DR. MARK REUTTER

PARTNER WALDERWYSS ATTORNEYS AT LAW, SWITZERLAND
CONSULTANT TO GLOBAL TECH COMPANIES

Keynote

Day 2, IOT, 16:40 - 17:00

IOT IS NOT ONLY A NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

The IoT ecosystem could clash with traditional legal concepts and schemes unless there is a fine and thorough alignment. Particular and new challenges need to be smoothly addressed and implemented in the legal framework that was not elaborated taking into account how drastically the way how people live and work and businesses entertain. The legal challenges and approaches to meet the new reality and demands are particularly thrilling.

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC LEGAL CHALLENGES OF THE IOT AND ITS ECOSYSTEM?

HOW CAN ONE COPE WITH THEM UNDER THE GIVEN LEGAL FRAMEWORK?

NEW EU AND SWISS DATA PROTECTION LAW HAS BIG IMPACT ON DIGITAL SERVICES. GET PREPARED!

WHAT ABOUT PRODUCTS SAFETY AND LIABILITY?

WHAT WILL STYILL NEED TO BE SOLVED?

FACTS

WALDERWYSS

Is one of the largest Swiss law firms. About 200 legal specialists work at WalderWyss with many having specific industry know-how. Walder Wyss was the first large Swiss law firm to build up core competencies in the field of new technologies, with the related strategy decision having been taken more than three decades ago. Trends and buzzwords such as digitalisation are not just used for flagging the team’s abilities. Rather, internal cross-department expert groups actively work and elaborate scenarios for the related developments in order to be in the best position to anticipate and grasp with new challenges, all this based on a thorough

INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST

Mark Reutter was a teaching fellow at Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and an associate lecturer at the University of Fribourg for IT- and Telecommunications law. He served as president of the International Association of Lawyers / Union International des Avocats (UIA) commission for IT- and Telecommunications law. As a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) task forces on outsourcing and on technology transfer, Mark A. Reutter was engaged in drafting business guidelines and model contracts for use in international commerce. As appointed specialist, Mark Reutter served also in the expert group “e-health” of the Swiss government.

THE LAWYER

Mark Reutter counsels Swiss and international clients and deals with the structuring, negotiation and implementation of technology driven projects and other commercial and contractual matters. He also conducts insolvency related assessments.

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Reutter’s practice focuses both on a comprehensive advising of clients who are active in the information and technology field and on the advising of other corporate and private clients in relation to technology, arts and entertainment, intellectual property as well as restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters.

Born in 1964, Mark A. Reutter was educated at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich (lic. iur. 1989, Dr. iur. 1992) and at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1998 and teaching fellow). Before joining Walder Wyss in 1995, Mark A. Reutter worked as a research and teaching assistant with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and as a clerk with the Zurich District Court’s bankruptcy section. During 1999, he was a foreign associate with a New York law firm.

 

Mark A. Reutter is fluent in German, English and French and speaks Italian and Spanish. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.