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Alexander Schmid



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Professional Career

Alexander Schmid joined our firm in 2010. Previously, he worked as an attorney with a renowned Zurich commercial law firm.

Areas of Expertise

Alexander Schmid mainly advises clients from the IT and the machinery and electrical industries. Having worked as a software developer in the past, he has wide practical experience in the areas of IT and software development. Furthermore, Alexander Schmid has in-depth knowledge in the financial market area.

Alexander Schmid drafts and reviews contracts, leads contract negotiations and represents clients in proceedings. His main areas of activity are contract law, corporate law and intellectual property law. 

Alexander Schmid has also been recognized by Who's Who Legal as a leading attorney in the Telecommunications, Media & Technology category. In the Who's Who Legal guide, he is described by clients as "an excellent lawyer with both a computer science background and a commercially oriented approach".


During his carreer, Alexander Schmid has, among others, carried out the following mandates:

  • negotiation of various outsourcing projects (customer and supplier side)
  • creation of standard contracts for various IT suppliers
  • drafting or review of numerous IT procurement contracts (customer and supplier side)
  • drafting and/or negotiation of various joint venture and shareholders' agreements
  • drafting and negotiation of various contracts in M&A projects in the IT and machinery industry sectors
  • negotiation of common copyright tariffs for copyright users vis-à-vis collecting societies
  • negotiation of interantional plant engineering contracts
  • representation of clients in various court proceedings linked to contractual or intellectual property disputes
  • general external counsel for various corporations from the IT and media sectors


German and English

Memberships and other mandates

  • Managing Director of Swissstream (Swiss Association of Streaming Providers)
  • Member of the board of the umbrella organization of the copyright and neighboring rights users (DUN)
  • Lecturer at HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich
  • International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI)
  • Swiss bar associaion and Zurich bar association
  • University of St. Gallen Alumni