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Juliette Ancelle

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id est avocats sàrl

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Intellectual Property. Entertainment. Advanced Technologies. Media | Advertising. Corporate transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions. Employment


Partner. She mainly advises and represents clients in business and corporate matters, employment and social related cases as well as in intellectual property cases, with a special focus in the fields of social media and entertainment.


Juliette Ancelle developed a specialized practice in the fields of intellectual property and advanced technologies, Internet and social media. She also regularly assists clients in the framework of important corporate transactions, acquisitions or financing rounds, and has a solid experience in employment law cases. She also leads the firm’s entertainment practice. Juliette Ancelle is admitted to practice in Switzerland. She graduated from the University of Lausanne were she obtained a Bachelor in Laws and a Master in Laws and attended the University of Montreal. She also graduated from the New York University school of law, where she obtained an LL.M. in 2009. She was admitted to the New York bar on that same year. She regularly leads workshops  (LIFT, Venture Lab, Chambre fiduciaire) and is often invited to give seminars, classes or conferences in her main fields of practice such as intellectual property, social media or employment law (IIMT, Federal Institute for Intellectual Property for the degree of patent expert, Masters Degree in Law and Economics from the University of Lausanne, etc.). Juliette Ancelle also regularly publishes on her bog, hosted on the website of Le Temps, addressing legal issues related to her practice.


French, English


Vaud Attorneys Association (OAV)


J.D., University of Lausanne (summa cum laude)(2008); LL.M., NYU (2009).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Due to its 'pragmatic and hands-on approach', id est avocats sàrl is perceived as 'a go-to firm for start-ups in the French-speaking part of Switzerland'. The team retains its technology focus through transactions, investment and financing rounds, as well as its fintech expertise. The 'excellentMichel Jaccard advised Abionic on a CHF20m Series C financing round in order to develop a medical diagnostics platform. Cross-border M&A and financing partner Juliette Ancelle is another key practitioner, while Mehmet Toral, who made partner in January 2019, 'impresses with his tremendous commercial awareness'.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Lausanne-based firm id est avocats sàrl impresses with its 'pragmatic approach and excellent strategic advice, in addition to its thorough legal knowledge of complex data protection aspects in the medical research sector'. It also has niche expertise in open-source matters, as well as experience in technology transfers and licensing agreements. Other key clients come from the entertainment, education and media fields. The 'outstanding, efficient and highly professionalMichel Jaccard reviewed multiple licensing, collaboration and scientific services agreements for the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, while Juliette Ancelle acted for Intellectual Property Watch in negotiations with Thomson Reuters and West Publishing regarding the licensing of the client's published contents.

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Within: TMT

Lausanne-based specialist firm id est avocats sàrl is best known for its financing and investment, fintech, media and medical technology expertise. A recent highlight for Michel Jaccard is his advice to Beqom on its data protection compliance programme, while Juliette Ancelle assists start-up Kapaw with fundraising and the drafting of standard terms and conditions regarding its video platform.

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