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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)

"The lawyers are hands-on, able to grasp complex concepts and strong in negotiations" (Chambers Europe 2015)


  • 30.06.2015

    RT @Techmeme: Uber saw 300% YoY growth and had $470M in operating losses on $415M in revenue bloomberg.com/news/articles/… techmeme.com/150629/p30#a15…

  • 29.06.2015

    RT @businessinsider: Uber just bought part of Microsoft Bing's mapping technology, including 100 employees read.bi/1GLiQh6 http://t.…

  • 29.06.2015

    RT @LesEchos: Uber France : les deux dirigeants seraient en garde à vue trib.al/xzgNjTl

  • 27.06.2015

    RT @Techmeme: SEC allows startups raising up to $50M to tweet about stock or debt offering to gauge interest bloomberg.com/news/articles/… http://…

  • 24.06.2015

    RT @bilanmagazine: En plein scandale d'espionnage par les Etats-Unis, la France renforce les capacités légales d'écoute http://t.co/svNGxmp…

Internet Law - University of Geneva, Social media and Cloud computing

Juliette Ancelle and Michel Jaccard will be back as lecturers in the internet law summer school program at the University of Geneva next week alongside leading experts from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the Geneva Internet Platform, the Internet Society, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Juliette will talk about social media legal issues and challenges and Michel will discuss cloud computing best practices, data protection compliance and hacking and security risks. The full program is available here.