Clara-Ann’s practice focuses on TMT and outsourcing, privacy and data protection,including audits and GDPR compliance, internal investigations,e-discovery, cloud computing and compliance. In addition to her advisory and transactional expertise, Clara-Ann also represents her clients in court proceedings, mediation and arbitration.


Over two decades, Clara-Ann has built remarkable expertise advising a broad range of Swiss and international businesses on IT and technology transactions, joint ventures, outsourcing, IoT and IT system projects. Clara-Ann also regularly advises her clients on data protection matters including GDPR gap analysis and the implementation thereof, internal data security projects and connected regulatory aspects. Clara-Ann’s practice includes advice on procurement, development, regulatory and compliance projects requiring a thorough understanding of the relevant technology.

Clara-Ann regularly publishes and speaks at national and international conferences on emerging legal issues in technology law. She is recognised as a Thought Leader for TMT by Who’s Who Legal 2018. She is former chair of the IBA Technology Law Committee, current officer with the IBA Women Lawyers Interest Group, co-chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of ITechLaw, a member of the INTA Enforcement Committee, co-chair of IAPP Basel/Zurich KnowledgeNet Chapter and a member of the programme commission ICT – Recht und Praxis – of the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich and President of SGOA – Association for IT Conflict Management.

Experience highlights include advising:

  • Microsoft in various cloud related projects

  • FIFA on data protection matters, including GDPR

  • Actelion on the USD 30 billion transaction with Johnson & Johnson on the data protection structure and cross-border data protection contracts

  • Finastra as FinTech leader on its transaction acquiring Olfa Soft SA

  • Crypto International AG on its acquisition of the international business of Crypto AG on cybersecurity and defense software

  • IAPP International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ITechLAW International Technology Law Association

Market Perception

  • Clara-Ann Gordon “.. is an excellent IT lawyer with a strong litigation practice and an international network.”

    Who’s Who Legal 2018
  • Clara-Ann Gordon advised Actelion on the data protection structure and cross-border contracts relating to their USD30 billion transaction with Johnson & Johnson. She is also active in the implementation of new management systems, outsourcing projects and compliance issues.

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Clara-Ann Gordon is highly recommended … ‘a go-to lawyer’ for both IT and telecoms work, with a practice covering outsourcing, cloud computing, compliance and data protection.. ‘She is always up to speed on everything from a technology perspective.’” Who’s Who Legal 2017 Sources “would recommend her without hesitation” for her expertise in handling technology, outsourcing and data protection issues.

    Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2017
  • Interviewees underline her “high levels of relevant expertise and responsiveness."

    Chambers Europe 2017

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