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Michael Kuhn.

Attorney at Law, LL.M. | Partner

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Practice Areas.

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Michael Kuhn is an experienced lawyer who specializes in the innovation and technology sector. His core competencies include advising on intellectual property law (licenses, copyrights, inventions) as well as corporate law matters relating to financing and transactions, such as capital increases, acquisitions, mergers or demergers. Michael regularly advises start-ups and spin-offs, investors, entrepreneurs and domestic and international companies.

 

Another of Michael's core competencies is data protection law, both Swiss and European (General Data Protection Regulation, EU-DSGVO). In this regard, Michael advises our clients in a pragmatic and goal-oriented manner on the implementation of the increasingly strict regulatory requirements, e.g. on the analysis of personal data processing procedures in a company and the prioritization and implementation of the measures to be taken.

 

Michael has extensive and broad experience in the areas of contract law, employment law, corporate law, and M&A.

Education & Work Experience.

  • University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Master of Laws (LL.M.), Law & Technology Certificate (2017)

  • Admission to the Swiss bar (2013)

  • University of Lucerne, Master of Law (MLaw) (2010)

  • ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Bachelor of Business Law (Business Lawyer FH) (2007)

  • Partner with Scope Law (since 2021)

  • Attorney at Law  with a business law firm in Zurich (2013 to 2021)

  • Foreign Associate with a business law firm in London, UK (2013)

  • Traineewith a business law firm in Zurich (2010 to 2012)

  • Intern at ETH transfer - Technology Transfer Office of ETH Zurich (2010)

  • Legal Claims Specialist at a global insurance group in Zurich (2006 to 2009)

Memberships.

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)

  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Languages.

Publications.

  • German

  • English

  • Whistleblowing System from a Data Protection and Employment Law: WEKA Newsletter, Data Protection in the Employment Relationship, Edition 09 October 2022

  • Information and Data Security in the Home Office: WEKA Newsletter, Data Protection in the Employment Relationship, Edition 07 July/August 2022

  • What to consider when using E-Recruiting Software from a Data Protection Perspective: Data Protection in the Employment Relationship, Edition 05 May 2022

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