Stephan Netzle, who is the president of the ComCom (i.e. the Swiss telecom regulatory body) has been elected vice-chair of the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) of European telecom regulators for 2019 and is representing the non-EU countries in BEREC (Board of European Regulators for Electronic Communication). The regulatory support of the roll out of the new 5G mobile technology and the further improvement of the coverage and quality of the broadband networks are two agenda points of IRG and BEREC with top priority.
We are very pleased to announce that Alesch Staehelin joins TIMES Attorneys as a new partner per November 1, 2018.
Alesch Staehelin is a counsel, dealmaker, negotiator and mediator specializing in all technology law matters (including telecoms). He has a deep focus on drafting all types of IT agreements, on negotiating and closing complex and time-sensitive (cross-border) tech deals and on all legal aspects of emerging technologies (such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, etc.). Alesch Staehelin’s further areas of expertise are intellectual property, data protection and media & entertainment law.
Before joining TIMES Attorneys, Alesch Staehelin worked at IBM for 11 years as a senior in-house counsel in various international lead positions. In particular his vast experience and expertise in the legal aspects of cognitive computing and other cutting-edge technologies related to digitalization, virtualization and automation have made him a highly recognized IT lawyer in Europe and overseas. Recent speaking engagements as Digital Lawyer & Counsel (DLC)® have brought Alesch Staehelin to major cities around the world. Prior to joining IBM, he worked 8 years as an IP/IT lawyer at leading Swiss law firms.
Alesch is the perfect fit for our team and will further boost TIMES Attorneys’ practice in the technology and IP fields.
TIMES Attorneys was again ranked as a top firm in a peer survey of more than 7200 attorneys, 450 in-house lawyers and the General Counsels of the 500 largest companies in Switzerland carried out by BILANZ and Statista. TIMES Attorneys takes particular pride in being ranked within the top-three firms in Switzerland for Intellectual Property Law and for Sport Law and as one of the leading firms for Media Law and Technology Law.