Jacques DE WERRA

Professor & Director of the Digital Law Center

Jacques de Werra is Professor of contract law and intellectual property (IP) law and Director of the Digital Law Center (www.digitallawcenter.ch) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. From 2015 until 2019, he was Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva in charge of leading the University’s digital strategy. Jacques de Werra has taught as visiting professor at leading universities including Harvard Law School (as Charles Hieken Visiting Professor in Patent Law for a course on international intellectual property transactions in 2022 and 2024), Stanford Law School (in 2017 and 2023), Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Nagoya University and City University of Hong Kong. He has practiced law (commercial law, IP law and arbitration) in Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich) at a major business law firm and has obtained an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School and was admitted to the New York bar (in addition to his admission to the Swiss bar). Jacques de Werra is an academic expert and legal consultant in IP law, technology & digital law, contract law, and sports law and he practices international arbitration (as arbitrator and consultant/legal expert). He is member of the Board of the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS, www.cids.ch) and of the Committee of the Geneva Master of International Dispute Settlement (MIDS, www.mids.ch). He has widely published in leading law journals (including the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology) and has authored / edited various books of reference including a Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing and The Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions (co-edited with Irene Calboli).

Jacques DE WERRA

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