International Visiting Associate Program (IVAP)

Ursula Widmer (Chair) contact
Dr. Widmer & Partners, attorneys-at-law
Schosshaldenstrasse 32
CH-3000 Berne 31
Phone: +41 31 351 66 33
Fax: +41 31 351 66 50

Dr. Ursula Widmer, Rechtsanwältin, attorney-at-law, is a member of the Swiss bar and founding partner of the law firm Dr. Widmer & Partners in Berne/Switzerland (www.widmerpartners-lawyers.com)  specializing exclusively in Information Technology, Internet, E-Business and Telecommunications Law, with more than 25 years of experience in advising companies in Information Technology, Internet and Telecommunications Law matters.

Ursula Widmer was a member of the academic staff at the Institute of Swiss Private and Comparative Law at the University of Berne; her thesis covered the subject  “Liability for software defects." She is a lecturer in Information Technology and Internet Law at the University of Berne and a lecturer in Information Security Law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). She has written numerous publications in the field of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law.

Ursula Widmer is a member of the German Association for Law and Computer Science (DGRI) and of the English Society for Computers & Law (SCL), and is a member of the board of the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science (DSRI). She is a former member of the Swiss Government’s Expert Commission for Cybercrime and a former member of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Commission (federal arbitration and appeal court). Ursula Widmer is widely recognized as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law. She is President of the International Technology Law Association, co-chairs the ITechLaw Asian Conferences and chairs its International Visiting Associate Program.