Christoph Byland completed his studies in law at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and was admitted to the bar in 1985 after various traineeships at court and in law firms. From 1985 until 1988 he was working as a legal counsel with a leading telecommunication company and from 1988 until 1991 with an industrial and electrical power group. Subsequently, he was head of legal department of an international engineering group for 7 years.
From 1997 to 2003 Christoph Byland was the general counsel of an IT provider in the banking sector. Since July 2003 Christoph Byland is practising as an attorney at law in his own law firm in the premises of Technopark Zurich (Switzerland).