He founded a global movement for disruptors

Günther Dobrauz

Partner & Leader, PwC Legal, Zurich, Switzerland

Why you should listen

Venture Capitalist Guenther Dobrauz is also a Partner and leader of the PwC Switzerland legal team, heading implementation of large scale regulatory change and compliance alignment projects.

Passionate about the merger of the law and technology, he pushes for the global initiatives of LegalTech–an organization that deals with technologies that automate, facilitate, and significantly change the way people handle and access law.

Guenther has authored 10 books that cover investment law and regulations, technology, and disruption. He has also founded the movement Disruption Disciples which brings together global technology enthusiasts that promotes critical exchange of innovative ideas, knowledge, and collaboration.

Meet Guenther at the Blockchain Track at Worldwebforum 2020.

About PwC Legal Switzerland

PwC Legal Switzerland offers a unique style of integrated legal advice. We are part of the Global PwC Legal Network and, with more than 3200 lawyers across more than 90 countries, offer the broadest geographical coverage of any legal services provider. At the same time we are embedded within the powerful, multi-disciplinary organisation and broad client footprint of the Swiss and global professional services leader.

This allows for one-stop-shop support combining top legal advice with expertise in the areas of strategy, tax, deals, consulting and assurance to help you to efficiently address your global challenges in an increasingly complex world.

The way we work with our clients is also different. We not only provide you with answers, we also deliver solutions tailored to your specific needs and have the ability to adapt as these needs change. As innovative and entrepreneurial lawyer-managers we work with your own specialists as a team with a focus on practical results.

Remotely, on site or wherever you need us in the world. Our extensive workbench enables us to deliver highest quality legal work, efficiently managed legal services, flexible legal resources and cutting edge LegalTech solutions and to rapidly switch between them or add new services.



DisruptionDisciple – Lawyer – VC – Exponetial Technologies Enthusiast

Guenther is a Partner with PwC in Zurich, Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland, a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s global legal practice comprising 4000+ lawyers in 90+ countries and both the firm’s Global Financial Services Legal Leader and Global LegalTech Leader.

He received his Masters and PhD degrees in law from Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria). Guenther also holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business (Glasgow, UK) and has participated in Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School Executive Education Programs.

Before joining PwC Guenther held a similar position at another Big 4. Prior to this Guenther was Legal Counsel of an international hedge fund group for several years and has also served for a number of years as Managing Partner and Legal Counsel of a Swiss Venture Capital firm. Guenther has also practiced in court and with a leading business law firm.

Today Guenther specializes in supporting the structuring, authorization and ongoing lifecycle management of financial intermediaries and their products. In addition he is focused on leading and supporting the implementation of large scale regulatory change and compliance alignment projects at Swiss and international financial institutions with particular focus on EU and Swiss regulations.

Guenther is also the trusted advisor to several governments, international organisations and supervisory authorities. His passion is innovation linked to Exponential Technologies and working with the unfolding dynamics of LegalTech, RegTech, and DLT. He has also been working in the sustainability area since 2011.

Guenther is the author of eight books on innovation and the European, Swiss and Liechtenstein legal regulatory framework as well as of 100+ publications in international expert magazines and has to date been speaking at more than 200 conferences worldwide.

Guenther is a permanent member of the Swiss Fund & Asset Management Association’s Specialists Committee “Legal & Compliance Asset Management”, of the ecomomiesuisse “Financial Market Regulation” working group, of the Regulatory Working Group at Swiss Fintech Innovations, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss LegalTech Association and of European Law Observatory on New Technologies (ELONTech), Co-Host of Legal Hackers Zurich and a lecturer at various universities around the world.