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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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    Facebook Sues Lawyers for Pressing Dubious Ownership Case nyti.ms/1r2gQJD

  • 20.10.2014

    How Google Search is changing to fight online piracy wapo.st/1sGTmN4 via @washingtonpost

  • 20.10.2014

    Stop worrying about mastermind hackers. Start worrying about the IT guy. wapo.st/1DiBnBg via @washingtonpost

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    Behind Private Equity’s Curtain nyti.ms/1sUzVBP

  • 17.10.2014

    RT @mikko: Get this. FBI blames Snowden for making people want to encrypt their phones. nytimes.com/2014/10/17/us/… They might make it illegal.

Sale of a group of companies in the watchmaking subcontracting

id est avocats assists the owners of a group of companies in microtechnic and subcontracting for the watchmaking industry in its sale to an industrial conglomerate; the deal involved stock for cash and stock for stock transactions, a partial financing of the transaction by the sellers and an earnout package.