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Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Global LegalTech Leader, PwC Switzerland
Guenther is a Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland where he and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. He also is one of seven members of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team and PwC Legal’s Global LegalTech Leader. Prior to this he was a successful Venture Capitalist, served as in-house counsel at an international hedge fund and practised in court and with a leading business law firm. Guenther holds a PhD in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.
He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation but also of “Making Money out of Technology” (2003), “Uptake Revisited: How Innovative Products succeed in International Markets” (2007) and “New Suits. Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World” (2019). He is actively involved in numerous ventures and lectures at various universities. Guenther is also the host of the educational video series „Appetite for Disruption“ (www.appetitefordisruption.tv), the founder of global technology enthusiasts movement Disruption Disciples, Co-Host of Legal Hackers Zurich, and a permanent member of expert groups at economiesuisse, the Swiss Fund and Asset Management Association and the Swiss Fintech Innovation Association.
"As the legal profession faces disruption PwC Legal takes a pioneering role in reinventing legal services. Technology is key in this. We fully embrace LegalTech."