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About id est avocats

"id est" is a Latin expression meaning "that is to say" (i.e. in abbreviated form). Clients expect nowadays from their legal counsel far more than a perfect knowledge of the law. Trusted attorneys shall be able to assist in ambitious projects and help design and implement complex negotiation or litigation strategies; they must fit in multidisciplinary teams, explain the stakes, and formulate no non-sense, pragmatic and actionable advice to diverse stakeholders: board of directors, entrepreneurs, shareholders, investors.

In line with our philosophy, we focus on certain industries of which we know the rules, the players, the specificities, the market standards and the best practices: computing, advanced technologies, media and advertising, commercial and corporate, and intellectual property, especially in the field of software and online services.



Our work has been highly recommended by the market and leading guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal500 and Who's Who Legal. We were also voted Swiss Boutique Law Firm of the Year by industry experts in 2012 and 2013, and Law Firm of the Year in ‘Technology’ (Corporate Int’l Awards), ‘Corporate Finance and M&A’ (M&A Int’l) and ‘Media’ (ACQ Law Global Awards).

"The firm always adds strong value by understanding the business issues and translating them into solid legal terms." (Chambers Europe 2014)


  • 20.08.2014

    RT @businessinsider: Big VCs are getting greedy and hogging hot startup deals for themselves, say angels read.bi/1kVqqk3

  • 20.08.2014

    RT @bilanmagazine: Le groupe romand Adent et ses neuf cliniques passent en mains britanniques ow.ly/AuYjO

  • 19.08.2014

    RT @washingtonpost: Health care data breaches have hit 30 million patients and counting wapo.st/1pbglzQ

  • 19.08.2014

    RT @SebastienFlury: Die Fanversteher von @Coteri_es bit.ly/1n2PxwS Great article on my startup on #bilanz (in German)

  • 19.08.2014

    Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2014: the five winners have been chosen Startupticker.ch | The Swiss Startup News channel startupticker.ch/en/news/august…

id est avocats will Ride 4 the Cause

The team of id est avocats is proud to announce its partnership with Ride for the Cause 2014 (R4tC). The charity organized by Montreux-based NGO “WAVES” will take place on the last weekend of August 2014, when several hundreds of participants will ride their Stand-Up Paddle boards on the Lake of Geneva in order to support the creation of schools in Peru and the protection of mountain environments. Learn more on www.ride4thecause.org and come join us!