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Michel Jaccard - id est avocats sarl

Michel Jaccard

id est avocats sarl - Lausanne

  • Rue Centrale 6
  • Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
  • 1003

Main Areas of Law

He practices mainly in corporate finance, acquisitions and governance as well as in advanced technologies, publishing and media, cloud infrastructures, privacy and cyber security. He also enjoys an extensive practice and expertise in IP licensing and litigation (incl open access, creative commons and open source), joint ventures, technology transfers and complex business outsourcings.


J.D., Ph.D., University of Lausanne (1993; 1996). He then obtained a Fulbright grant, graduated from Columbia University Law School with honors in 1997 (LL.M., Stone Scholar) and was then admitted to the New York bar. He has practised in Switzerland, including as head of practice, since 1997 at Swiss leading mid size law firms and founded his own firm in 2012. He spent another year in 2003 working as an associate at White & Case LLP in New York (IP department). He has taught at several Swiss universities for 15 years in IP, corporate and technology.

Professional Memberships

Co-editor, International FOSS Law Review; Fulbright Alumni Association.

Industry Sector Expertise

Venture Capital, Private equity.
Software, Comuputing, Security, Advanced Technologies, Biotech and Medtech.
Luxury, Watchmaking.
Publishing, Media.
International organizations.

Languages Spoken

French, English, German.


Author and co-author of more than 20 scientific publications in Switzerland, France and the United States in the fields of Intellectual Property, Advanced Technologies, Data security and Privacy, Corporate finance and acquisitions.


University of Lausanne Law Degree and Ph.D. 1989 - 1996
Columbia University Law School LL.M. with honors 1996 - 1997


Fulbright Grant United States Government 1995
Lauréat Fondation Edouard Fleuret 0


Ranked in 2007 among the "100 personalities" in French speaking Switzerland by Hebdo Magazine.
Ranked in 2011 and 2012 among the 300 most influential persons in Switzerland by Bilan Magazine.
Past Chairman, Strategis Competition Prize for Innovation.
Member of the Jury for the ICT Swiss Awards since 2013.

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