David Vasella
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

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David Vasella is Counsel in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He advises and represents companies on all questions of information and technology law. He specializes in data protection, intellectual property and contract law, especially in connection with the monetization of data and the digitization of business processes, and supports in data protection law compliance. He regularly gives talks and publishes in his fields of expertise.

After studying law at the University of Fribourg (licentiate degree 2002), he became a member of the bar association in Zurich in 2004 and received his doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2011 in the field of capital market and unfair trading practice law (summa cum laude; awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Prize and Issekutz Prize). David Vasella has a teaching mandate at the University of Zurich and is co-editor of digma (Journal for Data Law and Information Security), swissblawg (the biggest legal blog in Switzerland) and datenrecht.ch (a platform on data law). He is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E). Before joining our firm, David Vasella worked at a large business law firm in Zurich for a number of years.

David Vasella speaks German and English. He is registered in the Zurich Bar Registry.

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David Vasella
Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 87


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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David Vasella
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

David Vasella is Counsel in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He advises and represents companies on all questions of information and technology law. He specializes in data protection, intellectual property and contract law, especially in connection with the monetization of data and the digitization of business processes, and supports in data protection law compliance. He regularly gives talks and publishes in his fields of expertise.

After studying law at the University of Fribourg (licentiate degree 2002), he became a member of the bar association in Zurich in 2004 and received his doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2011 in the field of capital market and unfair trading practice law (summa cum laude; awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Prize and Issekutz Prize). David Vasella has a teaching mandate at the University of Zurich and is co-editor of digma (Journal for Data Law and Information Security), swissblawg (the biggest legal blog in Switzerland) and datenrecht.ch (a platform on data law). He is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E). Before joining our firm, David Vasella worked at a large business law firm in Zurich for a number of years.

David Vasella speaks German and English. He is registered in the Zurich Bar Registry.

 
 
 
 
 
 

David Vasella
Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 87

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Kommentierung von Art. 3 Abs. 1 lit. s/Abs. 2 (Pflichtangaben im elektronischen Geschäftsverkehr) und Art. 3 Abs. 1 lit. o UWG (Spamverbot)(Commentary on article 3 para. 1 let. s/para 2 (information obligationsin e-commerce) and article 3 para 1 let of the Unfair Competition Act (unsolicited marketing))

by David Vasella
in: Heizmann/Loacker (Editor[s]), "UWG - Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb"
Zurich 2018, pp. 653-675, 727-746













Der "Swiss Finish" im Vorentwurf des DSG(The "Swiss Finish" in the preliminary draft of the Swiss Data Protection Act)

by David Vasella and Jacqueline Sievers
in: "digma" 1/2017, pp. 44-49


Cross Border Data Transfer – Contractual Scenarios

Speaker: David Vasella
Techlaw Spring Meeting
Zurich 27 May 2016



Kommentar zu Art. 1–29 UWG(Commentary on Article 1–29 Unfair Competition Act)

by David Vasella
in: Amstutz/Roberto/Trüeb et al. (Editor[s]), "Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht"
3. Auflage, Zurich 2016



Whistleblowing-Systeme im Konzern(Whistleblowing schemes in groups of companies)

by David Vasella
in: "digma" 2/2016, pp. 76 ff.


DSGVO: Stand und Fundstellen(GDPR: current status and references)

by David Vasella
in: "digma" 1/2016, pp. 28 ff.


DSG, öffentliches Interesse und Medien(Data Protection Act, public interest and media)

Speaker: David Vasella
Zurich Bar Association, Media Law Chapter
Zurich 30 November 2015


Zur Freiwilligkeit und zur Ausdrücklichkeit der Einwilligung im Datenschutzrecht(On free and explicit consent in data protection law)

by David Vasella
in: "Jusletter" 16 November 2015


Social Media und Datenschutz(Social media and data protection)

by David Vasella
in: Staffelbach/Keller (Editor[s]), "Social Media und Recht für Unternehmen"
Zurich 2015, pp. 241–310


Outsourcing 2015

co-authored by David Vasella and Nicola Benz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2015


Datenschutz im Bereich Inkasso und Auskunfteien(Data protection in the credit information sector)

Speaker: David Vasella
7. Tagung zum Datenschutz, Europa Institut
Zurich 28 January 2014


Kommentar zu Art. 784 ff. OR(Commentary on Article 784 ff. CO)

by David Vasella
co-authored by Alwin Keller and Gion Jegher
2014


Cloud Security – Vertraulichkeit und Integrität von Daten(Cloud Security – Data confidentiality and integrity)

Speaker: David Vasella
Security Zone
Zurich 18 September 2013


Bankgebühren(Banking Fees)

Speaker: David Vasella
St. Galler Bankrechtstag
Zurich 7 June 2013


Knowhow-Management(Knowhow-Management)

Speaker: David Vasella
Praxiskurs für Anwälte, Zürcher Anwaltsverband
Zurich 1 February 2013


Outsourcing 2014

co-authored by David Vasella and Nicola Benz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2013


Kommentar zu Art. 109–111, 122 und 157 IPRG(Commentary on Article 109–111, 122 and 157 PILA)

by David Vasella
co-authored by Gion Jegher
in: "Basler Kommentar"
3. Auflage, Basel 2013


Kommentar zu Art. 6 IPRG(Commentary on Article 6 PILA)

by David Vasella
in: "Basler Kommentar"
3. Auflage, Basel 2013


Kommentar zu Art. 195 und 200 IPRG(Commentary on 195 und 200 PILA)

by David Vasella
co-authored by Anton K. Schnyder
in: "Basler Kommentar"
3. Auflage, Basel 2013


Datenschutzrecht – Übersicht und Anwendungsfälle (Data protection – overview and case studies)

Speaker: David Vasella
Technische Berufsschule Zürich
Zurich 22 November 2012



Kommentar zu Art. 29 UWG(Commentary on Article 1–29 Unfair Competition Act)

by David Vasella
co-authored by Lorenza Ferrari Hofer
in: "Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht"
2. Auflage, Zurich 2012


Ratingagenturen – Haftung für stillschweigende Zusicherung(Rating agencies – liability for implied warranties)

by David Vasella
in: "HAVE – Haftung und Versicherung" 3/2012, pp. 253–268


Die Haftung von Ratingagenturen – Ein Beitrag zur Expertenhaftung(Rating agency liability)

by David Vasella
Zurich 2011


Haftpflicht- und Privatversicherungsrecht – Entwicklungen 2010(Tort and private insurance law – developments in 2010)

by David Vasella,
co-authored by Christian Heierli, Anton K. Schnyder and Stephan Weber
Berne 2011


Vom Nutzen sozialer Netzwerke für Anwälte(Social media – added value for lawyers)

by David Vasella
in: "Plädoyer" 2/2011, p. 70


Haftpflicht- und Privatversicherungsrecht – Entwicklungen 2009(Tort and private insurance law – developments in 2009)

by David Vasella,
co-authored by Christian Heierli, Anton K. Schnyder and Stephan Weber
Berne 2010


RSS – eine nützliche Technologie für Juristen(RSS – useful technology for lawyers)

by David Vasella
in: "Plädoyer" 3/2010, p. 74


Vorsicht bei der Nutzung von Online-Diensten(Be careful when using online services)

by David Vasella
co-authored by Juana Vasella and Tomaso Vasella
in: "Plädoyer" 3/2010, p. 74


Einheit des Privatrechts, komplexe Welt: Herausforderungen durch fortschreitende Spezialisierung und Interdisziplinarität

by David Vasella, Tanja Domej, Bianka S. Dörr, Urs H. Hoffmann-Nowotny and Ulrich Zelger
in: "Jahrbuch junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler"
Stuttgart 2009


Haftpflicht- und Privatversicherungsrecht – Entwicklungen 2008(Tort and private insurance law – developments in 2008)

by David Vasella,
co-authored by Christian Heierli, Anton K. Schnyder and Stephan Weber
Berne 2009


Haftpflicht- und Privatversicherungsrecht – Entwicklungen 2007(Tort and private insurance law – developments in 2007)

by David Vasella,
co-authored by Anton K. Schnyder and Stephan Weber
Berne 2008


Haftpflicht- und Privatversicherungsrecht – Entwicklungen 2006(Tort and private insurance law – developments in 2006)

by David Vasella,
co-authored by Anton K. Schnyder
Berne 2007


Das Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG) – eine Einführung(An introduction to the law against unfair competition)

by David Vasella
in: "ius.full" 3 + 4/2007, pp. 94 ff.


Der vereiste Vorplatz, Falllösung im Haftpflichtrecht(The iced forecourt: a cas study in tort law)

by David Vasella
in: "ius.full" 2/2006, pp. 88 ff.


Lauterkeitsrecht(Unfair competition law)

co-authored by David Vasella and Catherine Westenberg
in: Kronke/Melis/Kuhn (Editor[s]), "Handbuch des Internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts"
Cologne 2005, pp. 1667 ff.



Deals and Cases

EQT Acquires Open Systems

The EQT Mid Market Europe Fund acquires a majority stake in Open Systems AG from its current private owners who will remain invested.

Open Systems was founded in 1990. Since then the company grew consistently sustainable and transitioned from a security integrator into one of the largest Security as a Service providers in Europe. Open Systems is headquartered in Zurich and active in more than 180 countries.

Walder Wyss AG has advised EQT Mid Market Europe as Swiss legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Fabienne Anner (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Samuel Lieberherr (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Jenny Süess (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), David Vasella (Counsel, IPIT), Jacqueline Sievers (Associate, IPIT), Gaurav Bhagwanani (Associate, Employment), Daniel Zimmerli, (managing associate, Competition) as well as Christine Glättli (Managing Associate, Corporate/Notary Public).


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