Welcome to our website. Our team of specialized attorneys provides expert advice in Advanced Technologies | Media | Privacy, Corporate Finance | Acquisitions and Governance and Intellectual Property | Unfair Practices.

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)


  • 19.05.2015

    RT @nytimesbits: Tech Giants Urge Obama to Reject Policies That Weaken Encryption Technology nyti.ms/1LixrnO

  • 19.05.2015

    RT @ScottEdWalker: Dear Founders: As smart as Larry & Sergey are, they tried to sell Google to Excite in 1999 for less than $1 million. htt…

  • 15.05.2015

    RT @HuffPostTech: Facebook accused of "trampling on European privacy laws" huff.to/1KagLRN

  • 14.05.2015

    Google Finally Goes All In On Cloud Internally on.tcrn.ch/l/BRoa via @techcrunch

  • 13.05.2015

    RT @nytimes: Lawyers with lowest pay report more happiness (and drink less alcohol, too) nyti.ms/1PFIJ6j http://t.co/qxrI8ZZlb2

Startup Essential Workshop @EPFL

Michel Jaccard will present to entrepreneurs the contractual and legal aspects of "Building an Investable Vehicle" during a "Startup Essential Workshop" event organized by VentureLab at EPFL on 20 May 2015.