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Michel Jaccard

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id est avocats sàrl

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Technologies | Media | Privacy & Cybersecurity. Corporate Finance | Acquisitions. Business Combinations. Intellectual Property. Licensing | Litigation


Michel Jaccard is a partner and the founder of id est avocats. He is mainly active in technology, media and corporate matters, and regularly advises clients in IP matters.


Michel Jaccard is the founder of id est avocats. He has been involved in the last 20 years in more than a hundred corporate finance and M&A deals in Switzerland and abroad, acting for entrepreneurs and owners, venture capital and private equity firms, industrial buyers and financial sponsors. Along his corporate expertise, he sits on several advisory boards and regularly helps C-level execs and board members of SMEs and global brands navigate the world of advanced technologies, distributed computing, open source, data protection and cybersecurity, and more generally manage their online presence and digital transformation. Michel holds a JD and PhD from the University of Lausanne and an LLM from Columbia Law School (Stone Scholar, Fulbright grantee). He is admitted to practice in Switzerland and New York, and has been highly recommended in Corporate/M&A, Technology, Media/Telecoms and Intellectual Property for the past 10 years by leading guides such as Chambers and Legal500. He also maintains a blog on innovation and technology law and frequently acts as jury member or mentor in national and international startup competitions.


French, English


Vaud Attorneys Association (OAV)


JD (with honours), Lausanne University (1993) PhD (with honours), Lausanne University (1996); LL.M. (Fulbright Grantee and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia University (1997).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

id est avocats sàrl engages in corporate matters and M&A deals, with a strong focus on the TMT sector in the Western region of Switzerland. Biotech company Genkyotex received support during its merger with Genticel, while the lawyers also advised Artanim Interactive on its acquisition by Dreamscape Immersive. Ravenpack and Beqom are other active clients. Michel Jaccard and Juliette Ancelle are the names to note.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

id est avocats sàrl provides advice at the interface between IP and M&A transactions, product launches, e-commerce, contracts and litigation. The team manages energy technology company DEPSys’ IP portfolio. Juliette Ancelle and Michel Jaccard are supported by three associates.

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Within: Leading individuals

Michel Jaccard - id est avocats sàrl

Within: TMT

With a particular focus on IT issues, id est avocats sàrl offers specialist expertise in fintech, cyber security, cloud services and digital health matters. The team frequently assists scaleup Bestmile with all contractual, licensing and data ownership aspects and advised a health insurance group on the development of a new online and social media marketing strategy as well as on compliance with GDPR data protection regulation. Michel Jaccard and Juliette Ancelle are the key contacts.

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