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In MOXIS, the Swiss legal company Lenz & Staehelin has found a signature solution that can be operated On Prem and offers all the security advantages of a European solution. Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest legal firms in Switzerland: 200 lawyers support clients, mostly from business and industry. The experts for Swiss business law use MOXIS for the benefit of their clients. The e-signature solution from XiTrust is the only product on the market that can meet Lenz & Staehelin’s high demands for security and efficiency.

For more than 20 years, Davide Cortorreal has been part of the Swiss legal firm Lenz & Staehelin. This has not harmed his curiosity for new IT solutions. “In my position, it’s important to always be on the lookout for the best possible solutions to support our core business,” explains the IT manager at Lenz & Staehelin. A claim that has to be called ambitious: 200 lawyers work for clients at Lenz & Staehelin. This makes the firm one of the largest law firms in Switzerland. Companies in particular seek the advice of Lenz & Staehelin. Contract law, tax law, employment law, financial law and intellectual property issues are just some of the main areas the lawyers deal with on a daily basis.

Portrait von Davide Cortorreal

»Without the ability to sign with MOXIS regardless of location, we would have risked our full ability to operate.«

Davide Cortorreal

IT-Manager, Lenz & Staehelin

OnPrem as knock-out-criteria

Lenz & Staehelin can rely on decades of experience and prefers to keep the reins of action in its own hands. The company’s ethos therefore also includes working with its own internal experts rather than buying in expertise from outside. The same demands are also placed on the company’s IT.

The requirement for an e-signature solution was correspondingly specific: the solution had to be operated on premise. “This is not possible with all solutions on the market,” says Cortorreal. A search of Swisscom’s partner list put the IT specialist on the right track. “In all legal matters, we naturally use the highest-quality signature,” says the IT manager. “So we needed not only a solution that we could run on our in-house servers, but one that could also do qualified electronic signatures.” In this segment, says Davide Cortorreal, MOXIS from XiTrust was unrivaled.

The use of electronic signatures at Lenz & Staehelin is driven not least by the clients. Some of them work exclusively with electronic signatures and expect this from all business partners accordingly. “But eSignatures are also already standard in many places when dealing with authorities and institutions,” observes Davide Cortorreal.

European data security

As a specialist in Swiss business law, Lenz & Staehelin is the first point of contact for foreign clients in Switzerland. To this end, the lawyers keep a very close eye on the impact of EU legislation on companies in this country. This is one of the reasons why a European solution was sought that is legally impregnated against data queries by US authorities, which does not apply to signature providers based in the USA.

“The fact that XiTrust offers a purely European, eIDAS-compliant solution with MOXIS was another argument for us,” says Davide Cortorreal. The IT manager sees the support from XiTrust as the icing on the cake of this success story: “Short lines! We have always received quick answers to our questions. A very efficient collaboration!”

Christoph Schomberg, Senior Editor at XiTrust

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