Our Technology expertise

Our Technology team has broad and deep expertise dealing with contentious, non-contentious and transactional legal issues relating to technology, communications, data and cybersecurity. We specialise in straight forward, practical, can-do advice which reflects how our clients do business.

The team has particular expertise in domestic and cross-border technology driven transactions including major mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions. We are proactive in providing innovative legal solutions that help businesses establish, scale and grow. We work closely with our colleagues in different practices across the firm to provide our clients with one-stop shop seamless legal advice on all aspects of their business operations and strategy.

Our technology expertise includes:

  • GDPR compliance from a Swiss data protection law perspective
  • I.O.T project advice
  • IT related mediation, arbitration and litigation
  • Outsourcing, data privacy, data security and cybersecurity advice
  • Data privacy compliance programs and data processing regulation
  • Corporate data privacy and data breach counselling
  • Legal advice for SaaS focused-businesses


  • Advising Microsoft Schweiz GmbH regarding the public clouds contract with the Swiss Confederation
  • Swiss Counsel to Worldline on a technology driven strategic partnership in which Worldline acquired SIX Payment Services, the payment services division of SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advising Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc on data protection matters in the context of the sale of its reinsurance subsidiaries Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited for the total consideration of approximately USD 1.5 billion
  • Advising Nordic Capital on data privacy matters in the context of the acquisition of a majority stake in the Swiss software company BOARD International SA
  • Advising Klingelnberg AG on TMT matters in the context of its initial public offering
  • Advising FIFA on data protection matters and GDPR readiness including staff education, redesign of internal business and development processes, and drafting relevant legal documents
  • Advising Finastra on TMT matters in the context of its acquisition of Olfa Soft and its cutting edge FX e-trading platform for banks and financial institutions
  • Advising Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a leading global bioscience company listed on OMX, on Technology matters, in the context of biotech joint venture with Lonza AG, a leading pharma contract manufacturing company listed on SIX
  • Advising SR Technics in a new worldwide outsourcing and compliance project involving all SR Technics subsidiaries and more than 3,500 employees worldwide
  • Advising Huawai on data protection matters and GDPR readiness
  • Swiss Counsel to Allianz Global in connection with the “Allianz Cyber Protect Premium” insurance program for cyber security matters in Switzerland
  • Advising Schindler in worldwide outsourcing and IoT projects
  • Swiss counsel to Microsoft on all Technology matters, most recently, in the negotiations of a collaboration agreement for Mixed Reality research with ETH Zurich
  • Advising the World Economic Forum (WEF) on data protection matters and GDPR compliance

Deals & Cases


Inmarsat selects SWISSto12’s HummingSat for I-8 Satellites to power L-band network

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NewBiologix raises USD 50m in series A financing

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INEOS acquires major concrete additives business from Sika

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Awards & Rankings


NKF ranked multiple times band 1 by Chambers Europe 2023

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Twelve NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2022” by Who’s Who Legal

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NKF partner Clara-Ann Gordon recognised as Lawyer of the Year for Data: Telecoms & Media at the WW…

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Practical Implementation Steps for Revised Swiss Data Protection Act

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Praktische Umsetzungsschritte für das revidierte Datenschutzgesetz

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EU Laws and Regulations with Impact on Swiss Companies: What needs to be done?

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Firm News


NKF partner Juerg Bloch elected to the advisory board of the newly established Center for Legal Data S…

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NKF launches technology-based alternative legal services provider The Lab by NKF

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NKF partner Clara-Ann Gordon appointed Chair of the IBA Online Services Committee

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Newsletters & Alerts


Specific Amendments and Measures under the revised FADP – Risk-based-Approach in Light of the ne…

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New Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers

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Revised Federal Act on Data protection

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Mediation bei IP-Streitigkeiten? Konfliktlösung statt “Recht haben” im IP-Bereich, 2022

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Getting The Deal Through: Fintech 2022

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AI, Machine Learning & Big Data: Switzerland 2021

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Speaking Engagements


Cyber-Resilience in Switzerland- Quo vadis?

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Roundtable “Data Protection and AI”, Clara-Ann Gordon

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Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Sector: Prevention, Response and Challenges

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