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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 Europe, Legal500 and Who's Who Legal. The firm was 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)


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  • 18.04.2014

    RT @Techmeme: Tech exits in Europe Q1 2014: 49 total, Germany and Israel lead, 43.7% of acquirers from US tech.eu/features/1061/… http://t.c…

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    RT @LeBinhHoang: Berne adopte sa stratégie Open Data rss.feedsportal.com/c/32535/f/4817… via @netvibes

id est avocats recommended in Legal500 EMEA

id est avocats was recommended in the top rankings in the fields of Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT), and in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the latest edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide, which recognizes the firm’s strong expertise in Open Source and Open Access as well as its extensive knowledge of IT matters. Michel Jaccard, who is recognized as having “‘in-depth knowledge of IT topics and adopts a pragmatic approach” is also ranked as a leading individual in TMT. More information and quotes from clients are available here.