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Stephan Netzle (Dr)

Stephan Netzle (Dr)

President, Federal Communications Commission (Comcom), Switzerland

Dr Stephan Netzle has been a member of the Swiss Federal Telecommunication Commission (ComCom) and was appointed President for ComCom on 1 January 2017,

Dr Netzle specialises in telecom and IT law, international sports law, and arbitration. He advised and represented telecom operators in prior spectrum auctions and was an external legal counsel of the leading Swiss cable company.

He is also a listed arbitrator with the ICC. He participated in many commercial arbitration proceedings as a party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman of panels, in disputes concerning sports but also information technology (IT) and intellectual property. ComCom is currently preparing the allocation of the spectrum for the 5G generation (2018) and assisting in the review of the Swiss Telecom Act.

Dr Netzle is a graduate of the University of Zurich and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a qualified attorney at law practising in Zurich and Lausanne. He is a lecturer for International Arbitration at the University of Zurich.

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