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About our Law Firm:
Legal as a Service Ltd, a corporate boutique law firm, specializes in supporting legal, business and technology departments alike, in the fields of information technology (IT) and data protection law; including but not limited to software licensing, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting services and GDPR implementation along with new technologies and agile legal services strategies.
Charlene Kramer is founder and owner of Legal as a Service Ltd, a corporate boutique law firm specialized in supporting legal, business and technology departments alike, in the fields of information technology (IT) and data protection law; including but not limited to software licensing, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting services and GDPR implementation along with new technologies and agile legal services strategies.
Charlene is a registered Attorney-at-Law and Mediator in both Switzerland and Germany, with a certified specialization in IT-Law.
She speaks English and German as native languages and studied at the universities of Tübingen, Augsburg and St. Gallen as well as at College d’Europe in Bruges and Harvard Law School in the US.
Since 2001, Charlene has also successfully completed several mediation certifications from the Harvard Institute (PON/PIL 2001 and Advanced Master of Negotiation 2015), the Konstanz School for Mediation, KSfM (2010) and the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution, CEDR (2017), as well as with the Swiss and German Bar Associations ( SAV and DAV/DAA).
In 2019, Charlene has also completed her certifications as Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Data Protection Auditor (DPA) for GDPR with the German TUEV institute.
Charlene’s more than twenty years of professional experience include various international positions in expert and management roles in large international firms (Bosch, Von Roll, IBM, Microsoft) as well as in law firms and as external consultant to government departments and global financial institutions.
She is specialized in negotiating and mediating large global deals, troubled IT projects and settlements, advising and supporting international corporations as in-house and outside counsel (be it on provider or customer side), as well as supporting strategic projects, for example concerning implementation of the GDPR, new technology projects or agile legal services.
- Schwyzer Advokatenverein and the Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
- ITechlaw (International Technology Law Association)
- Konstanz Bar Association and German Bar Association (DAV)
- Special working groups for Mediation and IT law (DAVIT)
- Independent Center for IT Conflict Resolution (ITDR, formerly SGOA)
Charlene has been recognized in several legal networks and institutions as well as by her clients with various awards and certifications, for example:
Recommended Attorney for Technology Law and Data Protection & Privacy 2017-2021 (ongoing)
Who is Who Legal (WWL)
Recommended Data Protection Lawyer in Switzerland 2017-2020
Global Law Experts
Data Protection Lawyer of the Year in Switzerland - 2017 & 2018
International Advisory Experts
Central Europe & Internet & Social Media Law Specialist of the Year 2017
Women in Business, WiB worldwide