Clara-Ann Gordon


Clara-Ann Gordon

Fürsprecherin, LL.M., Partnerin bei der Kanzlei Niederer Kraft & Frey AG




Areas of Practice
Clara-Ann Gordon is specialized in the areas of TMT/Outsourcing, data privacy, internal investigations/e-discovery and compliance.
She regularly advises clients in the above areas on contractual, governance/compliance and other legal matters, represents clients in transactions and before the competent regulatory and investigating authorities as well as before state courts, arbitral tribunals and in mediation proceedings, renders opinions on critical regulatory and contract law topics in the said industry-specific areas.
Clara-Ann Gordon has advised on and negotiated a broad range of national and international IT, software and outsourcing transactions (also in regulated markets), has represented clients in technology related court proceedings and international arbitration and is experienced in data protection and secrecy laws, white collar investigations and e-discovery, telecom regulations (including lawful interception), e-commerce, and IT law.
Clara-Ann Gordon regularly publishes in the field of technology (ICT) and frequently speaks at national and international conferences on emerging legal issues in technology law. Accordingly, she is a member of several ICT focussed professional associations, such as ASUT, DGRI, IAPP, IBA (Technology Law Committee) and ITechLaw.
Clara-Ann Gordon is regularly quoted by Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, EuroMoney’s Guide to leading Information Technology Lawyers, WIPR, Women in Business law and Leaders League. In addition, Clara-Ann Gordon won the ILO Client Choice Award for «IT & Internet Switzerland» in 2016. She is past Chair of the IBA Technology Law Committee, past member of the LPD Council of the IBA; Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of ITechLaw, a member of the INTA Enforcement Committee, an IT mediator/arbitrator and board member with SGOA and Co-Chair of IAPP Basel/Zurich KnowledgeNet Chapter.
Professional Career
  • 2016 – Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey
  • 2009 – Partner at a major Swiss law firm
  • 2003 – Associate at a major Swiss law firm
  • 2001 – Secondment at Diogenes Verlag
  • 2000 – Secondment at ABB
  • 1998 – Associate at a major Swiss law firm
  • 2017 – CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • 1998 – LL.M., (IP) Queen Mary & Westfield College, London
  • 1997 – Admitted to the Bar, Canton of Berne (Rechtsanwältin)


A complete listing of Clara-Ann Gordon's publications can be found here.