Michel Jaccard is a partner at id est avocats, a B Corp certified law firm based in Lausanne advocating sustainable and responsible business practices. 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 a lecturer in the Master in Sustainable Management and Technology (SMT) managed by the Enterprise for Society Center (E4S) of the University of Lausanne, IMD and EPFL. He further teaches a class on innovation, technology transfer, intellectual property and new business models in the Master program of the University of Neuchâtel. For the past 25 years, Michel has acted for entrepreneurs, buyers, owners and investors in technology and life sciences deals. He regularly advises on growth, governance and sustainability issues, and is a co-creator of the Impact Term Sheet published in 2022 by the Dutch non for profit Legal Innovation for Sustainable Investments (LISI). Michel further helps clients navigate the world of innovation, technologies, data protection and cybersecurity, and assists in complex business projects requiring an understanding of advanced technologies and intellectual property licensing, in particular open source and open access strategies. He is a certified ITDR and CEDR mediator and part of the WIPO List of Neutrals.