Technology and Outsourcing practice offers a wide range of transactional and regulatory work in all areas of technology and digitization across industries. With our multi-disciplinary team of tech-savvy and experienced lawyers, we combine leading legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of technologies and the digital economy – along the entire value chain of our clients' businesses.

Our expertise is aimed at advising, negotiating and implementing transactional structures and practical solutions that effectively address our clients' goals. We frequently represent clients before Swiss regulatory and supervisory authorities. To combine expertise in all fields relevant for each individual case, our specialized teams cooperate seamlessly across practices to integrate legal services.

Activities include:

Data-driven business models, platform solutions:

  • Creation, protection and exploitation of property rights
  • Digitization and digital transformation projects
  • Big data
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning
  • Digital marketplaces, eCommerce, electronic contracts/signatures
  • Industry 4.0, internet of things (IoT)

Infrastructure and technology transactions:

  • Outsourcing (regulated and non-regulated industries)
  • Offshoring, nearshoring
  • Infrastructure (ITO) and business process (BPO) transactions
  • Hosting, cloud computing, managed services
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) arrangements
  • Strategic business alliances, joint ventures

ICT projects and software:

  • Software development, licensing and distribution
  • Software acquisition and implementation
  • Open source software
  • Complex ICT projects
  • M&A unbundling and IT integration, transitional services

Data protection and privacy, cyber security (Swiss and international law, including EU-GDPR):

  • Data governance, privacy policies
  • Cross-border data transfer, data processing agreements
  • Cyber security, cyber incident response
  • eDiscovery, internal investigations
  • Data management, banking and other professional secrecies
  • Security policies, bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
  • Surveillance and monitoring

FinTech, distributed ledger technology (DLT):

  • Blockchain, smart contracts
  • Crypto finance, digitized capital markets
  • Tokenisation of securities, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, STOs
  • Digital assets, custody solutions, trading platforms
  • Mobile payment services, payment systems
  • Regulatory and compliance, FINMA authorizations
  • InsurTech, RegTech, CorpTech

Media and telecommunications:

  • Broadcasting
  • Convergence, online media
  • Entertainment, content licensing
  • Social media, advertising and promotion
  • Telecoms regulatory
  • MVNO, network sharing
  • Roaming agreements