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ALESCH STAEHELIN, Digital Lawyer & Counsel (DLC)®

Digital Lawyer & Counsel (DLC)® solving your legal issues in Switzerland with deep tech industry & in-house experience:

Data, IT/IP & Media and beyond.

Enabling your business & protecting your rights: Alesch Staehelin has 20+ years of experience as a counsel, dealmaker, negotiator, litigator and legal manager. In 2021, after several years as a partner in another Swiss law firm (head of the data protection & IT law practice), the time was right to found Alesch's own, long sought-after law firm: Digital Lawyer & Counsel (DLC)® – the name says it all. According to Legal 500, the firm "fields a strong roster of clients in the TMT space, for which it acts in contentious matters in addition to advising on regulatory and commercial topics. Staehelin, who is specialised in data, IP, IT and media, and regularly acts for startups, SMEs, and high-profile international companies, has long-standing experience in the sector, not least due to a previous in-house position at a global IT company".

Prior to returning to private practice, Alesch worked for more than a decade at IBM as a senior in-house counsel in various international leadership positions, which enables him to speak his clients’ language and understand their exact needs – reviewing, drafting & negotiating contracts, closing deals, rendering general legal advice, developing, implementing & monitoring compliance programs, conducting legal proceedings, etc. Clients making deals with large tech companies benefit from Alesch’s deep knowledge of the structures, specific standards and internal decision-making processes of such companies and from his extensive personal network.

Dr. Alesch Staehelin, Attorney at Law/Rechtsanwalt, LL.M. (UCLA) is here for you to provide highly skilled, effective, and innovative legal services in a timely manner and at reasonable costs – always with a personal touch.

Practice Areas (Data, IT/IP & Media):

Data & Cyberspace

Information Technology (Tech Industry)

Intellectual Property & Unfair Competition

Media & Entertainment

External Legal Department

Check out my latest essay (in German) on various legal and systemical aspects of Artifical Intelligence (AI), published in "GRUR", the leading monthly, peer-reviewed journal for intellectual property law.

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