Günther Dobrauz

Partner & Leader PwC Legal, zurich, switzerland
He is so passionate about exponential technologies that he has founded a global movement for disruptors

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About PwC Legal Switzerland

PwC Legal Switzerland offers a unique form of comprehensive legal advice. We are part of the global PwC Legal network, which has the broadest geographical coverage of any legal firm, with more than 3200 lawyers in 90 countries. At the same time, we are directly integrated into the multidisciplinary service catalogue for the broad client base of the leading Swiss and global audit and consulting firm. This enables us to combine one-stop legal advice with expertise in strategy, taxation, deals, consulting and auditing to efficiently provide our clients with comprehensive solutions to their global challenges in an increasingly complex world. The way we work with our clients is also different. We provide them not only with answers, but with tailor-made solutions. We adapt dynamically to your specific requirements. As innovative and entrepreneurial manager lawyers, we work with their own specialists as a team with a focus on practical results. As external consultants, on-site or wherever in the world you need us. Our broad workbench allows us to provide you with the highest level of legal advice, managed legal services, flexible legal resources and the latest legal tech solutions. Our employees are the heart of our practice. PwC Legal’s lawyers come from top universities and other leading law firms and combine legal excellence with practical experience. The intellectual challenge and breadth of our work for our international client base motivates us. We are inspired by the unique diversity and approach of our firm, which puts people first. Teamwork and enthusiasm for innovation distinguish us. Together we build the legal advice of the future. Every day.

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BIOGRAPHY

Lawyer, VC Investor, Disruption Disciple, Exponential Technologies Enthusiast, Author and Speaker.

Considered to be one of the leading European Banking, Investment and Blockchain/Crypto Law specialists and often dubbed “Regulatory Rockstar” or “Cypherpunk Lawyer” Guenther is also passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, rock music, custom bratstyle motorcycles, obstacle course racing and vinyl records. A Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland he and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. He also is also a members of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s 4000+ lawyers in 95 countries. Prior to this he was a successful Venture Capitalist, served as in-house counsel at an international hedge fund and practised in court and with a leading business law firm.

Guenther holds a PhD in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation but also of “Making Money out of Technology” (2003), “Uptake Revisited: How Innovative Products succeed in International Markets” (2007) and “New Suits. Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World” (2019). He is privately invested and actively involved in numerous ventures and lectures at various universities. Guenther is also the host of the educational video series „Appetite for Disruption“ (www.appetitefordisruption.tv) and the founder of global technology enthusiasts movement Disruption Disciples (www.disruptiondisciples.org)