Executive Board

The founding board consists of individuals representing the various stakeholder
groups of the Swiss LegalTech ecosystem.

Christoph Küng

Co-Founder & President
Corporate Memberships / Mapping

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Chris holds a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and a Master of Law from the University of Zurich. He is a Swiss Certified Tax Expert. He is Chief LegalTech Officer at Kellerhals Carrard, one of the biggest law firms in Switzerland. He has been actively involved in LegalTech since 2014. Previously, he worked for Zurich Cantonal Bank in the group tax department and as a tax advisor for a Big4 company and a BigLaw company.

Michael Burkart

Vice-President
Co-Head Chapter Zurich


Michael graduated from the University of Lucerne, where he obtained a Master of Law. He is also a PhD candidate in the field of Domestic and International Commercial and Sports Arbitration. Currently, Michael is a junior associate at Schellenberg Wittmer Attorneys at Law. Prior to his current position, he worked as a senior legal counsel in the Corporate Legal Department of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as well as a lecturer and research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger.

Christian Steinmetz

Assistant to Executive Board


Christian is currently doing his Bachelor of Law at the University of Zurich. In addition to his studies, he is working at de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law which is an ICT specialised law firm.

Marc Bloch Sommer

Executive Board Member
LegalTech Startup-Coaching


Marc has a law degree (lic.iur.) from the University of Zurich. He was admitted to the bar in 2001. From 2009 to 2019 Marc was CEO of SWISSLEX AG, the leading legal research platform in Switzerland. Prior to this, he worked as an attorney for a mid-sized Zurich law firm and almost ten years as a solo practitioner. For almost two decades, Marc has been involved in several projects in the field of digitization and law.

Nils Harbeke

Executive Board Member
Individual Memberships


Nils qualified both as an attorney at law and a Swiss Certified Tax Expert, and is head of the Tax Practice Group of Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd. Nils was awarded for outstanding academic achievements: "Best 3" Swiss Certified Tax Experts graduates award; "Best 10 achieving law students" in his year of graduation. Before Nils became a partner with Pestalozzi, he worked in the financial services department of PwC.

David Lüscher

Executive Board Member
Think Tank / White Papers


David holds a bachelor’s degree with a Major in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. Previously holding the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Knip, a Swiss-based InsurTech startup, he created and executed market-entry and growth strategies for North America and Europe. Curious by nature, he aims to examine and illuminate changes in the legal field arising from the use of technology.
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David currently works as a business engineer at a Swiss Cantonal Bank. Furthermore, he is studying Computer Science at the ZHAW School of Engineering.

Rolf W. Guenter

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Zurich / SLTA Breakfast Talks


Rolf is an attorney at law and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Rochester (New York) and the University of Bern. He is co-founder of LAWSHIFT LLC, Blockchain and LegalTech Advisory; a joint venture with Suter Howald Attorneys at Law. Rolf is a tech lawyer, entrepreneur, advisor and board member with a focus on blockchain, technology and corporate law.
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Rolf worked for 16 years as a director in the insurance industry in Switzerland, has extensive experience as Chief Executive of SMEs and in management positions in corporates. For many years he has worked at the intersection of economics, technology and law and possesses with an in-depth knowledge of technology related business models and ecosystems. In addition, Rolf is a current senior lecturer at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences since 2016.

Ioannis Martinis

Executive Board Member
Co-Head Chapter Zurich


Ioannis holds a master's degree in Digital Business from the University of Applied Sciences of Zurich and a Master of Law from the University of Basel. As Head of legal tech and member of the management of Coop Rechtsschutz AG, he leads the company's artificial intelligence and legal tech projects. Furthermore, Ioannis lectures at the University of Applied Sciences on law in the digital age and on the impact of technology on the legal industry.

Caroline Danner

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Berne


Caroline is an attorney at law with a law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Berne and a post-graduated Master in Information Law (LL.M.) of the University of Oldenburg. Since 2005 she has been working in the technology field. Caroline worked for 13 years as an in-house legal counsel and legal director for IT and ICT companies. Since 2017 she has worked for the law firm Kellerhals Carrard and currently advises clients mostly in IT, technology and data protection law.

Dominique Gottret

Executive Board Member
Co-Head Chapter Berne


Dominique is an attorney at law, partner with the law firm Ambralaw and regularly advises clients in ICT and new technology law. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Berne and Stockholm and completed his post-graduate education with an LLM Degree (New York). Furthermore, he regularly assists Entrepreneurs and startups and acts as an expert with various Startup organisations.

Nicolas Torrent

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Geneva / Co-Head International Relations


Nicolas is a Swiss qualified lawyer and holds a bachelor and a master of laws from the University of Geneva, and a Master in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva and the GIIDS. He is one of the creators of the eJust eArbitration software, where he notably focused on the legal aspects, the digitization of dispute settlement proceedings, sales and information security.
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Nicolas currently heads the eLex.ioassociation to facilitate law studies and contribute to the renewal of the legal offer and he manages the iLaw Swiss legal news feed on Facebook.

Adrien Tharin

Executive Board Member
Co-Head Chapter Geneva


Adrien is a partner of PBM Law, Geneva. He specializes in corporate matters, data protection, intellectual property, privacy law and all matters related to the new technologies, internet and media industries. He holds a LL.M. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a LL.M. from the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles. Adrien has also made many publications, notably in Le Temps.

Eleonor Gyr

Executive Board Member
Co-Head Chapter Basel


Eleonor works as a lawyer and mainly provides counsel to her clients in the fields of blockchain technology, data protection and financial market regulation. After completing her law studies at the University of Basel and Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), she worked for the Swiss Bankers Association, Raiffeisen Bank Switzerland and as an academic assistant at the Institute of Banking Law. She wrote a doctoral thesis at the University of Bern on the implications of blockchain technology on contract law.

Christian Wyss

Executive Board Member
Co-Head Chapter Basel


Christian is a partner with the law firm VISCHER and specializes in drafting and negotiating contracts for clients in Information Technology and Life Sciences. Christian further advises on all data protection aspects of his clients' business. Christian also works with clients in financing rounds and assists with intellectual property related issues in M&A transactions. Christian received his law degree from the University of Basel, and his LL.M. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Stefano Perucchi

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Ticino


Stefano is an attorney at law, who holds a bilingual law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and a post-graduated LL.M. degree from the University of Minnesota (USA). He is a Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, where he practices as legal counsel in the area of commercial law, assisting clients in drafting and reviewing contracts, with special expertise in licensing, distribution, franchising, and sponsorship agreements.
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His activity also extends to intellectual and industrial property rights, with particular expertise in matters of brand protection and brand development. In this context he provides legal advices to both Swiss and international clients particularly from the sports (mainly motorsports and sailing) and fashion branches.

Roman Elsener

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Central Switzerland


Roman is an attorney at law and notary public with a Master of Law degree from the University of Lucerne. He is an Associate with de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd., specialised in information and communication technology. He counsels and litigates on all matters relating to information, communication, data protection, and technology law. Before moving into the legal world, he completed an apprenticeship and worked as an IT specialist in a tourism corporate group.

Lukas Abegg-Vaterlaus

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Eastern Switzerland


Lukas Abegg-Vaterlaus is a law clerk with the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, where he is concerned with appeals against ordinances of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. He is also part of the project on the digital transformation of the FAC. Previously, Lukas worked as an attorney in two leading law firms in Zürich, mainly in the field of IP and IT law. He holds a PhD ("Patent infringement by 3D Printers") and a Master's degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Basel and a LL.M. degree with focus on IP Law from the George Washington School of Law, Washington DC.

Luis Soares

Executive Board Member
Head International Relations


Luis is an attorney at law, specialized in litigation and bankruptcy law. As both an in-house and single practice lawyer, he has developed a relevant professional background as a legal operations and legal project manager. With an MBA in management, his roles quickly extended far from being just in-house counsel and manager to become a process expert for the implementation of several projects that led to an efficiency increase in processes and practices in all sectors of the multinational groups he has worked for.

Ema Bolomey

Executive Board Member
Head Chapter Lausanne


Ema is an attorney-at-law with a Master's degree in Law from the Universities of Fribourg and Southampton. Previously holding the position of General Secretary of the Vaud Bar Association, she is still an active member of its Modernization Commission and works on several legal tech projects for the Bar. She is very familiar with the compliance of the professional and ethical rules of the French-speaking cantons and in this context, attentive to the evolution of the profession in relation to legal technologies and the challenges they create. She now works for the law firm WILHELM Avocats in Lausanne and currently advises clients in administrative law.

Moritz Stuker

Executive Board Member
Co-Head Chapter Lausanne


Moritz Stuker is a swiss lawyer currently working for id est avocats Sàrl in Lausanne. He has previously worked as a paralegal for Carrard Consulting SA, during which he took part in the liquidation proceedings of Banque Privee Espirito Santo in Pully. He then joined the Lausanne branch of the law firm Kellerhals Carrard for his internship to become a lawyer. Moritz has studied both at the University of Fribourg and Heidelberg (D), graduating with a bilingual Master of Law.

Board of Advisors

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Prof. Thomas Fischer

CEO, Swiss ALP Asset Management
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Ulrich Sauter

Konsulent be Nägeli & Partner Rechtsanwälte
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Dr. Robert G. Briner

Partner, CMS von Erlach Poncet AG
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Dr. Pascal Sieber

Founder and member of the board, Dr. Pascal Sieber & Partners AG
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Philippe Nantermod

Member of Swiss Parliament
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Prof. Dr. Raoul Stocker

Partner, Deloitte; Assistenzprofessor Universität St.Gallen
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Dominik Skrobala

Partner, gbf Attorneys-at-law
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Michel Jaccard

Founder and partner, id est avocats
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Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber

Ordinarius an der Universität Zürich /
Konsulent Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob AG
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Dr. Marc Morant

Partner & Head PwC's Flexible Legal Resources
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Dorothee Schneider

CEO, Stämpfli Verlag
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Gerard Neiditsch

Research Associate, IWI HSG, St. Gallen
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Dr. Luka Müller

Co-Founder and Partner of MME
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Andre Wolke

Founder, Validity Labs
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Dr. Günter Dobrauz

Partner, Leader PwC Legal Switzerland
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Louis Burrus

Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer and honorary member of the Swiss LegalTech Association
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Antoine Verdon

CEO Proxeus, Honorary president of the Swiss LegalTech Association
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Maurus Schreyvogel

Chief Legal Innovation Officer & Member of the Group Legal Leadership Team, Novartis / Head of CLOC Continental Europe
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Jordan Urstadt

CEO and founder of PartnerVine
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Lars Schlichting

CEO of Poseidon Group AG