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Froriep Blog Posts for Topic Data Protection

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Ronald Kogens

Ronald’s practice is focused on disruptive technologies. He advises Swiss and international clients as well as public entities in corporate and technology-related transactions. Ronald has in-depth knowledge of IP/IT law, in particular licensing of IP-rights, IP-transaction, financial market and contract law. He is an expert in the field of blockchain technology, crypto-currencies and crypto-tokens. Before he joined Froriep in 2017, he worked for a major global consulting firm. He was also part of the legal counsel team of a public listed pharmaceutical company at the headquarters in Switzerland and worked for its subsidiary in the United States. Ronald graduated in law from the University of Lucerne in 2011 and was admitted to the St. Gallen Bar in 2012. In 2016 he was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in business law from the Chapman University, California, United States. His working languages are German and English.

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Starting an Initial Token Offering (ITO, also called Initial Coin Offering or ICO) - Things to Consider

Posted by on 4 September 2017

In this first blog of a series on Blockchain Technology we will look at Initial Token Offerings.

Increasingly start-up companies are using initial token offerings (ITO, also called initial coin offerings or ICO) to raise capital for the funding of the development of products and services. The crypto-tokens are created and disseminated using distributed ledger or blockchain technology.

Topics: Data Protection , Disruptive Technologies

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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 2018 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 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 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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Ronald Kogens

Ronald’s practice is focused on disruptive technologies. He advises Swiss and international clients as well as public entities in corporate and technology-related transactions. Ronald has in-depth knowledge of IP/IT law, in particular licensing of IP-rights, IP-transaction, financial market and contract law. He is an expert in the field of blockchain technology, crypto-currencies and crypto-tokens. Before he joined Froriep in 2017, he worked for a major global consulting firm. He was also part of the legal counsel team of a public listed pharmaceutical company at the headquarters in Switzerland and worked for its subsidiary in the United States. Ronald graduated in law from the University of Lucerne in 2011 and was admitted to the St. Gallen Bar in 2012. In 2016 he was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in business law from the Chapman University, California, United States. His working languages are German and English.

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Check for GDPR compliance and receive a customised list of next steps for free

Posted by on 22 August 2017

The Information Commissioner's Office from the United Kingdom recently published a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) self-assessment toolkit on its website. 

Topics: Data Protection

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Dr. David Vasella

David’s practice focuses on IT, technology and data-protection law, intellectual property and unfair competition law, as well as contract law, both contentious and non-contentious. He joined our firm as an associate in 2010. Prior to that he worked at the University of Zurich as a research and teaching assistant, and as an associate with a Zurich business law firm.

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Ursina Menn

Ursina joined Froriep in 2015 as a Trainee Lawyer. She completed her legal studies at the Universities of Geneva and Basel (bilingual MLaw, summa cum laude) and at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the firm, Ursina worked at a law firm in Bern, as well as at the Swiss Foreign Ministry (Directorate of International Law and Middle East and North Africa Division). Ursina has not yet been admitted to the Bar.

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EU data protection laws may apply to Swiss companies

Posted by on 6 April 2016

Although Switzerland is not a member of the EU, Swiss companies ought to be aware that their data processing activities may be caught by current as well as future EU data protection law, including the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation with is draconian sanctions – even when their processing of data is carried out in Switzerland.

Topics: Data Protection

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