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“experienced and well-known technology lawyer”

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“excellent IT and data protection expert”

Roland Mathys

Jessica Polazarov


Roland Mathys is a Partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group. He advises clients in tech sourcing transactions and major technology projects, particularly in the finance, life sciences, health and retail industries. He also renders advice in all matters related to emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, blockchain, AI). Data protection, both under Swiss law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, cybersecurity, digital platforms, technology related compliance issues and ICT dispute resolution are further strong fields of his activity.


  • Counsels Pax, a major Swiss pension and life insurance company, in its tech sourcing and data protection related matters
  • Advises Voi, one of Europe's most important providers of e-scooters, in relation to its technology and data business in Switzerland
  • Counsels Manor, Switzerland's largest department store chain, in ICT related matters
  • Advises several large Silicon Valley technology companies in data privacy, telecommunications and regulatory matters under Swiss law


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate and Partner in a Basel business law firm
Education and Admission
LL.M. in ICT Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Basel
lic. oec. publ. in Business Administration and Computer Science, University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Co-Editor of sic!, Switzerland's leading legal journal for intellectual property, information and competition law
  • Chair of the Oversight Committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Cybersecurity Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Technology Law Committee
  • Co-chair of the Law Committee of swissICT, the leading Swiss organization of ICT professionals
  • Member of the Legal Circle of SWICO, the leading Swiss organization of ICT providers
  • Listed as neutral with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and as arbitrator/mediator with the Institution for IT and Data Dispute Resolution (ITDR)

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