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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)


  • 21.04.2015

    RT @Techmeme: Yahoo 8-K on Microsoft search deal: can end at will after 4 months, higher revenue share, more businessinsider.com/yahoo-microsof… http://…

  • 20.04.2015

    RT @alexiskleinman: The original selfie stick was invented 1983, and it was hella awkward huff.to/1OzgO7B http://t.co/VDDhZPwvPu

  • 20.04.2015

    RT @WIRED: Why we need to calm down about Periscope's "piracy" problem wrd.cm/1JcAlc4

  • 19.04.2015

    Meet The Company Secretly Running All Your Favourite Social Media Accounts buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/the… via @imbadatlife @buzzfeednews

  • 18.04.2015

    Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy fusion.net/story/118401/m… via @thisisfusion

Internet and Advanced technologies – Continuing Legal Education

For the first time, Juliette Ancelle is invited to present, on April 25, 2015, the latest legislative and case law developments in Internet law and advanced technologies at the "marathon" of Continuing Legal Education organized by the Geneva Bar Association.