Media and Communications Law

We rank among the leading law firms in Swiss media and communications law. We represent companies, executives, private persons, media professionals, governmental organizations, NPOs and NGOs before Swiss civil and criminal courts as well as in administrative proceedings before Swiss regulatory bodies, including the Federal Office for Communications (OFCOM), the Federal Communications Commission (COMCOM) and the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communication (DETEC). We also have much experience in proceedings before media-specific bodies for resolving conflicts, such as the Swiss Press Council (“Schweizer Presserat”), the Ombudsman for Radio and Television Broadcasters, the Independent Complaints Authority for Radio and Television (“Unabhängige Beschwerdeinstanz für Radio und Fernsehen”), and the Swiss Fair Trading Commission (“Schweizerische Lauterkeitskommission”).

Our services include:

  • Protection of personality under civil and criminal law (defamation, slander, libel, privacy protection)
  • Applications regarding the right of reply
  • Unfair competition law
  • Radio and television regulations
  • Copyright protection
  • Data Protection
  • Advertising law
  • Internet law
  • Telecom law
  • Drafting and advice of agreements, by-laws, and internal regulations in the field of media and communications
  • Legal opinions and concept papers on media-specific topics
  • Advice in relation to access to networks and net neutrality
  • Licencing of telecommunication service providers
  • Provision of basic services
  • Numbering and telephony; number portability, free choice of service provider
  • Communication parameters; numbering plans
  • Postal services

In 2018, the business magazine «Bilanz» listed Zulauf Partners as Switzerland’s top ranked law firm in the media law category.

Media Law International has ranked Zulauf Partners among the leading Swiss media law firms.

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