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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)


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    RT @ntdroit: Les solutions de chiffrement surfent sur l’effet Snowden blog.alpict.com/2015/03/27/les… avec @qnective @ThreemaApp @Tresorit @ZWOOKY_

  • 28.03.2015

    Entrepreneurs aren’t afraid of a setback: Optimism is in their nature cityam.com/leap-100/artic… via @CityAM

  • 25.03.2015

    Intel achète une deuxième start-up de l’EPFL bilan.ch/node/1019549 via @bilanmagazine

  • 25.03.2015

    RT @Innovaud: Congrats! @Privately_app @rovenso_ch @Morphotonix & SpinalDynamics part of the “Swiss National Startup Team” 2015 http://t.co…

  • 25.03.2015

    RT @businessinsider: 22 entrepreneurs share the advice that made them successful read.bi/1EFXal2 http://t.co/WWKEVyeZ9m

New recommendations in Telecoms, Media and Technology

In its latest research of the marketplace in Telecoms, Media and Technology published this month, leading publication Who's Who Legal describes our partner Michel Jaccard as "one of most outstanding lawyers in the area”, and "technically proficient in a range of technology-related transactions and data protection matters."