Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna
Lawyer, VC Investor, Disruption Disciple, Exponential Technologies Enthusiast, Author and Speaker.
C onsidered to be one of the leading European Banking, Investment and Blockchain/Crypto Law specialists and often dubbed “Regulatory Rockstar” or “Cypherpunk Lawyer” Guenther is also passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, rock music, custom bratstyle motorcycles, obstacle course racing and vinyl records.
A Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland he and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. He’s also a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team. 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). Guenther has to date been speaking at more than 200 conferences worldwide. He is privately invested and actively involved in numerous ventures and lectures at various universities.
Guenther is the founder of Disruption Disciples and the host of “Appetite for Disruption“ the educational video series which promises to take you to the edge of innovation.