A founding partner of Suffert Neuenschwander & Partner, Dr. Neuenschwander is a specialist in IT and telecommunications law, advising Swiss and international firms.

With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry and consulting, he is one of the highest-profile experts on complex contract projects and plays a leading role in system integration, core banking application and outsourcing projects as well as large XaaS projects. He also advises companies on designing, developing and negotiating licensing and distribution models and related contracts. Mr Neuenschwander also has extensive experience with M&A in the tech sector. Mr Neuenschwander is a frequent speaker on contemporary topics in ICT law.

  • IT, telecom and data privacy law
  • Digitalisation, outsourcing and cloud projects
  • Commercial and distribution law
  • Intellectual property and competition law
  • Swiss and international corporate and contract law
  • Advising start-ups and growth firms
  • Party appointed arbitrator in IT arbitration proceedings
  • Advisory board mandates
  • Advisory and management board member at several technology and distribution companies
  • external Legal advisor to SWICO (Schweizerischer Wirtschaftsverband Digitale Schweiz) and co-chairman of the Legal Circle
  • external Legal adviser to digitalswitzerland (the umbrella organisation for information and communication technology associations, provider firms and user firms)
  • Co-founder of the Records Management Centre of Excellence
  • Former board member of the Swiss and European Associations of Company Lawyers (VSUJ, ECLA)
  • Former IT law lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences for the Business Engineering and Business Consulting Master’s level courses

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1989/90 IMD (International Advanced Management Program)
1986 Admitted to the Swiss bar
1983 University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1981 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
since 2003 Partner at SNPlegal
1998 Attorney-at-law at a Zurich law firm primarily active in
commercial law
from 1986 Legal Counsel Switzerland, later Legal Counsel Europe for
Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq, in turn
acquired by HP)