Dr. Michèle Balthasar

Attorney at law


Michèle Balthasar is an experienced specialist in data protection, energy law, information, and communications law, specializing in advising small, medium-sized and internationally active companies. In doing so, she personally accompanies her clients in questions and concerns related to digitalization. As an external data protection officer, she also accompanies and supports companies in their ongoing compliance with data protection requirements. Furthermore, she conveys her know-how didactically and methodically in a convincing, practice-oriented as well as entertaining manner in training courses on data protection.
Her strengths include her great commitment, her profound empathy for the respective areas of responsibility, her diverse experience and practical orientation, as well as her creativity in finding solutions.
As head of the legal and data protection team and member of the executive board of a consulting firm with a focus on Integral Security (ISMS, Information Security), she built up the Data Privacy and Legal competence centre for several years and supported her clients in implementing the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA). Prior to that, she worked for more than 15 years as an in-house lawyer in various functions in companies in the energy industry. This gave her a strong practical orientation, which she now uses to support her clients in complex legal and organizational challenges in a solution-oriented and pragmatic manner.

Michèle Balthasar is bilingual (d/f). She provides services in German, French, English and Spanish.

Michèle Balthasar

phd, Attorney at law
Executive MBA
Lead Auditor ISO 27001


The scope of Michèle Balthasar’s work is determined by the goals and ideas of her clients. On this basis, she submits solution-oriented and practical proposals, simple and clearly understandable. These include, among other things, explanations of risks and opportunities, the identification of structuring options and concrete recommendations.

Her clients appreciate not only the positive atmosphere in the creative environment, but also the fast, direct and goal-oriented communication.


Transparency and honesty are the basis of trust. The clear presentation of costs and thus comprehensible invoices is therefore a top priority for her, in addition to the very good quality of the work. Michèle Balthasar attaches great importance to long-term cooperation and a pleasant working atmosphere.


When placing an order, she agrees on the fee with you. Any expenses incurred are communicated openly and continuously. The remuneration is usually based on the time spent. However, it is also possible to estimate the workload with a cost ceiling or to agree on a lump sum.