Adrian Bieri

Dr. iur.
Attorney at law Partner
Co-Head in Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection
Languages: German English
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Adrian Bieri is a partner and co-head of our intellectual property, technology and data protection practice group and co-head of the bratschiLAB, our innovation and start-up desk. He advises and represents domestic and foreign clients in all industries and at all stages of growth in all matters of data and technology law, intellectual property and IT law, as well as contract and distribution law. His practice focuses on legal questions relating to the use and protection of data and IP rights (with a focus on copyright and trademark law), the establishment and operation of platform models, the negotiation of data and IT-related contracts, cloud projects and the support of clients in data protection compliance under Swiss and European data protection law (GDPR). Adrian is author of numerous publications and also a frequent speaker in his areas of expertise. He works both as a consultant and as a litigator for his clients.


Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2012.
  • Partner with Bratschi (since 2020)
  • Head of the Practice Group intellectual property, technology and data protection and co-head of the bratschiLAB (since 2019)
  • Associate with Bratschi (2012-2019)
  • Trainee with Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob (2010-2011)
  • Research Assistant at the chair for business and intellectual property law of Prof. Dr. Hans-Ueli Vogt, University of Zurich (2006-2009)
  • Tax Administration of the Canton of Zurich (2002-2006)
  • Postgraduate studies Dr. iur., University of Zurich (2011)
  • Graduation, lic. iur., University of Zurich (2007)
  • Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) within the program «Business Law for Managers WRM-HSG» (module Competition Law & Intellectual Property Law)
  • Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich (HWZ) in the context of the CAS «Data Protection & Data Security»
  • Lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) as part of the CAS «Digital Healthcare»
  • Legal500: «Adrian Bieri and his team are concerned with showing the actual (and not all theoretically possible) risks and they are presenting practical solutions to them. They want to be a help in the everyday inhouse business and not just a theoretical advisor.» (2023)
  • Legal500: «Adrian Bieri: Excellent quality, consistently good over several years, friendly, with a high level of practical relevance and good, comprehensible risk assessment. Long-standing positive partnership, his opinion, and his assessments are valuable and carry weight.» (2023)
  • Legal500: «Adrian Bieri has outstanding expertise in the field of data privacy and data protection. He can explain complex issues and topics very clearly and it is always a pleasure to work together with him. We are thrilled about Adrian Bieri and can highly recommend him!» (2023)
  • recommended for «Data privacy and data protection» by Legal500 (2023)
  • recommended for «Data Protection», «IT & outsourcing», «Trademark Litigation» und «Trademark Prosecution» by Leaders League (2022)
  • recommended for «Innovation, technology & telecoms: IT & outsourcing» by Leaders League (2021)
  • recommended for «Intellectual property: Trademark & copyright litigation» by Leaders League (2021)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Impact Hub Zürich

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