Johanna Moesch

Johanna Moesch (Mösch)

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Johanna Moesch is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Zurich. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie she worked as an associate and senior associate in a major Zurich law firm and prior thereto as a law clerk in a Swiss district court. She was also a tutor and student research assistant at the University of Basel in the fields of public and private law. Johanna obtained a LL.M. degree from the Tsinghua University (Beijing). She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and since January 2021 a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).

Practice Focus

Johanna advises Swiss and international companies on all aspects of information technology law, data protection law, IT contract law as well as on e-commerce and in general contract law. Her practice covers in particular advice of companies on issues concerning domestic and cross-border data privacy law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising numerous globally operating companies from various industries on the implementation of the revised Swiss data protection act as well as on general questions concerning GDPR and on international data transfers.
  • Advising several globally operating companies on their website compliance requirements (including terms of use, imprints, privacy statements, use of cookies and similar technologies, price indications, unfair competition, consumer protection law, contract law).
  • Advising several global operating companies (including financial institutions) on questions around outsourcing to cloud service providers.
  • Seconded for six months with additional subsequent part-time secondments to a large financial institution to advise on questions around sharing of personal data, banking secrecy and the implementation of the revised Swiss data protection act and on data protection law in general.

Professional Honors

  • Legal 500 - Rising Star Data Protection (2022)
  • Legal 500 - Rising Star Data Protection (2021)
  • Legal 500 - Rising Star Data Protection (2020)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) (2021)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 
  • International Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association - Member


  • Switzerland (2010)


  • Tsinghua University (LL.M.) (2014)
  • University of Basel (lic. iur.) (2007)


  • English
  • French
  • German

Co-author (with Evelyn Schilter), "Rechtsgrundlage für die Offenlegung von Daten zur Rechnungslegung im Bereich der beruflichen Vorsorge," iusNet Digitales Recht, April, 2022

Co-author (with Evelyn Schilter), "Offenlegung von Daten zur Rechnungslegung," Schweizer Personalvorsorge, 10-21

Co-author (with Alessandro Celli), "Der räumliche Geltungsbereich – Revision DSG," iusNet Digitales Recht, May 26, 2021

Author, "Ist die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung auf mich als Schweizer Arbeitgeber anwendbar – und falls ja, was muss ich beachten?", Treuhand und Revision, Jahrbuch 2019, pp. 223-240, 2019

Co-author, "Completing M&A Transactions Successfully with Chinese Companies in a Swiss Context," LexisNexis Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide 2016, pp. 32-41, 2016