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Nicola Benz

Nicola Benz

Nicola Benz’s practice is focused on technology and life sciences transactions. She assists technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to established players, as well as investors, suppliers and customers across a broad range of industries and sectors. Nicola Benz’s expertise covers outsourcing, licensing, joint ventures and collaborations and associated intellectual property issues. She also has considerable experience advising on all types of commercial contracts, competition and regulatory issues and data protection. Nicola Benz is recognised as a globally leading patent and technology licensing lawyer, as well as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property. Chambers Europe (2018) ranked her as leader in the fields of Intellectual Property and Life Science, and she was recommended in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for Intellectual Property as well as TMT matters. She has also been named as a thought leader for data law in the publication "Who's Who Legal 2018". Born in Scotland, Nicola Benz obtained her law degree from the University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons) in 1997. She joined our firm as an associate in 2002 and became a partner in 2010. Since 2017 she has been the managing partner of our firm. Her working languages are English and German. Nicola Benz is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw).

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Topics: Dispute Resolution  Technology  Artificial Intelligence 

Are We There Yet? Artificial Intelligence and Automation in the Adjudicatory Process

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30 October 2020 | |
Topics: Data Privacy  Technology  Artificial Intelligence 

Chatbots - Key Legal Issues

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8 September 2020 | |
Topics: Corporate & M&A  Data Privacy  Technology 

Swiss-US Privacy Shield No Longer Provides an Adequate Level of Data Protection

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1 September 2020 | |
Topics: Intellectual Property 

Brexit - What to Do to Preserve EU and International Registration Trademark Rights in the UK

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16 July 2020 | |
Topics: Corporate & M&A  Data Privacy  Technology 

EU Declares the EU-US Data Protection Shield Inadequate: Immediate Consequences for Businesses Transferring Personal Data to the USA and Other Countries

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8 July 2020 | |
Topics: Corporate & M&A  Technology  Start-up 

Online Service Providers - Have You Already Updated Your Terms and Conditions?

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7 May 2020 | |
Topics: Technology  Artificial Intelligence 

The EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – What Does It Mean for AI Developers?

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4 February 2020 | |
Topics: Employment & Immigration  Technology  Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial Intelligence and the Future Workplace – a Chance or a Danger?

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19 December 2019 | |
Topics: Data Privacy 

Is there a new chapter for the EU and its data transfer rules on the horizon?

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Topics: Technology  Artificial Intelligence 

From A to Z - Understanding the Most Important AI Terms

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12 August 2019 | |
Topics: Private Client  Corporate & M&A  Life Sciences 

Ten questions every company active in the cannabis business in Switzerland should reflect on

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15 April 2019 | |
Topics: Data Privacy  Intellectual Property 

The EDPB is limiting the application of certain lawful bases for data processing around online services – what you need to know

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18 March 2019 | |
Topics: Intellectual Property 

Is the EU answering a call for more Cybersecurity in light of the developments around 5G?

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5 February 2019 | |
Topics: Intellectual Property  Banking & Finance 

Look Out! Your Swiss Law Contract May Unwittingly Be Subject To "Vienna Convention" Rules

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24 May 2018 | |
Topics: Data Privacy 

Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice: The dual role as controller and processor under the General Data Protection Regulation

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