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id est avocats is the Latest OpenChain Partner

By 2020-03-05March 23rd, 2020News

SAN FRANCISCO, MARCH 5, 2020 – The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that id est avocats is our latest partner organization. A boutique corporate and technology law firm based in Switzerland, id est avocats provides an exceptional bridge into industry sectors where OpenChain will become increasingly important.

id est avocats has a strong track record helping innovative businesses, successful entrepreneurs, top VCs and global brands navigate today’s digital world, and is also regularly trusted by large Swiss and international companies for their expertise in technology, life sciences and media sectors, but also in M&A transactions and financing.    

Open source has always been in the firm’s DNA; becoming a partner of OpenChain is for us a natural step” says Michel Jaccard, id est avocats’ founder and partner. “With its focus on excellence and on building positive long-term relationships, there is also a clear alignment in values between our firm and the OpenChain Project” adds Juliette Ancelle, who heads the IP practice at the firm.

The OpenChain standard defines inflection points in business workflows where a compliance process, policy or training should exist to minimize the potential for errors and maximize the efficiency of bringing solutions to market. The companies involved in the OpenChain community number in the hundreds. The OpenChain standard is being prepared for submission to ISO and evolution from de facto into a formal standard this year.

“The OpenChain Project has a strong emphasis on ensuring the support infrastructure for adoption is as comprehensive as possible as we complete the ISO process,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Michel Jaccard and the team at id est avocats have exceptional knowledge in this field and provide us with a substantial increase in coverage and knowledge throughout the OpenChain Partner Program.”

About id est avocats

id est avocats ( is an award winning boutique law firm based in Switzerland, specialized in advanced technologies, intellectual property, corporate finance and acquisitions. The firm places industry knowledge at the heart of its activity and enjoys well-established relationships with global brands, prominent entrepreneurs, institutional investors, international groups and many CEOs and owners of businesses that it has assisted in growth, acquisitions, combinations, restructurings, and exits. The firm regularly interacts with law firms from across the world, and is well connected with multinational practices based in key European markets, in the United States and in Asia.

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain. More information can be found at

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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Shane Coughlan